Brown House Snake

Postby Dragon Breeder » Mon May 07, 2007 9:39 pm

wow excellent little snakes there jka especially love the big female shes very pretty

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Postby jka » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:39 pm

I got my new male from rubida and decided to post some pic's.
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Killer - Beginning to Shed
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Lex - New addition
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Cleo
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A few pic's of my females new cage.
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Lex - eet
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:41 pm

Wow, nice setup-snakes are pretty, are you planning on breeding them?
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Postby jka » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:07 pm

I probably will try to breed but if I’m not successful its not a problem.
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:28 pm

It's very hard to be unsuccessful!
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Postby jka » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:51 pm

This is my first 100 post. Thanks for that comment Leos r g8 my female has just finished her shed and will try again tomorrow with a smaller mouse.
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Postby rubida » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:18 pm

jka wrote:I probably will try to breed but if I’m not successful its not a problem.


Nice to hear he has settled in. Breeding will not be a problem! I will be watching this space...
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Postby Dragon Breeder » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:56 pm

wow they are stunning jka - i bet you are welkl proud

good luck breeding mate!
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First Clutch

Postby Hennie » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:18 pm

This is her first clutch of 8 eggs. They first mated in April and then again on 19 August (that I know of) and yesterday 16 November (2007) the eggs came. Both snakes were found in my house when they were quite young. That much for habitat. It will be my first try to hatch eggs.
BHS laying eggs
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Mom and dad together with the eggs
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BHS Female with eggs
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I understand I must keep male seperate from female for a few weeks in order to prevent them from mating too soon, is that correct?
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Postby Serpy » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:59 pm

Feed her a few times before, if you want her to double clutch. Just to make sure she's in tip top shape before she produces the eggs. What about sperm retention?
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Postby Hennie » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:41 pm

Better photos of previous post.
Thanks for the help JKA.
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Postby jka » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:03 pm

My female laid her first clutch on Thursday; 9 eggs in total, 8 fertile 1 possible fertile(but I think its infertile).

I just want to thank the following members for helping:
rubida – for getting me the male, help with my snakes and advice
Bushviper – for helping me at the very beginning
froot – for help regarding an incubator
Helemar and Pythonodipsas – for help regarding breeding
gaboon69 – also for advice and the incubation of the eggs
Dragon Breeder – Advice in general

A pic of her with the eggs:
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the eggs in the incubator:
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I need advice regarding this egg (it’s fertile):
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Postby Dragon Breeder » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:05 pm

congrats JKA mate, im really pleased for you cant help you on that egg to be honest, but i reckon its a bruise as i said... who knows? :-?

good luck incubating them!

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Postby Bushviper » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:16 am

Try to incubate all the eggs you get. If it is infertile you can throw it away later but if not then you threw out a good egg. You have lost nothing if you incubate it.

Keep the lid on the box and check them daily. I suspect your vermiculite may be a bit too wet but that is not such a problem because your eggs are resting on top of them compared with being covered by them.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Postby Rob » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:54 pm

Your female is nice and red.

Does anyone keep any of the really red BHS from Limpopo? Ive been scratching up there a few times and although we found some BHS, all were your regular brown color. We found one bright red DOR but none live.

Anyone found any in the past and have pics to share? Maybe someone is keeping them?
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