Sand Boas

Sand Boas

Postby hammies » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:19 am

Look what popped out last night!
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I am so chuffed. It took way too long for this surprise.
I expected them about a month ago, so it was a nice surprise.
i'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing!!
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby Westley Price » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:27 am

Well done Hammies.

Better late than never.

How many babies and how many slugs did you get?
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby Whitelipp » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:28 am

Are they all alive? And how many did you get?

Well done mate.
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby Bushviper » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:37 am

Nice going. How many were there?
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby JaneDoe » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:48 am

They are gorgeous!
You'll have to post some more pic's!
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:06 am

Congrats!! How many were born?
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby hammies » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:44 am

I did not want to disturb them too much, but it looks like there are about 11 of them and 2 or 3 slugs.
As to how many are alive, that is anybody's guess.
I dont know if I should remove them from the sacks or leave them alone.
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:14 pm

You need to remove them from the sacks. If the sacks dry out then they can die. My main worry is the "eggyolk" (i.e. the white stuff) which usually is absorbed, which has not been.
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby hammies » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:03 pm

I rushed home quickly and it seems they are all deceased :( :(
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:13 pm

That sucks.

In future, remove them from the embryonic sacks as soon as possible after the female has dropped babies.

Please post some photos of the babies in anycase. I have a feeling she may have aborted the babies, since there's so much of the "yolk" which was not absorbed. This usually indicates pre-mature birth or abortion, or that the babies stopped developing at a stage.
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby warbot » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:47 pm

Explain to us the process that you followed so that we to can learn what to and not to do when breeding these, and maybe someone that has bred these before can make some corrections on why they were all dead.
Sorry to hear bud, better luck next time, I personally think it is tempreture :/

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Re: Sand Boas

Postby JaneDoe » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:43 am

Sorry about this Hammies, I know how heart breaking it is to loose babies!
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby Westley Price » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:47 am

So sorry to hear Hammies.

This might seem like a stupid question, but are these aneries or is the lack of colour possibly due to them being underdeveloped?

Let's hope you can get to the source of the problem so as to not have the same problem next year.

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Re: Sand Boas

Postby hammies » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:19 am

I also think temperatures played a role, my thermostat went crazy about a month and a half ago.
The temps were like 33 degrees when I noticed the problem. I switched over to another thermostat, and the temps dropped to about 24 degrees for a day or so before I could get them up to about 28,5 again. The babies have deformaties as well as being under developed.
The temperatures are all for the warm side of the enclosure.
And yes, they were aneries :(
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Re: Sand Boas

Postby rolandslf » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:44 am

I am so sorry and sad to hear this hammies. I can definitely sympathise with you because of the same experience I had with my Dumerils this year.
As was said before, keep a stiff upper lip and continue trying. It will all be worth it when we do eventually have success.
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