October 2021

October 10, Snakeday:
I attended the annual Snakeday and was able to buy two unrelated, captive bred, couples of Zamenis situla.

October 14, Bogertophis subocularis:
The first three eggs hatched today after 69 days in the incubator (temperature at 29 degrees Celsius). Two juveniles are healthy, the third has congenital defect with the eye. Another four eggs are infertile. Two more to go..

October 17, Bogertophis subocularis:
I opened the last two eggs today. They both contained a dead juvenile with an eye with a congenital defect!

The final score is two healthy juvenile out of a litter of nine. That is a very poor score.

Maybe it is my own fault; I used a new box and maybe the ventilation-holes weren’t big enough. Insufficient ventilation might have caused death and the congenital defects.
The incubation conditions were the same as the recent years..

October 19, Gonyosoma oxycephalum:
Tonight I found my three year old male in mating for the first time

October 27, Corallus hortulanus:
Last night a female (check the Logbook on September 21) did give birth to a litter of 14 juveniles. They all look well and beautiful. I am used to see more colour variation within the same litter