Acrantophis madagascariensis babies!

Postby Graeme » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:12 am

Congratulations, they are very pretty.
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Postby Bjorn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:08 am

Nice one Froot. I have two pairs and I think they maybe from the same linage as yours. I have seen mine mating but it's been over 9 months now and doesn't look promising anymore.

All the best with the babies they look really nice!
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Postby froot » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:17 pm

Thanks guys.
Bjorn I really hope yours breed for you, it would've been ideal if we could pair each other's babies off before they are sold.
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Postby Bjorn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:50 pm

Hi Froot, That would have been really nice but maybe in the future. My female is rounded underneath where her ventral scales are but she eats like a pig now. She did stop for a long time after mating and she hangs around the cooler side most of the time.

How long ago did your mate and how did she react to it all over the months?
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Postby froot » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:22 am

They mated a couple of times for about 2 months afterwhich the female spent most of her time on the warm spot. She ate 1 large rat twice during her term. I built a nesting box for her, filled it with wet moss and placed it so that about 20% of it was on the heating pad. She spend most of her time in there, occasionally having a soak in the waterbowl and chilling at the cold side. She shed twice during her term, once about half way through, and once 8 days before she gave birth. The swell diminished over the last week of her term.
Before they mated she spent most of her time at the cooler side of the enclosure. There was a definite change in her behaviour about a month after mating.
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Postby Q Ball » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:52 am

Congrats Froot :!: :!: :!: Keep us updated on the progress.

It's a pity the stripped one had the complications but I'm sure you expected some problems.

Again, Congrats with the success man :D
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Postby snake-5 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:24 am

Well done Froot, you are doing a great job for conservation.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:32 am

Delayed Congrats Froot! That is a choice species to have and I take my hat off to you for breeding them. You seem to have green fingers with he more challenging species like you rainbow boas.

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Postby froot » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:55 pm

Thanks guys, certainly a highlight for me this year.
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Postby Mitton » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:16 pm

So froot, are you going to post some more pics of the babies? I can never see enough of those pics.
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Postby froot » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:10 am

Here's a pic of one of the neonates in my hand for size reference. They are HUGE!! Sorry about the quality, I'll do a decent shoot soon when things are not so hectic.

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Postby Bushbaby » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:05 am

That's cheating!! You have small hands (for a guy). hee hee

They are such stunning critters.
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Postby Mitton » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:48 am

That is really nice froot, and BIG. Thanks for the pic.
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Postby froot » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:08 am

Just an update, all 4 babies have eaten 2 adult mice each and you can only see a slight swell in their girth, crazy stuff for a neonate's first meal.
That makes it 7 weeks after birth before eating.
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Postby Hendre » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:30 am

it is because they are so criticly endangered that i have want to bred and keep these stunningly beautiful snake for a long time now. the markings on thier side has some meaning in chinese or something, i forgot now but would post it later.

unfortunatly i have never been able to get enough money to get me some of them so i always settle by buying cheaper snakes. But soon enough (withing the next 10 years) wich is of course not excactly soon enough i will get me a breeding pair and breed these wonderfull snakes
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