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 Jadeite-Franklin Babies (2014-B Litter)

On the morning of Monday, October 13, Living Gems had its second litter of 2014. First-time Mom Nephrite delivered her litter in her water bowl early in the day. (Dad Franklin was on vacation.)

The first round of photos, hurriedly snapped before I dashed off to work:

The enclosure’s left side, just after the babies were discovered:



The enclosure’s right side, moments later:



And the waterbowl and right corner, apparently the “in” place to hang out:



When I got home from work, I was able to grab some additional photos:

Everyone make a break for it!:



Mom, we’re going out to play:



This little one thought Mom made a great train ride:



And, hidden away in this litter of attractive little normals, I came across this girl:



Note the slightly thicker black borders than normal on her dorsals.

Right after that, I came across her sister:



Those are some of the thickest borders I have seen on a Brazilian. Also note her side ocelli, which look more like small bars then the usual dots, and have few/subdued crescents.

It will be interesting to see how both girls develop.

The total litter count was 15 babies -- seven boys and eight girls -- with an average weight of 29 grams.

Thank you, as always, for reading.

Cliff Earle
Living Gems Reptiles
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11/05/14  01:55pm

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  Message To: Snakesitter   In reference to Message Id: 2310702


 Jadeite-Franklin Babies (2014-B Litter)

Omg the babies are so cute!!! I was wondering I know its the mothers babies but some animals eat their babies...do snakes do it??



11/05/14  02:31pm

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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2310705


 Jadeite-Franklin Babies (2014-B Litter)

I’ve heard of a mother eating a stillborn, but never a live baby.



11/07/14  02:15pm

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  Message To: Snakesitter   In reference to Message Id: 2310773


 Jadeite-Franklin Babies (2014-B Litter)

I never bred snakes but what is a still born??



11/07/14  04:16pm

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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2310775


 Jadeite-Franklin Babies (2014-B Litter)

A baby that is born already deceased.



11/10/14  01:38pm


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