Diamond Pythons

Diamond Pythons

Postby Mitton » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:01 pm

Male Diamond Python. Female pics will be posted later.

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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Westley Price » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:08 pm

Wow, cant be many of these in the country.

Gorgeous.

Nice to see some action on the forum again for a change. Thanx for posting!
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby IanM » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:08 pm

Beautiful pythons.
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby michael » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:54 pm

I second that! They are just magnificent and I’m very happy to see that they are actually in the country. I hope you breed them soon.
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Mitton » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:22 pm

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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Westley Price » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:28 pm

That's just nuts!

One of the few species where you actually want the tipping on the scales, haha.

Looks quite heavy around the waist?
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Mitton » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:29 pm

Westley Price wrote:Looks quite heavy around the waist?

He ate on Saturday...
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Sico » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:16 pm

Really stunning snakes man! Let me know if you want some pigs for them.
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby reptile » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:28 am

These snakes just blow my mind... What a privilege to keep them
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Tyronen » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:48 am

Wow Eugene, they are really stunning! Congrats!!
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Mitton » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:37 am

Both shed recently, so pics.

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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:43 pm

Dude, you should stop posting topics and rather post those snakes to me :-P

Simply gorgeous.

The "axanthic" Diamonds and the yellow Diamonds are both such different snakes and I cant choose which I like most!

Glad they're doing well.
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Bushviper » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:38 am

Please keep this bloodline pure. I hate the bastard crosses that people think look so different. Diamonds are special and need to be kept and bred separately. At worst you could use the male on a female granite and see what that produces but the female must just make pure babies.
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Mitton » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:59 am

On the 12th of October 2016 I found this in my female's cage. Diamond Pythons are notoriously difficult to breed and if you do get eggs, they are even more difficult to hatch, so I placed the eggs in my incubator and hoped they did well.

There were 15 good eggs:
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I lost 5 of the eggs during incubation and on the 10th of December the 10 remaining eggs started to hatch. 2 babies hatched but were very weak and died shortly after.

Baby just after hatching:
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They all shed about 10 days after hatching:
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So far 6 of the 8 have eaten:
The one baby is a lot lighter than the others, I though this one was a bit under developed and weak and might not make it but was the best feeder. This will be a keeper for sure.
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Even Lewis Hamilton was impressed.
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This is the first time that Diamond Pythons have been bred in South Africa. The black and white Diamonds like the parents and very sought after, even in the US so I am excited to see how these babies turn out.
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Re: Diamond Pythons

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:09 am

Awesome, awesome, awesome.

Great to see such a rarely kept snake being bred. Pity about the lost babies, but that's pat of the game.

That light baby is definitely a keeper and should turn out stunning.

Can the black & white animals give birth of yellow animals or do they typically breed true?

Next on the list, Boelens ;)
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