Breeding Update 2015, Part 4
It has been four months now since we started the 2015 breeding cycle, so I wanted to give our customers and readers an update on progress so far. This is post number four of four, covering our seventh and eighth pairings.
Picasso and Tigers Eye, our high contrast couple, have had a rather quiet season so far. The two snakes seemed to completely ignore each other the first two months. This couldn’t have been true, however: I made the rookie error of adding Picasso back to Tiger’s enclosure only a day after she had fed, and two days later I found her regurgitated meal…I assume due to attention from him. Since then, I have seen no obvious activity…but Picasso, as a male who has been two for two in past breedings for us, obviously knows what he is doing; and Tiger is a healthy five-year-old, 2000-gram girl. Fingers crossed.
Franklin and Citrine, our golden orange couple, got off to a promising start, with her dropping urates all over the enclosure to attract his interest. That, unfortunately, was where any visible progress seemed to end: I have not seen any courting, wraps, or even plugs in the four months the two have been together. As with Picasso, however, Franklin is a twice-proven male; and Citrine is a healthy five-year-old, 1900-gram girl. Fingers crossed.
I will give status updates on all eight pairings next month.
Thank you, as always, for reading,
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