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The Candy Came Too Late for Halloween...

Discussion in 'Rainbow Boas' started by Rainbowsrus, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Rainbowsrus

    Rainbowsrus Well-Known Member

    May have been too late for Halloween but any time is a good time for Candy Striped Brazilian Rainbow Boa's!!!

    Yes, there are now even More Super Candy Striped BRB's on the planet. I bred Zoe back to Ziggy again this year and I was really torn for a while, gravid or not. Adding to my confusion were two very close sheds marked down on her record card, 06/23 and 07/29. At this point I don't know if I mixed up sheds between Ziggy and Zoe or if she shed twice in that short span of time. Either way I had an early due date for on 10/18 that came and passed with no babies. Last year she went nine days past due date so I was still not convinced. The second due date was 11/03 and as time passed she was clearly gravid. A few weeks before her first due date I was unable to detect any fetal heart tones with my monitor so I was thinking not gravid. But, as the middle of October approached I was able to find them clearly and multiple ones. COOL!!! Then the wait, and more of the wait. I have never anticipated a BRB more nervously and hovering so much as this one. And like the proverbial watched pot she never seemed to boil.

    The last week or so she's been constantly moving around slowly. Not so much that you'd notice unless you were constantly checking on her and could tell the coils were piled differently.

    Last night she moved the furthest, from the floor to the water bowl. I swear I must have checked on her a half dozen times through the night. This morning she was half out of the water bowl and a few minutes later back n the floor all coiled up again. So off to work I go. Then after lunch my wife checked and found a pile of babies in the water bowl. I rushed home to care for them and I now have have 9 more candy line babies with two supers, a couple clear Candys, a few normals and a couple possible candys. So yet another clear indication of this being genetic - one of the key breeding trials is to replicate your results a second time - done!!!

    Will get some pics up later, I was in a rush when I got home.
  2. justor

    justor Elite Member

    Congrats on the successful birth! Can't wait to see the pictures, I have not heard of this trait. Sounds exciting.
  3. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Now I want to know what the babies look like. It's not fair to post a whole description but no pics!
  4. sharkyy

    sharkyy Well-Known Member

    I agree! WE NEED PICS!!!!!!!

    (Congrats btw!)
  5. Rainbowsrus

    Rainbowsrus Well-Known Member

    Ok, here are some pics. They were born in the water bowl and I rushed to get them out so no in the slime pics for this litter.


    Then I had a great idea, introduce Zena to her little sisters....

    I think I've found my new desktop background pic......

    The litter was small, only 9 babies but still awesome. Mostly females with only two males and all the candy babies are females. 0.2 Supers, 0.3 Candy Stripes 0.1 pos low expression candy stripe and 2.1 normals

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  6. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Congrats on your new babies!
  7. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Very cute. Congratulations!
  8. justor

    justor Elite Member

    Those are awesome! :x
  9. thaboi

    thaboi Elite Member

    Beautiful babies I want one lol
  10. Swimmer522

    Swimmer522 Elite Member

    I would totally want one of those beauties if only i could get another snake
  11. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    Congrats, very nice little ones!

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