Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
If they occasionally wrap, separate and recondition. There might be something wrong with the female. If she is full of "ready" eggs, she should release unfertilized eggs which she will eat. Try reducing her rations to make her thin.
Normally there's a courtship phase - chase and nip. Then the embrace until all/most eggs are released. Embraces may take a full day, though most get it done in 2-3 hours. Male will chase female away to protect his eggs. . . . So no occasional embraces.
Both, especially the male, may get to tired and become prone to diseases.
If you have another female, you could try switching partners.