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Post Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:15 pm   Nesting

My 16 yo female is showing nesting behavior. I placed her in a large cardboard box with access to water and soil however she chooses to dig in the cardboard instead. What should I do about this?
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:12 pm   Re: Nesting

Nesting boxes often don't work, but the moment she it wanting to go is the time to put her in. They often have a preference as to when, so you might be able to figure it out. Ideally, she will want to go outdoors, but it might be too cold where you are.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:12 pm   Re: Nesting

It is too cold to allow her outside and she wants to dig a nest but she’s choosing cardboard over soil
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:38 am   Re: Nesting

Not sure how that will work out, but hopefully she'll keep trying. Most RES who cannot find a suitable area will eventually expel the eggs into the tank.
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