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    Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    I have a female ball python that locked the first time a little over 4 months ago. I noticed that she was a little swollen and had a bit of tail suck a couple days ago. I palpated her and could clearly feel 5 lumps that where larger than golf balls. It has now been 6 days and I have palpated her every other day or so. I noticed that the eggs started to feel different, maybe more spread out and just a little harder to feel. Then within a day or two they started feeling significantly smaller. She isnít as swollen now, but still a bit. Is this ovulation or re-absorbsion? She also has now started to appear a bit flat.

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    Re: Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    Hi,

    Actual eggs are harder to feel than follicles as the egg structure develops around the follicles.

    Pictures might help us see more as, after ovulation, the eggs move further down the oviduct which changes the shape of the lower third of the body.

    Has her behaviour changed in terms of where in the enclosure she is spending most of her time?


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    Re: Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    No, her behavior hasnít changed at all. I did notice her laying a bit oh her side today, but not much. I know that right after ovulation you canít feel the follicles any longer. However, I can still feel the follicles, they just feel different and a bit smaller. I canít figure out how to attach a picture.

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    Re: Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    Hi,

    How to post a picture;

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...-Post-Pictures

    So she hasn't gone from bowl wraping on the cool end to hogging the hot side?

    Are the follicles you can feel still in the same position on the snake?
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    ok, thank you. I think I was able to get a couple photos on here. The follicles havenít really moved at all. Maybe theyíve spread apart a bit more. I havenít noticed her change where sheís sitting. However, about 2 sos ago I had an incident where my thermostat probe got ripped off the heat tape and the temp went up a couple degrees without me noticing. She even went to the front of the bin during that time, but that was just because of the temp. As you should be able to see, she also looks kinda flat near her tail.

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    Re: Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    Ok, well it looks like the photos didn’t work. Idk how to get them on there. I have them all in my gallery. That’s the farthest I could get. I guess you could click on the gallery and look at the newest photos. I just realized I posted double of each of the photos. Oops. Sorry to everyone! This is my first time being on here.
    Last edited by ReptileRant; 05-14-2020 at 10:27 AM.

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    Re: Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReptileRant View Post
    Ok, well it looks like the photos didnít work. Idk how to get them on there. I have them all in my gallery. Thatís the farthest I could get. I guess you could click on the gallery and look at the newest photos. I just realized I posted double of each of the photos. Oops. Sorry to everyone! This is my first time being on here.
    Try downloading the Taptalk app, its free and easy to post pics with

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    Re: Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    I'm in sort of the same boat. Locked 4 times. Felt follicules growing the last 2 months never huge. May 4th saw her like this thought maybe build. But ever since she's been either on the hotspot or soaking( which she never does ). So I'm beginning to think i may have seen the tail end of ovulation and if she sheds in the next week or so that would help me know. She just doesn't seem to be as thick as she was a month ago. So I'm worries about slugs

    My other female has follicules that are like golf balls and is just wedged between her water bowl and side of tub. So I think she is gonna go soon, don't want to miss it.

    Incubator has been on for months testing.
    Any advice or info would help.

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    Re: Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr del View Post
    Hi,

    How to post a picture;

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...-Post-Pictures

    So she hasn't gone from bowl wraping on the cool end to hogging the hot side?

    Are the follicles you can feel still in the same position on the snake?





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    Re: Ovulation or Re-absorbtion?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr del View Post
    Hi,

    How to post a picture;

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...-Post-Pictures

    So she hasn't gone from bowl wraping on the cool end to hogging the hot side?

    Are the follicles you can feel still in the same position on the snake?



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