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No saddle after molt, eggs gone?

So my yellow shrimp molted today as expected while I was at work. I come home to see no eggs. I'm a little disappointed. Could they be clear, or did she drop them? It is her first clutch. She is still fanning her swimmerets like there's something there. This is the best picture I could get.




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Shrimp can supposedly absorb their own eggs from their ovaries... dunno if it's true.

Can't really see a saddle, so hard to say if maybe she had eggs and dropped them or what. The eggs would be whatever color you saw in her ovaries - give or take. First time mother shrimp might not be very good 'mothers'...
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Shrimp can supposedly absorb their own eggs from their ovaries... dunno if it's true.

Can't really see a saddle, so hard to say if maybe she had eggs and dropped them or what. The eggs would be whatever color you saw in her ovaries - give or take. First time mother shrimp might not be very good 'mothers'...
I’ll buy that. I found her three weeks ago, she molted while saddled and was the only shrimp. Maybe a second molt with the same saddle and being a first time shrimp mom didn’t turn out so well.



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Have you looked closely for baby shrimplets? They are pretty tiny so might take awhile to spot them.
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Have you looked closely for baby shrimplets? They are pretty tiny so might take awhile to spot them.
From my understanding of what the OP said, the shrimp was not berried... she was simply saddled. Then molted.

Saddle might be gone and she's still not berried. Which, if there is no male shrimp in tank she could mate with, she shouldn't, theoretically speaking, become berried.
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From my understanding of what the OP said, the shrimp was not berried... she was simply saddled. Then molted.

Saddle might be gone and she's still not berried. Which, if there is no male shrimp in tank she could mate with, she shouldn't, theoretically speaking, become berried.
Yup molted while saddled and no berried status. Unfortunately I pulled nearly 13 hours at work so I couldn't get a look at her today. There are a few males, I thought they are adults, as the female shrimp they came with are now showing saddles.



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Males can probably breed at a younger age than females. Might just have to wait until she molts again if there are indeed males in tank.
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