I really have no reason to complain, I have had an incredibly steller breeding season. But it still gives you a pang when you see a promising clutch turn into a slugfest. This was the first clutch for this big gorgeous pied girl. And in the past when I have had a lot of slugs in a clutch it seems to be a a first clutch for a young female. This girl is 3, so old enough and she is large- she was 2200g after she laid eggs. So she was viable, but sometimes it seems like a young female just throws slugs.
What I got? 2 healthy viable eggs with full veins. 3 beautiful eggs with almost no veins. And 6 slugs.... 6. Eeeessch.
Still, she did make 11 eggs. So the promise of next year is pretty exciting! Clutch #17.