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Fertility of Female Vipera aspis in Captivity as a Function of the Periods of Mating
Vol. 27, No. 4 (Dec., 1971), pp. 385-389
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3891277
Page Count: 5
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In captivity under almost constant artificial conditions, sexual behavior and mating occur throughout most of the year, but fertility is different. Matings in the first half-year are 100% fertile, whereas those from the second half-year are only 33.3% fertile.
Herpetologica © 1971 Herpetologists' League