Carpet Pythons

Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Wolf777 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:32 pm

Very nice, holding thumbs 4 you.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby froot » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:51 am

Very nice! Don't eat those yellow eggs, they taste terrible.


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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Westley Price » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:14 am

My female is on Day 20 after her pre-lay shed. She's nice and swollen so all looks good externally.

I expect the eggs in the next week so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well without incident.

A quick question, how long after laying can one still safely seperate a "lump" of eggs?
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Carpetpythons » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:23 am

I think it might be risky after 24 hours. She will be restless a few hours before she drops. Dont be surprised if she drops later than you expect. She can also go a lot sooner. it easy to seperate them. Just gently roll them apart. I have never torn them. It sometimes look like they are tearing but its just the outside layer coming apart. Give her cage a good misting every day from now on in, sometimes this actually stimulates them to start laying. And if the air is humid the eggs dont seem to stick as much. You can also put the eggs in a position more or less to what they have been laid in. I alway put them on their sides even if they were laid in an upright position, they always hatch.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Mitton » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:28 am

This is so exciting...
Westley, mine dropped her good eggs on day 22 after pre-lay shed.
I only sepereated the eggs at about 6pm and she was busy laying in the early morning, so you don't have to do it straight away.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Westley Price » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:32 am

Thanx guys. Always good to get info from Old Hands.

I'm not to worried about when she drops as everything is up and running. I just hope I catch the eggs quickly after dropping.

Thanx for the advice guys. I'll update the thread when the action starts.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Westley Price » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:29 am

So last night, on day 24 after her pre-lay shed, my female dropped her eggs, but it was a bit of an disappointment.

I got to her this morning and she was so weak she did not even coil around the eggs, but at least she had gotten them all out.

The eggs aren't in good shape either. 8 in total, 3 of which look good, 1 is 90% white with a bit of yellow on the end and the other 4 look infertile. I have them all in the incubator so let's hope for the best.

Thanx for all the help and advice everyone. I am disappointed, but it could always have been worse.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Mitton » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:35 am

All the best man, hopefully you will still at least get 4 biting machines from the 4 good eggs.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:52 am

Holding thumbs for you wesley. Hope the 4 make it and then it will be all worth while.

Mitton, how are the eggs doing??
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Mitton » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:34 am

Eggs are still doing great BB, all nice and fat and the dimples are just about gone.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:23 pm

Mitton, I was just checking... it's been a month since the eggs were laid. 1 month to go!!! How are they doing?
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Mitton » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:27 pm

Yep, one month to go.
The eggs are doing well, all nice, white and perfect except for 1 that went off but that was the one that looked dodgy from the start.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Bushbaby » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:05 am

Any updates on the eggs yet, or am I too early?? :)
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Mitton » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:11 am

Yep, a bit too early, just over a week to go. I can't wait.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Bushbaby » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:28 am

Great stuff. Take it you are checking on them daily already. I would if I were there. lol
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