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…)