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With so many snakes in collection there's allways something happening.... 
Check what happened over the years in this logbook...

Logbook 2007:

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December 
26
All Corallus h. hortulanus born on December 3 did shed their skin. Time to start feerding. All the September offspring are eating well.

Over the last months we did buy some new snakes of several species. They are all 2007 captive born offspring.

Opposit Sanzinia Madagascariensis (green phase) and Morelia Bredli
Below Boa c. constrictor


December 20 We did put our Epicrates c. cenchriatogether today. It is the same couple that produced offspring in 2006. 
December 15 In October we sold a 3 year old male together with a 2 year old female. The snakes are kept together by the new owner. Today we received pictures of these two mating. The female is very young and you shouldn't expect to much of this litter. But it's a beautiful couple with promises for the future...

December 03 Much to our surprise Corallus female number 03.09 did give birth to eight healthy, relatively large juvenile. Seven are yellow-orange and number eight is almost black.

The last mating we saw was on Januari 28. We removed the male on Februari 8. So she was pregnant for over 10 months!!!. 

Compare: the other two females on the breeding project this year had matings in the third week of Februari and they gave birth in September after a pregnancy of seven months.

Also check our remarks on August 13 and September 30 this year.

November 21 We did put one of September offspring to sleep today. Over the last days he developed lumps all over his body. (you can see them very clearly on his back. We have seen this before over the last years but don't know the cause. Any ideas or suggestions? please let us know...
November 20
Two juvenile from September colouring up nicely...

October 30 Notice the head of an adult male morelia viridis starting to change colour. This is the male in March 2005. Opposite the same male this week. 
October 14 On the European Snakeday a longtime wish was fullfilled:
2.2 Sanzinia Madagascariensiswere bought (green phase)
September 30 Both Epicrates c. cenchria and Corallus hortulanus (03.09) turned out not to be pregnant. On the photo the female Corallus. We really thought she was pregnant looking at her belly....
Since a few days the animals are back to "normal" behaviour. You will not find them on the hot spot constantly. Epicrates started eating again. The female Corallus not yet.
September 10 We found one juvenile dead this morning. She´s from the litter of female number 3. She died biting her own belly ..
September
4
Female number 4 produced offspring last night with quite a disapointing score: two alive, two dead and two infertile eggs. We don´t understand why the litters this year are so small ..
September 3 Corallus femal number 3 gave birth to a litter of 7 last night. That is a small litter for Corallus. The juveniles all have the same colour.
August 13 The pregnancy for the four corallus females is allmost at an end. They can't get enough of the heat offered, as this female shows by allmost embracing the light bulb. this is female 03.09 pregnang from male 13. Compare her colour with the colour in the photo taken before her pregnancy (on the page breeding).
July 18 The female Morelia viridis ate well since May and her green colour is back to "normal" (compare this pictures with the ones taken in January, Februari and April) 
On the spur of the moment we did decide to put male and female together yesterday, just wandering how they would react to each other. With 24 hours they where mating.
July 1 All snakes are going well. Three Corallus females are pregnant for sure en stopped eating. The other snakes are eating whatever offered.  
May 12 Yesterday we found the female Morelia viridis lying in the flowerpot of the laying site. This morning she was back on her favourite branch. She is back to her normal size and very alert on food. She's not pregnant...  
May 6 Over the last few weeks the pregnant females Corallus number 2 and 3 changed colour to much darker. Compare these pictures with the ones taken on Februari 18 ....
April 30 The female Morelia viridis  did not show any interrest in the laying site. She did eat a mouse yesterday. We are in doubt if she is pregnant or not. If the last mating was succesfull she should lay her eggs around May 3.   
April 3 The female Morelia viridis shedded yesterday. This should be the last time before laying eggs. During pregnancy her colour did change to a lighter shade of green with blue. Most significant seen on her sides. 
On the photo you can see this change of colour. Notice how she grew over the last two months...

She is offered the same laying site as the last years: a terra-cotta flowerpot in a washing-up bowl filled with moist vermicullite. Temperature on this spot is 28 degrees Celsius (constantly)

Februari 20 We caught Epicrates c. cenchria in the act today ...
Februari 18 The matings continues.... 
Left is female number 3 and on the right femle number 2
Februari 11 Several matings seen the last few days (Morelia & Corallus):

January 27 Last week we decided about the animals to breed with this year. Check "breeding" for the details.

We did put the couple Morelia viridis together on January 17 with a mating the same evening. On the next two evenings we saw matings too.

It is amazing to see the difference in colour between both animals. After last years mating the female changed colour what made us believe she was pregnant. She did not produce eggs and did not return to her "original" colour. Compare this picture for example with the picture taken on Januari 12 2005 (on the bottom of this page) 

January
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best wishes to you all !!  

 
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