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

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December 27 The juvenile, born on October 27 started eating. It's a beautifull spotless animal.

From the September litter two juvenile died; the one that refused eating from the beginning together with another  bad eater. 
I never forcefeed the juvenile. They are kept under optimum conditions. If they don't start eating spontaneously, so be it. Then they are probably the weak once in the litter.  They wouldn't survive in the wild...

November 29 All juvenile except one, born on September 12 started eating.  
November 27 I did seperate the Morilia viridis couple today. I saw several matings over the last few days, but since yesterday there is no interest in each other anymore.
November 13 The female who had her litter on October 27 started eating again after shedding a few days ago.
November 11 This morning I found a couple Morelia viridis in mating!!.
The two are separated from each other, Between the two terrariums is a hatch. The female pushed it open during shedding and went to see the male.

October 27 The last pregnant female gave birth to a large litter today. A disappointing score though: only one juvenile alive. This was a mating between father and daughter trying to get red youngsters. Last year I had another disappointed litter after a mating between father and daughter. I will not breed with related couples anymore. 
October 11 Lost a beautifull female today (offspring 2009). Born in my collection and a problemfree animal. the last feeding was yesterday.

October 10 I did visit the Snakeday in Houten today. Sold several Corallus h. (offspring 2009 and older). Decided yesterday to sell all Elaphe climacophora and Lamprophis fuliginosus as well. I really like my Elaphe gonyosoma and want to breed with them in the future. I bought Sanzinia Madagascariensis  ( 1.0 offspring 2010). I've got 1.2 (offspring 2007) allready but these animals are related to each other. I want an unrelated male for future breeding.
October
01
The other female in this years breeding pregnant is also pregnant. She stopped eating weeks ago and is growing, changing colour to even a deeper red. Exciting !!
September
15
Directly after given birth I did put the female in another terrarium. She accepted food again today.  
September
13
I found one of yesterdays litter dead this morning. Not a big issue, these things happen with such a large litter..  
September 
12
Female 04.17 gave birth to a litter of 19 juvenile and an infertile egg this night. I never had such a large litter.
What a sight to see; this diversity of colours!!!


 

August

16

I'll be attending the European Snakeday in Houten next October with offspring on sale..  
August 
8
All juvenile Elaphe climacophora have shed their skin. Compare the difference in colour with the photo taken on July 31.
July
31
Five juvenile Elaphe climacophora hatched today after 56 days in the incubator. That is an average period of time considering what the books told me. All juvenile are relatively large.

June
5
Elaphe climacophora layed seven eggs today. Two of them are infertile. The size of the eggs is avg. 6.0 x 5,5 x 2,5 cm. I did put them in the artificial incubator on moist vermiculite at an average temperature of 27,0 degrees Celsius. Books tell me that it takes 44 - 75 days for these eggs to hatch   
April
20
I threw all eggs of Morelia viridis away today. They started to smell badly. As I did fear last week they dried out to much in the first 24 hours after laying.  
April
14
I was very surprised to find out that the female Morelia viridis layed seventeen eggs (one infertile) over the last 24 hours. She layed her eggs not inside but on top of the laying site. I had to break the laying pot because some of the eggs did stick to the terracotta. I lost one of the eggs by breaking the pot. 15 Eggs are in the artificial incubator. I hope they didn't dry out to much.

April
4
The picture shows the pregnancy of my 2004 Morelia viridis female. She is due to lay her eggs in the second half of May.
April
3
A few of the offspring Corallus hortulanus 2009 are on sale. They are all doing fine for months now. I'll keep the rest for a longer period of time and I'll keep a few animals for further breeding programs.  
April
3
The female Gonyosoma oxycephalum.started eating today.  
April
2
Over the last month I did put both Corallus males together with the females twice for a short period of time. I saw male 01.20 mate but I'm not sure about male 97.15.   
March
28
Matings seen on Elaphe climacophora. The female was "on the move" with the male still attached. Looks very painfull for both animals.

March
15
After two days in a new housing the male Gonyosoma oxycephalum accepted food today. That's amazing!  
March
13
During my problems with Gonyosoma oxycephalum.(logbook 2008) I came in contact with Lukas Bouwman from Switzerland. Lukas breeds with Gonyosoma oxycephalum.. Today Lukas was over to Holland and brought 1.1 offspring 2009 with him. The photos show the parents of these juveniles. 

March
12
I ended the hibernation period for Elaphe climacophora today.  
February
25
I seperated the Corallus males from the females today. They where interested in each other but I saw no matings. 
February
19
The photos show how I found her this morning. She was exhausted, reacting poorly and in no condition to undergo surgery. I decided for euthanasia. 

What a sad ending for a beautifull animal. I bought her when she was a few weeks old and had her in my collection for over eleven years. She had two litters (2004 and 2005). 

February
18
Again I went to see Dr. Kik with the femaleMorelia viridis. She was in labour the last 24 hours and the eggs moved towards the cloaca but she wasn't able to lay them. 
The egg nearest to the cloaca was punctured through the skin and 5 cc of  yolk was removed. This reduces the volume of the egg. This, combined with extra injections Oxytocine and Calcium might help her to get rid of the eggs. If the eggs are not laid within the next 24 hours an operation or euthanasia. Her condition is deteriorating quickly.
 
February
17
Problems with the female Morelia viridis who laid eggs last week. This morning I found her hanging with her tail down with a thickening above the cloaca. She had contractions every now and then. 

I immediatly called Dr. Marja Kik, veterinary surgeon on reptiles for advice, and went so see her this evening. 
The female holds back several eggs off normal size. Dr. Kik gave her two injections: Oxytocine (stimulates labour) 
and Calcium (improves musclecontractions). We hope that she will lay her eggs within the next 24 hours.

I had a comparable situation in 1999; I lost a Morelia viridis female then due to the problems that came up when she became to exhausted to lay all her eggs.

February
14
Corallus hortulanus male 01.20 and female 04.17 put together 
Corallus hortulanus male 97.15 and female 04.14 put together.
 
February
13
I found 13 eggs of Morelia viridis including 4 unfurtile. The eggs were found outside the laying site. The female probably laid them a few days ago; they were all dried-up. 

I didn't notice any change of behaviour on the pregnant female over the last weeks. She was allways found on the smae branch near the hot spot. Matings were seen from this 1999 female between October 12 and October 18 2009. 

February
6
Two weeks ago I decided to put my 2005 Morelia viridis male together with my 2004 female. I saw several matings!!
January
16
On October 25 a litter Corallus hortulanus was born. 
Today, afer 2,5 months, the last juvenile accepted food spontaneously. 
 
January
14
Because Frank decided to cut down on his snakes, I was able to buy his beautiful couple Morelia Bredli. They are offspring 2007 and not related. Opposite the male, Below the female..

January
03
I did put my couple Elaphe climacophora into hibernation.
January
01
best wishes to you all !!
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