How long can a female Jackson Retain sperm

Jay Sick

Established Member
Ok so she laid a clutch on July 4th 2011 which is over a year ago. however in the year that has passed she has beefed up over time has become less active when ever I show her the male she gapes and sways and gets pissed and try to push him off the branch. Now I know they retain sperm and I will post a pic as soon as she calms down from seeing the male a few minutes ago but is this possible for her to be gravid over a year later.

I assume it is just want to double check she is a champ all the way ill say that eats like a wild boar drinks and sits under her light just chilling not to active so idk she has the grip of a lumber jack and is very aware of everything around her so I know she is not ill.






ok so i got the pics sorry if this does not work first shot i have never uploaded photos before :confused:
 

SpartyTessy

New Member
Wow if she does more than a year later that is a very long time. Mine had babies about 5 weeks ago and she looks like she is about to give birth again and do know they can retain sperm but I am not sure for how long. 1 Year seems like a really long time but am honestly not sure. That would be crazy and cool if she did have babies more than a year later.
 

SpartyTessy

New Member
From the pics well its always hard to tell for sure but comparing her girth to mine who had babies 5 weeks ago and taken into consideration she only had 10 babies mine was considerably thicker I would say no but I am not the expert. How much do you say she eats a day? Mine eats between 4-7 crickets/grasshoppers a day and she has grown in girth considerably since she gave birth making me think she too is going to give birth to a second set of babies here shortly.

The symptoms sure do sound like she is pregnant though as mine was acting the same way before giving birth.
 

Jay Sick

Established Member
She eats like a barbarian how ever much i put in she eats like every other day she will knock down ten or so crickets. If i gave her more she would gladly eat it worms,silk,butter,horned she eats it all no questions asked.
 

ChamBust

New Member
Jay,

Your girl definitely looks prego's...not sure how they can retain sperm for over a year though, are you sure she hasn't come in contact with any males since giving birth?
 

Alexl

Established Member
[..] edited cause I didn't take a close look what species we're talking about ;).

She eats like a barbarian how ever much i put in she eats like every other day she will knock down ten or so crickets.
That's a lot too much food for your female. Continuing feeding about ten feeders every other day may result in a high amount of offspring and unfortunately a very shortened lifetime.
 

Jay Sick

Established Member
Yes im sure she has not been in contact with another male unless she has a number for a chameleon escort service and uses it when im not home. I am baffled my self as to how it could take so long my only thought was if she retains sperm is it used rite away like what if would take like 3 months for her to produce the egg sacs inside her then it would take how ever long to gestate them and pop em out ?????
 
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