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    "Third shed, A Success" MasSalvaje's Avatar
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    "Double-Clutch"?

    I caught a gravid female Thamnophis elegans vagrans today that did not look like she was too far along. I have been keeping an eye on the population in this area all year. I found males emerging from the den in early March and the first female that I found was in early April. Food supply is very high with both rodents and amphibs having a very big year as far as numbers go. Do you think it is a "double-clutch", or just a late breeder?

    -Thomas

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    Re: "Double-Clutch"?

    What ever it is I wish you luck. Keep us posted.
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    Re: "Double-Clutch"?

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    What ever it is I wish you luck. Keep us posted.
    I will do my best! I did not keep her but I did mark her unique markings in my log. I will see if I can't keep track of her for awhile.

    -Thomas

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    Re: "Double-Clutch"?

    Good luck!
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    Re: "Double-Clutch"?

    late breeder....cold spring this year, probably bred late. my valleys bred late...I am still waiting for them to pop

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    Re: "Double-Clutch"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssssnakeluvr View Post
    late breeder....cold spring this year, probably bred late. my valleys bred late...I am still waiting for them to pop
    It was a very warm spring down my way Don, that is until it started to snow agian in June, March and April were the months I saw the most Garter activity in this specific spot with a lot of breeding balls out there.

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    Re: "Double-Clutch"?

    cool...rained a lot here.... if some bred late in april, could still be due...I have one female left from here to pop...

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