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Posts Tagged ‘eggs’


Saturday, January 17th, 2015

My 'last' clutch from 2014 ended up being my first clutch of 2015!  Five eggs from an albino spider bred to this enchi het albino girl. 😀

Dreambee on eggs!

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

This is what I THOUGHT was going to be my last clutch for the year.  Really looking forward to hatching this clutch out right around Christmas.  She was paired with my Barnhart black pastel yellowbelly. 😀

Round number two!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

This is round two for trying to prove out this possible het clown girl.  She laid four eggs for me last year and I struck out on any visual clowns, but I did end up with 5 hatchlings.  She put the weight back on real quick and then some, so I was hoping for another egg or two this go around, but no such luck.  Instead she made up for it in egg mass!  This is the definitely the oddest sized clutch I've personally come across yet.  Four eggs, each a different size.

Clutch six!

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Clutch six was just laid by a possible het clown female I produced in 2008.  This clutch was sired by my blade clown so hopefully she proves out!

Clutch number five!

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Clutch number five was laid this morning, this will be my second shot at hitting a lesser Barnhart black pastel yellowbelly combo this year.

Clutch number four!

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

This fire girl just laid six eggs today, she was paired with my orange dream pinstripe male.

First clutch on the ground!

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

First clutch of the year has finally been laid!  It's been cold enough outside this year that the space heater in the basement actually had trouble keeping things as warm as I like down there.  Because of that this girl took 37 days post shed to lay.  My next clutch is due to be laid tomorrow, but I'm guessing most if not all of the gravid girls at this point are probably going to be about a week late.

Regan x Enchi het Hypo 2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Clutch ID: bp13-4



6 eggs

Results: 1.2 enchi poss het hypo, 1.2 poss het hypo

Status: Eggs hatched!
Laid: 07/25/2013
Due: 09/23/2013


I did nothing, the pavement was his enemy!

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Bonus points if you get the reference without looking it up!

Ended up with 3.2 het clowns from four eggs in our first clutch this year.  Unfortunately the possible het clown girl didn't prove out, but I'll try her again next year.

Gonna be up to my ears in albinos!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

My albino girl just laid a ten egg clutch!  That makes the second ten egger for us this year, be great if that trend kept up.  She was bred an albino spider this year, so should only get albinos and albino spiders out of this clutch!

And so begins the long wait…

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Our superblack 'male' laid her eggs right on schedule!  Fifteen nice little chicken eggs were hiding in that sphagnum moss.  After losing pretty much the entire clutch on our last Sumatran short-tailed breeding, I decided to split this clutch between two six quart containers rather than put them all in one large tub.  Not sure if it really had anything to do with my problems back in 2010, but why risk it?  I've been very successful hatching out ball pythons eggs in the smaller containers so I'll stick with what I know works this year.  Now I've just gotta keep my fingers crossed that we hatch out a male who looks as good as this girl...

Black pastel spider het albino?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

I'm hoping so anyway!  Not the best odds with only five eggs, but I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

Clutch number four!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Our pinstripe girl just laid eight eggs for us!  This is the girl that gave me some smoking hot enchis two years ago, so I'm hoping to get some nice vanillas and orange dreams out of her this year!

Clutch 3 is on the ground!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Clutch number 3 for this year was just laid by our smallest breeding girl, who also happens to be the first girl we purchased.  She's one of those girls who ate fine but just never grew into a big snake.  Since breeding her (and getting eggs!) for the first time last year she's actually started growing a little bit more, this year she weighs just over 1000 grams after laying.  She was paired with the kingpin mainly, but near the end I started throwing the black pastel yellowbelly in with her also, so there's potential for a good mix of morphs to be hatching out of these six eggs.

I also just realized today that our pinstripe girl snuck an ovulation by me!  I don't really have any sort of set schedule for palpating, so it had been a while since I checked her out.  She just shed this past weekend and I noticed she was hugging the back wall where the heat is in my adult racks.  So I pulled her out and palpated her, and sure enough she's got eight or nine eggs her!  I'll be looking forward to that clutch, she was bred to both our vanilla and our orange dream males.

Clutch number 2 is down…

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

and it's a doozy!  This girl is turning into quite a monster.  She started out with 6 eggs her first clutch, 9 eggs her second clutch (although one was infertile), and now she just laid a whopping 10 eggs!  Hopefully they're all good, I won't have a chance to candle them until later tonight.  This clutch should also let us know for sure if there's anything special going on with her and the brownback lesser she produced in 2010 or if he's just a really nice lesser.  Clutch bp12-2.

First clutch of 2012!

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

And as usual, our girl Ashe is the one laying it!  Hoping for some black pastel yellowbellies out of these seven pearly whites!  Check out the clutch info here.

Yellow and white, what a great sight!

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

This girl laid seven eggs last year, and laid seven eggs again this year!  Had really good odds with her last year as far as genes went.  Ended up with 1.0 albino spider, 2.1 albinos, 0.2 spider het albinos, and 1.0 het albino.  Hoping for a whole bunch of enchis in this clutch to make up for missing on just about every egg so far this season!

Clutch number four!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Clutch number four is on the ground and in the incubator!  This girl laid 6 healthy eggs and should (hopefully!) produce some smoking hot enchis!

She’s just a little girl!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Clutch number two comes from a little girl who just refuses to break that 1500 gram mark.  She's five years old and has consistantly refused to gain much weight over the past couple of years so I figured I might as well breed her this year and see if laying some eggs will give her a bit of an appetite.  She laid five healthy eggs and weighs in at just over 900 grams now!  Hopefully she'll kick on to a feeding frenzy now and double her weight over the summer...

First clutch of the year!

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Feels good to get the first clutch down and into the incubator!

Black bloods are pipping!

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Looks like the first one to peek out is a chrome head! 😀

Good luck with the bad…

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Clutch 3 is out!  Final tally is 1.0 kingpin, 2.0 pinstripes, 2.2 enchis, and 1.0 normal.  Gotta say I'm pretty happy with the outcome!

Now for the bad luck.  Our spider female laid her clutch last night, and it ended up being mostly slugs.  Two good eggs and nine slugs.  We'll be keeping our fingers crossed for a lesser bee or stinger bee out of one of those eggs!

Lunch time surprise…

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

So I'm on my lunch break, and I wander into the snake room to see if some of our ball pythons had shed last night.  Imagine my surprise when I turn around and see this!

We totally didn't expect any of our Sumatrans to go this year, especially our Hartwig animals as she only locked up once that we saw.  Fifteen nice big eggs, but a few looked like they might have been infertile when I candled them.  Few days in the incubator should be all it takes to find that out.

What’s yellow, white, and eggs all over?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Albino eggs!  Really hoping to get some albino spiders out of this clutch, but could also end up with some enchi het albinos.  Can't say that would be a bad consolation prize!  This is clutch number nine.

Clutch number 8 is in the bag…

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Our hypo laid 6 eggs today.  She was bred to a pastel possible het. hypo at the beginning of the season, and then to our enchi for the last bit of the season.  Gotta say, I'm hoping for a male enchi het. hypo out of this clutch.  You can see the details here.

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