Hatching Scrub Pythons

Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Jason&Sam » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:52 am

Hi Everyone

A while ago we did a post on our pair of pythons having laid 8 healthy eggs. We are happy to say that those eggs remained healthy and 85 days later they started to hatch! Wow what a long wait it was. After the first egg piped we decided to cut the remainder of the eggs. A few of the babies almost immediately started to take their first breaths of air, amazing to experience. Two came out of their eggs straight away,with no hesitation. The rest took their time over the next few days to leave the eggs.

We now have 8 beautiful baby barneck scrub pythons! We hope that you enjoy the pictures!

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Thanks for looking.
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Warren Klein » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:04 am

Great news and well done, I'm sure these have not been bred in SA often or at all. That is a long incubation time, at what temps were you incubating and what is the sex ratio of the hatchlings? The babies look huge!
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Savu » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:21 am

Absolutly stunning!!!They look quite chilled,i would have expected them to be a bit nippy and feisty. 85 days to hatch,you must have startet to grt worried !!
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby ClintonT » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:00 am

Very nicely done. 85 days...damn that must have tested the nerves! Awesome photos of the event as well. Congratulations you two!
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Bushviper » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:45 am

Well done. Hopefully if they are handled a lot from baby they will remain easy to work with as they get older.
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Mitton » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:50 am

Congrats guys, that is really amazing.
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Jason&Sam » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Thanks guy's so much.

@ Herphabitat, average incubation @ 31.5'C is around 82 to 89 days. Dropped temp to 30.5'C during the last 3 weeks of incubation, once eggs started to dent. Read that this has resulted in less fully formed babies dying in the egg. Not too much info out there on breeding these beauties. Hatchlings were between 50 and 60cm. Nice size to work with. We will sex them after their first shed, around 1 to 2 months time. Cant wait to see the ratio.

Arno I am going to do my best. The biggest one is the only one which is fiesty and has tagged me already. Its a keeper.

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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Eyelash » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:29 pm

That's great news ! Big congrats guys !

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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby insaniac » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:43 am

Amazing !

Well done and congratulations !
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Warren Klein » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:11 am

Thanks Jason&sam, hopefully you have a 4.4 sex ratio there. It would be nice to see some pics of the parents too ;)
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Jason&Sam » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:10 am

Thanks guy's.

Herphabitat 4.4 would be nice, haha. Will get the wife to upload some pic's tonight of the parents.

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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Jason&Sam » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:01 pm

Hi everyone,

I'll need to take some proper pictures of the parents, however for now you could have a look at the previous post viewtopic.php?f=131&t=30718 for pics of the parents. :D

Thanks!

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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:46 am

Beautiful Morelia and a great success story.
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:33 am

Now those are some BIG babies!

That picture of the baby coming out of the egg onto your hand is great.

Congrats on the new additions. I am sure you have made more than a few of us jealous.
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Re: Hatching Scrub Pythons

Postby Mitton » Mon May 27, 2013 3:27 pm

Hey guys.

How are these babies doing, any updated pics for us?
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