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Old 28th October 2013   #1
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Default Spawn with no eggs in it!

Hi there everyone! :)

I'm the proud owner of a beautiful axolotl named Shuna and a couple of fire bellied toads called Cherie and Muckle. Cherie's a girl, it seems; Muckle's a boy.

A couple of days ago I found them in amplexus: Muckle's been calling every evening for a while and I guess Cherie finally took the bait! Anyway, they apparently spawned: the tank has a little jelly in it now in a couple of places. However, there are no eggs in the jelly....

Could this be a practice run, so to speak? It's curious. Have any of you ever experienced anything like this?

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is the jelly thin with tiny black dots all over it? if so this is just old shed skin
I mistook it for eggs once
eggs are laid singly on plants in a double membrane like this
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these toads will engage in amplexus with anything regardless of whether or not it's receptive, even a female, or even an animal (mine amplex the bamboo plant a lot)
it's also possible the jelly is too thin or it's being disturbed so the eggs are falling out of it and sinking

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