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Old 29th October 2019   #1
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Default A. opacum eggs

Well today I had a bit of a surprise from these animals. It seems they had laid some eggs :)

These animals came originally from Mark Pickstock as juveniles and have been in this tub now for maybe two or three autumns . It has a layer of garden soil, mixed with leaf litter, a water dish and layers of moss, wood bark, coconut shell and broken terracotta pot for variety. There is a lot of free range woodlice and are topped up with any small worms that I find in the garden. The tub is black plastic, around 1 metre by 50cm. and sits under a conifer tree at the bottom end of my garden. This is where I keep most of my animals now. During the summer I occasionally watered it, really just to keep the worms happy.
The last week or so has become cooler and we've had a lot of rain, enough to make the whole tub unusually damp.
When I went to look for them, I found a female curled around the eggs beside a male. This was in the top left corner under some tree bark, covered by moss and more bark.
I have removed some eggs to monitor and left the others in situ. When I have placed the eggs over light I can see a darker, slightly oval shape inside. Hopefully this will change.
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