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All of my hissers have been breeding like crazy lately. I think it's because I have warm lights on them that get them "in the mood".

My e. chopardi haven't been breeding at all though. I've had adults for several months, but no babies yet. They also aren't being as active as my other hissers. Are dwarfs difficult to breed or do they just have a longer gestation period than other hissers?

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All of my hissers have been breeding like crazy lately. I think it's because I have warm lights on them that get them "in the mood".

My e. chopardi haven't been breeding at all though. I've had adults for several months, but no babies yet. They also aren't being as active as my other hissers. Are dwarfs difficult to breed or do they just have a longer gestation period than other hissers?

I found them to be very much slower to get going, but once they start then you will have many all the time. Reason unknown. My first several I had the same experience as you, but now have a tank full of them. You will just have to wait them out.

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one of mine aborted her eggs when the temperature went down to 70, it might also be because i moved her to a new tank. before the colony (2 males and 4 females) temperature was 75-80 F.

Yes, I seem to remember having that happen a few times. It is a stress induced reaction, *possibly* from too much human activity. They seem to do better when left alone longer than regular hissers.

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what kind of heat mat is it? certain one does not have any effect at all. mine, i stuck it on the bottom and the area where the mat is only goes up to 85 F. so it really depends on which kind.

Thanks for the info. My bug room has been rather cold lately so that might be why. I've been putting a heater in there at night to warm it up a bit. I have a tiny heat mat that I'm going to attach to their tank tonight so that should help maybe.
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