View Full Version : Age/fertility/lifespan
01-31-2007, 07:57 AM
Does anyone out there have any idea at what age a male leachi can still produce viable sperm? What about lifespan in captivity? Have they even been available long enough to see signs of old age? If so what are you seeing?
01-31-2007, 11:16 AM
On page 218 of the rach book they describe their experience with an old female. Sunken eyes, the head more bonier and thick snout scales. Problems with shedding, and did stop producing eggs. They do go into saying that males can continue breeding to up to 30 years.I would also expect any kind of reptile( Mostly none special habitat species)to live longer in captivity if cared for properly. so I wouldn't be surprised if a leachianus lived longer than 30 years in captivity.:eek:
I'd imagine that signs of old age are similar to this in males, except the producing eggs part.
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