Restricting Food and Diapause period questions


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Hey guys, I have been doing a lot of research on putting females on a diet to keep them from laying infertile eggs, and keeping clutch sizes down. I have a few questions about this.

I have read that it is ok to put your female on a diet once she reaches sexual maturity to avoid infertile clutches, but I have seen varying opinions on how much to offer her. Also, should I up the amount of calcium put on my feeders to compensate for the calcium she is going to miss on this restricted diet?

I will not be breeding my females until well into the future, I just want to make sure it is as easy as possible on them, so I would really like to study up on this as much as possible, and be prepared for it when it comes.

I was also curious about others opinions on shortening the diapause period with panther eggs. Has anyone managed to do this with their eggs successfully? Is there a huge difference with incubation time when varying temps to shorten diapause? Would you recommend it?
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