03/14/18 BALL PYTHONS, BLOOD PYTHONS, BOAS AT VPI!

We are working away and things are going really early this year! We are a mere 3 weeks away from our first Ball pythons hatching and our last females are ovulating. The Blood pythons are ovulating and starting to go in their nest boxes, and the Boas are almost finished their ovulations, so that means 120 days and counting until babies!

Here are some pics of what has been going on during this 2018 season!

For our first photo you can see in the top of the pic there is a female Slackline mid ovulation with a hypo Slackline male. This is an amazing group of animals and this will be the first time breeding them to each other. Look at this pair! If we get good eggs the babies have to be amazing! The question is where did the hypo version come from and how does that all work?! Stay tuned!

 

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VPI Slackline ovulating female with male Blood python Python brongersmai Photo by Dave and Tracy Barker VPI 2018

 

If this works I will be so excited! IMG 100% het VPI Caramel Albino male x Hypo Aztec 100% het VPI Caramel Albino female. I love this pic because it shows two cool behaviors. The first is the male coiled up and "guarding" the female, and the second is the male being opaque going into a shed. We have noticed that when the male goes into a shed cycle late in the breeding cycle, it is only a little bit of time until the female ovulates!

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IMG male with Hytec female Boa constrictor Photo by Dave and Tracy Barker VPI 2018

 

Here is a pic showing a big ovulation in a female Albino Ball python! She has been bred to a male Candino. Now it is approximately 21 days until she sheds, 30 more days until she lays eggs, and 55-60 days until hatching. That's roughly 106 to 111 days from ovulation to babies. In Boas that number is approximately 21 days from ovulation to shed and 100 to 105 days from shed to babies...so 121 to 126 days. We are now on the egg and baby countdown!

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Ovulation in female albino Ball python Python regius Photo by Dave and Tracy Barker VPI 2018