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Spawning observations...

Posted By: Jim Powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Sunday, 8 September 2002, at 1:16 p.m.

Yesterday, I noticed an some interesting spawning behaviour that I had never observed in my L. disparis.
They had taken a break from the spawning the last several months(I guess everyone needs a break now and then!) But had recently resumed. Yesterday, both the large females looked to be full of eggs and starting to get restless as is usual.
Later, I noticed a nest being dug under a hollow log. This has traditionally been a favored spot. One female, and two males were in the nest, as was an adult cheni. The cheni would occasionally chase one or both of the males out, but was finally chased away by the female. I wondered if the spawning activity or some aspect of it (ie