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    Posted: 07 Aug 2019 at 5:15pm
A few of my slow-worms look very large around the middle, it could of course be diet time but anyone think there are babies inside?



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Certainly looks like it to me Chubsta.

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For sure!

A gravid female is a good sign that you have suitable habitat so the young should do well. You may never see the tiny juveniles, we rarely do but in a year or two it will be obvious you have healthy young slowies!


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Originally posted by GemmaJF GemmaJF wrote:

For sure!

A gravid female is a good sign that you have suitable habitat so the young should do well. You may never see the tiny juveniles, we rarely do but in a year or two it will be obvious you have healthy young slowies!

I looked under the cover yesterday and as well as the usual group of fatties there was a cluster of 3 or four juveniles about 5 inches long so I guess they are last years?
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New ones are like golden bodkins Chubsta.

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Possibly more useful than talk of bodkins is the image of some of my new ones if you scroll down this linked page:
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Suzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 2019 at 11:32am
Whilst looking at this page I wondered, have we heard from Keith lately? Seems ages, or maybe I've missed a post or two.
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