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Guessing Askie's Gender
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:39 PM   #11
You can count the scales from the vent to the tip of the tail.
140 or less is a female
150 or more is a male.
The easiest way to do that is to get a good picture and get it as big as you can on a computer and count.
Old 08-15-2019, 11:24 PM   #12
I may give that a try. The pic I posted is pretty high-res, and I may get a decent count off of it. Thanks!
Old 09-06-2019, 01:17 PM   #13
So Askie shed again, and I think I'm going to send the shed into the genetics testing place that Gelshark linked to and get a for sure on gender.

I was also able to count the scales on the shed, and got right about 140, which points toward female. There may have been a few more than 140, but I don't think I would have hit 150.
Old 10-12-2019, 10:56 AM   #14
So I sent Askie's shed in for testing, and got a result back. Turns out my hunch was right, I do have a little female! So her name is now Asklepia.

She's growing like a weed and getting redder and more orange by the day. Still eating like a champ and a good sport about being handled.
Old 10-12-2019, 11:04 AM   #15
Old 10-13-2019, 10:09 PM   #16
Hey, that's cool! congrats


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