Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Mehelya » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:30 pm

Well, woke up to an early Christmas present this morning... Well, a whole bunch of prezzies actually...

I was blessed enough to be able to experience this first hand, and take some photos of the event as it unfolded. Sadly, I couldn't document each and every one, as some had already been born, and then I had a call out for a mole snake just outside of town, that I had to end up digging out of a veld rat tunnel maze, on my own... The locals were too scared to go near the hole, and refused to help...

Without further ado, here are the pics...

One of the first ones, when I woke up to the wonderful sight...
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The first breath...
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One starting to come out...
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Getting there..
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Just about out...
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And a second sibling sneaks out almost immediately after...
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Mom, and her progeny...
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19 little beastly watch springs in total, no slugs at all. I will sex, and sort them out when I get home this evening, as today was just a mad rush... Some of them had shed immediately after birth, and some are still in the process of doing so...
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Enjoy the pics, and will keep this updated.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Westley Price » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:26 pm

Awesome stuff man.

You documented the birth very well. Very cool to see.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Bushviper » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:13 pm

Just watch them. As soon as they have shed they start eating and they will even eat each other.

You can feed them tonight if you want to.

Always great to see more babies being born. Congratulations.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby mania » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:49 pm

That is awesome to have watched :) Congrats
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Incredible, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby rolandslf » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:51 am

Awesome Pics Rian.
Well done indeed.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby neilbarker » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:54 am

Congrats, beautiful pics.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby SteveZi » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:29 am

Fantastic!
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Kakibos » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:32 pm

This is so nice, congratulations!
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Mehelya » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:05 pm

Ok, I must apologise... :oops: I mis-counted, and there are 20 little beasties. By my count, there are 11 males and 9 females. I'm happy with those odds. I may have mis-sexed one or two of them, so please correct me where you see I'm wrong... :oops:

Here are the individual photos of all of them, not the best quality on most, as I was sorting them out quickly last night.

I'll try start with the males, and then the females...

M1
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M2
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M3
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M4
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M5
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M6
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M7
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M8
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M9
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M10
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M11
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And Now the Females...

F1
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F2
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F3
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F4
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F5
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F6
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F7
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F8
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F9
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Enjoy the pics. Will upload new pics in a few month's time.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Kakibos » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:00 pm

Looks about right, do you know the locality of your adults?
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Mehelya » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:24 pm

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments on the birthing, and the neonates.

Kakibos, I do know the locality of the mother, and assume that the father would have been from the same area. ;)
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:56 pm

They are lovely, such perfect little replicas.
I love those golden bronzy eyes.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Westley Price » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:52 pm

Sjoe, not sure if you intend to keep any, but for me f5 and f6 are DEFINITELY keepers while with the males I would say m4 and m6.
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Re: Fresh Venomous Watch Springs

Postby Mehelya » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:19 am

Thanks all. Westley, It's hard deciding. But those are on the list, as well as M7. Time will tell how they color up, and I will wait for a few sheds to pass, before I make my final decision.
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