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Brian S
08-25-2008, 12:37 PM
I just got this little male P miranda from Diane Fisher the other day. I have a girl that I would like to see bear fruit since this species isnt really all that common in the hobby yet.

Female's enclosure
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The male was at first terrified of his new, much larger girlfriend and I had to gently coax him back inside with her a couple of times
http://i33.tinypic.com/72xdgl.jpg

The female started drumming and was definetly interested but the male was pretty shy at first.
http://i34.tinypic.com/2qixonb.jpg
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After watching them dilly dally around I finally turned the lights off and checked them late at night. The male was drumming and the female was drumming back. I never saw them actually hook up but I decided to leave them alone until morning. Perhaps they just dont want to do anything while human eyes are watching. Hey! I can relate to that!

Next morning I checked on them and this is the only thing left of the male! I am not ruling out that something could have happened, in fact I really hope it did. I guess time will tell
http://i38.tinypic.com/2vl4l88.jpg

cheetah13mo
08-25-2008, 12:39 PM
Good luck fellow Missourian. I'd be interested in a few babies so keep us updated and Good job too.

Brian S
08-25-2008, 12:41 PM
I'll remember you F.M. Let's keep our fingers crossed ;)

Talkenlate04
08-25-2008, 12:46 PM
Wow she was a mean girl! My pair has been together for almost a month and they almost seem to be in love.
Hope your attempt yields fruit!

Brian S
08-25-2008, 12:49 PM
Yeah my females are just down right mean LOL

Lorgakor
08-25-2008, 01:48 PM
Good luck Brian, hope it goes well for you! She is a beautiful girl!

Hamburglar
08-25-2008, 04:57 PM
Good luck... I really like this species. My miranda is still itty bitty...