Ok, so below here is the genetical tree of my own breedery, as far as I know it. Further detailed info, will come, as I get it. ( Some folks just aren't as fast as I am :-) I plan to start there first full winter resting period, in the fall of 2003, resulting hopefully in a lotta healthy kids, in the autumn of 2004 !
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Pebbles and Jake are the wild color phase pet snakes of Patrick, almost 9 years old, and also captive bred. They mated in 2000, resulting in, also wild colored, ( duh ) brothers and sisters, I got 2 of those...You guessed it... ; Melanie and Morrison. I bought them in 2001.
Sunshine is Captive Bred in the Chech. rep., and imported by me in the late summer of 2002 ( into breedery at 27-08-2002 at 1415 ) as a wife, to mate Samson, when matured. She is the albino one :-) 100 % HET.
Samson is a 5 year old albino wild phase male ( to date 2004 )
Allison and Akyra are both CB 2003 and no relatives. There a couple ( or so we hope ) albino patternless green phase.
So what do I do to get some offspring... ?? well, it happens in several stages, I'll update them, when I get as far as it, so be patient please, it's expected to be fully finished in late august 2004 :-)
lastly I would like to state that breeding is a last step in a succesful life-circle of these animals. However the hard reality is that it is not so simple as sometimes stated, to breed the bivittatus. Make a mistake, and it might be a fatal one for the snake.. As with every spiecies this snake needs ALL !!! the circumstances PERFECT !! in order to produce healthy offspring, without causing damage to the PARENT snake itself. Picture an adult 14+ feet python, with 50 or more eggs in her abdomen, with no place to lay them...... so THINK before you attempt to breed... and remember that those little nice snakes can easely grow 6 feet in the first year...
I only breed on store demand, so to say. If reptillian stores want offspring, I breed, if they have enough, I do not breed them... Unless I have enough space to induvidually house 70 + newborn snakes.... no, I don't think sow...
Hit the links below to read all about the several stages of breeding. REMEMBER THAT ALL THE INFO BELOW HERE IS OUTOF MY OWN HEAD... MY SNAKES ARE GREAT TEACHERS !!
Succesfully breeding the Python Molurus Bivittatus
last update : 15-12-2004
CLICK HERE !! for the lightning log on the seperate tanks...
STAGE 1 :
ENDING THE SUMMER CYCLE ( end of august - end of october 2003 )
STAGE 2 :
STARTING THE WINTER CYCLE ( november - end of december 2003 )
STAGE 3 :
MELANIE IS GRAVID....
STAGE 4 :
EGG DEPOSIT / REMOVAL
STAGE 5 :
HATCHING / OFFSPRING ( under construction )
CLICK HERE FOR A PICTURE TRAIL.. SEE THE MATING, FERTILISATION, BASKING OVULATING AND EGG LAYING IN 1 PAGE :)
MATING PICS...Sunshine # Morrison CLICK HERE !!!