At the beginning of October we paired our females (3x Normal, Pinstripe, Clown & Mojave) with Lesser poss YB, Spider & Pastel het. Clown males.
Firefly is not interested in females so far, but hopefully he will start later in the season!
Hopefully all females will go and we will end up with 6 clutches!
You can watch vids from those locks on our YouTube channel.
One of our Normal females started to glow some time ago! That means we should see an ovy in around 4 to 8 weeks. You can clearly see the difference in color (compare with picture above - Normal #2).
26.12.2013 As for now all 3 Normal females glow! This is a good sign for us :).
26.02.14 Third ovulation of the upcoming season! Mojave female bred to a Lesser male! Now we should see eggs from this pairing in late March 2014 :).
Also 01.03.14 female Normal laid 7 healthy pearly eggs! Should hatch around 26th of April!
11.03.14 Another Normal female laid 10 healthy white eggs that weigh 1050g! She was paired with our Lesser poss YB male! They should hatch around 5th of May!
Also we marked those two eggs that were outside of the coil, to see if they will hatch fine :). Both have veins!
24.03.14 Fourth ovulation of the upcoming season! Clown female bred to a Pastel het. Clown male!
Also 30.03.14 we go a fifth ovulation of the upcoming season! Pinstripe female bred to a Lesser male!
24.04.14 Third clutch of the season was laid today! Mojave female bred to a Lesser poss YB male dropped 8 healthy eggs!
25.04.14 We cut the first clutch of this season from Normal x Spider pairing on day 55, and we got 4 Spiders and 3 Normals! Now we need to wait for them to come out of the eggs :).
29.04.14 Whole clutch is out of the eggs! We got 2.2 Spiders and 1.2 Normals :).
05.05.14 We cut the second clutch of this season from Normal x Lesser pairing on day 56, and we got 6 Lessers and 4 Normals! Now we need to wait for them to come out of the eggs :).
10.05.14 Fourth clutch of the season was laid today! Clown female bred to a Pastel het. Clown male dropped 6 healthy eggs! Unfortunatelly she retained 2 eggs. She pushed out one next day (was infertile), and the next day we went to see the vet and she pushed the last one out! It was a boob egg with veins so we decided to put it in the incubator to see if it will hatch :). Female is fine, and that's most important for us!
13.05.14 All the babies from Normal x Lesser pairing are out! We got 4.2 lessers and 1.3 Normals!
17.05.14 Fifth and final clutch of the season was laid today! Pinstripe female bred to a Lesser male dropped 9 healthy eggs!
19.06.14 We cut the third clutch of this season from Mojave x Lesser pairing on day 56, and we got 4 BEL's, 3 Mojave's or Lessers (hard to tell before they come out) and 1 Normal! Now we need to wait for them to come out of the eggs :).
23.06.14 All the babies from Mojave x Lesser pairing are out! There was a nice surprise as we got the very first twins in our collection, and they were BEL's which is even better :D. We got 5.0 BEL's, 1.1 Mojave, 0.1 Lesser and 1.0 Normal!
02.07.14 We cut the fourth clutch of this season from Clown x Pastel het. Clown pairing on day 53, and we got 1 Pastel Clown, 2 Clowns and 2 Pastels het. Clown. The bad egg probably won't make it, as the baby inside is very weak, and very little. Now we need to wait for them to come out of the eggs :).
05.07.14 All the babies from Clown x Pastel het. Clown pairing are out! Unfortunatelly the baby from the bad egg died. After we take a closer look the baby's head was a little deformed, and it was very little overall :(. From the rest of the eggs we got 1.0 Pastel Clown, 0.2 Clowns and 1.1 Pastels het. Clown! So again pretty good odds!
10.07.14 We cut our fifth and final clutch of this season from Pinstripe x Lesser pairing on day 52, and we got 5 Kingpins, 2 Pinstripes & 2 Normals/Dinkers. Also after this clutch we are sure, that the female has this extra gene and not the male :). Now we need to wait for them to come out of the eggs :).
15.07.14 All the babies from Pinstripe x Lesser pairing are out! Unfortunatelly 1 Normal baby was dead inside the egg (it was kinked pretty badly and had a deformed head :(. From the rest of the eggs we got 3.2 Kingpins, 1.1 Pinstripe and 1.0 Dinker! So again pretty good odds!
Most of the babies will be for sale in Available section!
Meanwhile we are looking forward for the next season as we should have some cool pairings!
Pairs that locked:
Pinstripe x Lesser
Clown x Pastel het Clown
Mojave x Lesser
Normal #1 x Lesser
Normal #2 x Spider
Normal #3 x Pastel het Clown