feeding during gestation

12/09/07

Even one data set can give you a ton of information. Once you get an idea of what is going on even one data point can be used to build a story around it. One of the fun things I like to do is have someone ask me when his/her boas is going to have babies. With as little as a single shed date it is possible with a little background history of breeding activity to guess when the due date is. I like to put my female's due dates on a calender before they have babies and see how close I can come to being accurate in my predictions.

12/08/07

The one thing that is difficult when you are working on these projects is  not having some sort of a guide to go to, so you know what is going on and what you should be looking for. That is where what I call "the appreciation factor" comes in. I am grateful for any shred of information I can lay my hands on, and in the case of boas there needs to be a lot more!