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Maternal Incubation

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  • 05-28-2012, 11:50 PM
    Fritoghost
    Re: Maternal Incubation
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SnakeGirl3 View Post
    You would get normals that are 100% het hypo and blond pastels that are 100& het hypo (whenever you have a visual recessive in the pairing, all of the clutch's offspring are 100% het for that trait, so any offspring your female hypo produces will be 100% het for hypo, regardless of what you breed her to--if the male you breed to her is a het for hypo, then you could get visual hypos in the clutch).

    Snakegirl3
    Thank you so much I will let you know when our first clutch is born next year can we please hook up to be friends bc i have alot of questions but nobody really around my town or state breeders, want to answer with charging me. Me and hubby been reading about the pythons alot lately. This is my first two snakes thank you so much for answering my name is shelly I and Pete
  • 06-19-2012, 04:39 PM
    myztic24
    Re: Maternal Incubation
    can i use a uth or a heating pad instead of heat tape.or where can i purchase heat tape
  • 06-20-2012, 11:39 AM
    Rickys_Reptiles
    If you really want to maternally incubate - consider putting mom and the eggs into an incubator together.

    That way she gets to do her thing - but there isn't really any risk to the eggs.

    win. win.
  • 06-20-2012, 11:58 AM
    Mike41793
    Re: Maternal Incubation
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rickyRRE View Post
    If you really want to maternally incubate - consider putting mom and the eggs into an incubator together.

    That way she gets to do her thing - but there isn't really any risk to the eggs.

    win. win.

    :rofl:
  • 08-02-2012, 02:51 AM
    tenaciousy
    Re: Maternal Incubation
    Probably a dumb question but if the eggs are slugs will she still tray to incubate them?
  • 08-02-2012, 04:00 AM
    Fritoghost
    Re: Maternal Incubation
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tenaciousy View Post
    Probably a dumb question but if the eggs are slugs will she still tray to incubate them?

    No such thing as a dumb question except the one you don't ask. The mother doesn't know the difference between a good egg and a slug. She may kick it out if the temperature of the slug drops enough that she notices, but for the most part, her and the other good eggs will prevent a noticeable difference. I hope this helps.
  • 08-18-2012, 12:48 AM
    Flikky
    Re: Maternal Incubation
    This thread made me re-think how I'm going to incubate any eggs I might get in the future if I buy a female... Thanks a bunch. Great information :)
  • 09-03-2012, 03:48 PM
    Quiet Tempest
    Re: Maternal Incubation
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rickys_Reptiles View Post
    If you really want to maternally incubate - consider putting mom and the eggs into an incubator together.

    That way she gets to do her thing - but there isn't really any risk to the eggs.

    win. win.

    Sorry, but I'm gonna have to say no. An incubator is ideal for artificially incubating a clutch of eggs. Your female still needs to be able to regulate her body temp and you'd be removing that ability by turning her enclosure into an incubator and the stress involved would force her to abandon her clutch.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tenaciousy View Post
    Probably a dumb question but if the eggs are slugs will she still tray to incubate them?

    This year is the first time I've ever had ball python slugs and the female that laid them coiled around the pile regardless of there being slugs among them. She didn't push any out so I removed them. She probably would have stayed coiled around the entire clutch considering 3 of the 5 eggs were slugs and made up most of the pile and one of the two viable eggs apparently died two or three weeks into incubation and I had to wait until now to remove it because it was stuck to the good egg. Lousy luck with that clutch thus far. *sigh* She's coiled around her remaining egg and it's due to hatch any day now.
  • 09-03-2012, 09:59 PM
    Tom Pecanic
  • 09-22-2012, 07:40 PM
    meowmeowkazoo
    My spider and pastel butter are locking up, and I plan to maternally incubate the clutch (which is my first) and keep a backup incubator running just in case. I will do my best to document it all and hopefully provide another successful example of maternal incubation. :)
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