Tiger double het white anery reticulated python twins, produced by Aubrey Pruitt.
I didn’t know twin snakes could happen!
I have so many questions. Are they always same sex or can they be opposite sex? Do they get all of the nutrients they need? Are they viable? Do they grow up to be regular snakes? Do they finish each other’s sentences??
This is very important.
- Depends if they are identical twins or fraternal. Identical twins come from the same ovum and are identical, fraternal come from different ovum and are no similar than two siblings. But in this case they look to be identical.
- Twins ((and even triplets)) come out of the eggs much smaller than their singleton siblings, usually sharing one yolk. So they are usually healthy, just small.
- Yes, after hatching and with proper feeding they grow normally and are viable, unless there is a defect of some kind.
- They always end their sentences with “Hmm”
Fantastic. Thank you, Brad!
(Pairing = Super Pastel X Normal)
We use press and seal on the top of our egg tubs under the lid to help hold in humidity and around day 46 one of the egg tubs got way too humid (water was dripping on the eggs) for some reason. When we noticed, we decided to take off the press and seal and check on them in a couple days. When we checked back on them they were way too dry and almost completely collapsed in.
Since they were so collapsed, candling them wasn’t working and we had no clue if the babies had died or not. We decided to go ahead and cut the eggs and start dripping a little water in each egg daily in order to rehydrate them. We believe this was the right decision because now all of the eggs are rehydrated and all of the babies are looking healthy.
They aren’t really that dimpled for being on day 53ish but that may be due to us adding water.
The other egg tub that is currently in the incubator hasn’t had any humidity issues and the eggs are just starting to soften. They will be starting to hatch in a couple weeks. We don’t plan on cutting those so as they dimple I will be sure to post pictures.
Our young god Dumat measured out at 8ft today.
Apparently Rin wants to be a pocket snake…. not quite buddy. Not quite.
Jasmine pooped (finally!) so I decided to take some pics while we waited for her tub to soak. Her wounds are healing up cleanly, and while the farthest one down towards her tail still looks a little gnarly the subcu scale distortion that extended beneath it has been clearing up nicely.
For new folks, this is what happened with her.
I forgot to bring my camera to the herp meeting… d’oh!
Ryan Parker of Parker Pythons brought in some examples for his reticulated python presentation. He brought with him a sunfire albino combo, a tiger, a first in the world morph he literally just hatched out a week back (I think it was a 4 gene combo), and his gorgeous sweet lady 16’ 100+lb goldenchild. I was so happy to see her again!
Crystel snapped this shot with her phone while I had a coil over my leg.
If any of my local folks want to see & talk more retics let me know and I’ll ping Ryan and ask if we swing by and get a snake tour. They’re certainly worth seeing!
I’m super curious to see that new one. Genetics are my big obsession so I’d love to see that.
It was an ultra ivory sunfire tiger (photos taken by Parker Pythons):