An occasion of joy for science, the very first two Olms dragon egg emerged

After nurturing for an uninterrupted four months term, the eggs laid by a specific salamander from a Slovenian cave are emerging to hatch. This specific olms are known as baby dragon by the locals. These Baby dragons reproduce every 5-10 years and lives up to 100. Indeed, it’s an extreme rare occasion for science to experience such incident of miracle.

The team behind this, Mr Weldt and his colleagues stated “I was in the cave doing some other biological work. Since we have all the eggs on an IR camera, we saw that one was missing. Then you rewind and suddenly you realize, something has happened. In the cave, in nature, they hatch all the time – but nobody here has ever seen a hatchling younger than about two years”

The team was interacting amphibian experts in order to examine the fragile eggs. It was reported that this clutch of eggs was fascinated by the Slovenian public and was laid by single female over a period of several weeks. The team also stated that ” We did not do a paternity test, so we cannot know if it was a single father or not. But it was one mother, she’s with our colony of proteus and she’s doing well. The eggs have been kept in a separate enclosure and watched very closely.”

It was informed that although originally there were 64 embryos but only 23 developed. The rest of embryos never got fertilized and ultimately got decayed .In nature among 500 eggs, only two turns into adult. The team also revealed that “Native to the subterranean rivers of the Balkans, these bizarre and iconic animals acquired their nickname in centuries gone by, when floods occasionally washed their pallid, wriggling bodies into the open

Salamander dragons are legendary in this region.  This pink lizard with unique feature is iconic as they the region for many centuries now. The team hopes that to secure the future of this species, several scientific studies will take place.

 

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