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 Breeding Update 2015

It has been three months now since Living Gems started its 2015 breeding cycle, so we wanted to give our customers and readers an update on progress so far.

Pair 1
Ramses and Pearl, our hypo to het hypo couple, got off to rough start. The night of introductions, there was a lot of pushing and shoving of furniture. I have seen not a bit of activity since then, as the two snakes have ignored each other: Ramses hides behind the water bowl, and Pearl migrates between the hide and water bowl as her mood fits. However, I’ve hardly given up on them: last year Ramses did not get down to business until mid-May, and his mate still delivered a full litter of bouncing baby Brazilians. Maybe he’s just working up his nerves.

Ramses



Pearl



Pair 2
Kilimanjaro and Sodalite, our deep red couple, got off to much warmer start: the night of introductions, there was a urate trail a mile wide (OK, “good” in snake terms). For two months, they coexisted without much activity. Then, in mid-March, they got serious, with over a week of shared water bowls and one possible tail wrap. Sporadic but unseen activity has continued, with a dried sperm plug being found as later as this past week.

Kilimanjaro (curious about the photo session of his lady)



Sodalite (happily ignoring both me and him)



I will continue with another two pairs shortly.

As always, thank you for reading.

Cliff Earle
Living Gems Reptiles
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04/28/15  01:23pm


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