05/02/10

VPI Caramel Albino Sumatran Short tail Python Python curtus: Ovulating female with opaque maleVPI Caramel Albino Sumatran Short tail Python Python curtus: Ovulating female with opaque male

 I like this photo because it shows a female ovulating next to a male that is in shed. A male going opaque into a shed cycle is often a tip off that the female he has been paired with is going to ovulate. This photo tells that story!

VPI Caramel Albino Sumatran Short tail Python Python curtus: First captive hatched VPI Caramel Albino Sumatran OvulationVPI Caramel Albino Sumatran Short tail Python Python curtus: First captive hatched VPI Caramel Albino Sumatran Ovulation This is the female ovulating and she is probably at the peak of looking huge! What is most exciting to me is that this female was the first Caramel Albino we hatched! Taking into account that we started with a WC Caramel Albino female and a normal male, this means: 1)Bred wc x normal, which took me two years 2) raised F1 heterozygous animals and bred them, which took me 3 1/2 years, hatched and raised this first F2 Caramel Albino female to breed, which took me 3 1/2 years (by the time her babies hatch). So that is 9 years to get this clutch, which will be F3! The cool part is she has been bred by the WC male, so it is nice to have that going into the next generation. So to really get this project going it took me 9 years and a lot of luck. Now you can get babies and make your own in roughly 3 1/2 years for making albinos, and

2 years for making poss hets or hets!  This female has an amazing orange head-which you can't really see in the photo, but I will get one posted soon.