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Posts Tagged ‘sumatran short tailed python’

And away they go…

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

These two girls are off to their new home!

Black bloods hatching!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Well our black bloods are hatching!  It's looking like 12 of the 15 are going to be healthy little bite machines.  One egg died with the hatchling not quite fully formed, one died nearly fully formed, and one hatchling has a severe underbite.  

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...

Vash x Onyx 2012

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Clutch ID: sstp12-1

SIRE: SSTP-2007-M1

DAM: SSTP-2005-F2

15 eggs

Results: 6.6 dark headed reverse stripe

Status: Eggs hatched!
Laid: 06/19/2012
Due: 08/18/2012


Gotta take the good with the bad…

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

This past Tuesday marked another first for us in the realm of keeping snakes, but it wasn't a good first.  I came home from work to find one of our breeding girls that had been fine that morning dead in her cage.  On top of that, our black pastel yellowbelly male was currently in the cage with her -- let the worrying about something that could affect the rest of the collection begin!  We quickly called our reptile vet and made an appointment for a necropsy the following night.  After a ninety minute drive we were relieved to learn that it was nothing contagious, and nothing that we were responsible for.  It turned out that she had ovarian cancer and the tumor had ruptured, causing her to bleed out into the lower half of her body.  

RIP Speckles, 2006-2012

On to the good news!  We've had a couple more ovulations, one of which happens to be one of our 'superblack' sumatran short tailed pythons!  We had bought them as a male and female pair, but I guess this is definite proof that the 'male' is really a female... it'll be interesting to see what comes out of this girl.  Hopefully we'll end up with a male that looks as good as her to become one of our breeders.


2010 Black Blood (P. Curtus) Male 01

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

This guy was produced from our Hartwig line black bloods. Clutch sstp10-1. Please email us about this animal.

Morph: Sumatran Short-tailed Python
ID: SSTP-2010-M1
Sex: Male
Hatch Date: 09/27/2010
Weight: 480 grams
Prey: F/T Weaned Rats
Price: SOLD Thanks Matt!

Black bloods are cool…

Friday, April 29th, 2011

but blue bloods are even cooler!  Love how these guys look when they're going into shed. 😀

Well that’s kind of a bummer…

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Turns out both our super black Sumatran Short-tailed Pythons are girls!  No wonder we haven't been able to get any eggs from them for the past few years.  Here's the 'male' locked up with our light-headed boy Onyx.  Unfortunately Onyx is now the only male P. Curtus we have, so here's hoping for a hatchling that looks as good as the girls!

Best year and worst year all rolled into one…

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

We've had some really good luck with the ball pythons this year.  Unfortunately our black bloods not so much.  Starting off we only witnessed one copulation between the two groups we paired up.  Then it looked like things were turning around when I came home from lunch to find that one of the girls had laid a surprise clutch.  Now however, it turns out that only one hatchling from the clutch survived.  At this point I'm pretty sure the rest couldn't pip properly and ended up drowning in the eggs.  Turns out that first one didn't get its head out of the egg until day 66 of incubation.  Anyways, here's a picture of the one that made it...

Black bloods are pipping!

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

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

Jade x Onyx 2010

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Clutch ID: sstp10-1



15 eggs

Results: 1.0 chrome head

Status: Eggs hatched!
Laid: 07/22/2010
Due: 09/20/2010


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.

Black bloods breeding!

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Guess what? Got a lock between our black bloods! The female is blue in this picture (so sorry it is such a horrible picture), she was our first Sumatran short tailed python, and the guy she is paired up with came with her. We bought both from Jeff Hartwig, he has some of the darkest black bloods around.

Here are better pictures of these two (but, not the best, sorry!)




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