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March 2021

March 15, Corallus hortulanus:

I want to breed with two couples this year. Early March I introduced them to each other and several matings observed until now. The female on the left thought mating was more important than finishing her shedding first..

This morning I found both couples in mating.
What a nice view to start the day with!

February 2021

February 28, Corallus caninus

My 1.2 Corallus are over five years old now. For the first breeding attempt I introduced one of the females tot the male. Within minutes the male was interested in her but she was not amused, tried to escape from the terrarium and went eventually down to the floor and stayed there. She even tried to dig herself in. I separated the two the next morning.

After a few days I introduced the other female to the male. This female showed exactly the same behaviour. I separated them too and will wait a while with the next attempt

February 18, Corallus hortulanus

All but one of the September 2020 Corallus hortulanus offspring are eating. I am not worried about the last one. He comes out of his shelter and is interested in what’s going on.

I expected it to be a matter of time before this one will accept food as well

(Two days later the first prey was accepted..).

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February 12, Bogertophis subocularis

Bogertophis subocularis is out of their winter rest. After two months they are back at room temperature.

I’ll put the heating on in a two weeks time and start feeding them again in the month of March.

January 2021

January 31, Lamprophis aurora

The only surviving Lamprophis aurora 2020 juvenile is 6 months old now and doing well. She accepted her first feeding on July 12 and she eats almost every week now.

Here weight went from 3 grams by birth to 5 grams now. Her length is 21 centimetres (was 11 centimetres by birth).

Just compare this picture with the one taken in June 2020…

December 2020

December 3 Bogertophis subocularis

My couple of Bogertophis subocularis started their winter rest. I stopped feeding them mid October and the heating went off mid November.

Today I did put them into winter rest in a small (darkened) terrarium at a temperature of 12 -15 degrees Celsius (mid 50 F).

October 2020

October 17, Bogertophis subocularis:

Between 14 and 16 October five blond phase juvenile hatched. Two eggs where infertile.

In the last egg was a fullgrown dead young. I peeled of the egg shell very carefully. The two pictures here below show how he did fit within the egg. The white on topt of the snake in the right photo is the placenta.

October 4, Corallus hortulanus

A yellow female Corallus hortulanus gave birth to a litter of 7 infertile eggs and one dead juvenile today. The juvenile was fully grown, coloured nicely red and the membrane was still intact. No abnormalities observed (except being dead…)

September 2020

September 14, Corallus hortulanus

One of my red Corallus hortulanus  gave birth to a large litter today. A bit of a disappointing score though: seven juvenile alive, one dead and six infertile eggs.

June 2020

June 25, Lamprophis aurora

the first of five Lamprophis aurora hatched from the egg on June 20.  Two days all five were born.

There average length is approximately 12 cm and a weight of only 3,5 grams. The Euro coin gives you an idea of their size…