The Miracle Of Sperm Storage: Amphigonia retardata. How long the females can store sperm?
For chameleon breeders, the question of confirmed father of the offsprings is very important in the breeding projects. The complication is, the females can store sperm from previous matings... So, if you mate same female with more different males, from the moment it mates with the second one, you will never be sure who is the father of the young...
The probability of a female having stored some sperm after mating is almost 100per cent.
For Panther breeding projects using wild caught females, the probability they are gravid is very high. This is why experienced breeders usually wait till the females lay their eggs without mating, as the offsprings are purely belonging to one local form. You can not usually even guess which local form does the female belong to, as the females are hardly identifiable, but based on its male babies, when grown up, the ID is often possible to reconfirm the data from the exporter, which are often unreliable or even mixed by negligence or on purpose.