The babies from 2013 clutch #3 are out of the eggs, and WOW, they are amazing! The two coral glows are absolutely unbelievably beautiful. Overall in this clutch I ended up with 1.0 Coral Glow Yellow Belly, 1.0 Coral Glow (possible YB), 0.1 Yellow Belly, 2.0 Normal. I am the king of male normals. So far in my career I have hatched 5 normal ball pythons and every last one of them has been a male. I promised my son a female normal when we hatched one… he’s starting to get pretty impatient!
This weekend Justin Kobylka and his family came out to visit us. We had a great weekend of enjoying the beach, the pool, the battleship here in Wilmington and some really good food. We also had hours of snake talk, which is always great. Justin took a very close look at the coral glow that I wasn’t sure about and he thinks it’s a yellow belly. I sent pictures to a few other breeder friends, but they don’t agree. I think I’ll need to get better pictures and maybe some video to send them after he sheds. Hopefully a shed will make it more obvious one way or the other. I will say though, that with the coral glow colors, it’s very hard to see the yellow belly’s belly pattern.
Earlier this week I had another ovulation. This one is going to be top secret for now. The offspring from this clutch could be very interesting. I’m looking forward to it, and like the title of this post says, I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. Stay tuned, I’m sure I’ll reveal what happens in time, and with no murders either!
Late last week I released the first video in the new Pet Project series. What I hope to do with that series is to choose a female that has been breeding and that I’m pretty certain will go on to lay eggs and film her progress. In the first video, I ultrasounded the girl and saw that she was pretty close to ovulating. I expect her to ovulate sometime in the next two weeks, at which time I’ll get another video.
I like having single videos for most of my clutches that contain the removing of the eggs, the cutting of the eggs and the babies after they’ve shed. The only problem with doing it that way is that I need to keep the videos short. If they are too long, people will get bored and stop watching. It also means you as the viewer don’t get to see any of the footage until well after eggs have been laid and cut. The point of the Pet Project videos is to allow you to follow along in real time. You’ll get the video shortly after she lays. You’ll get the video shortly after I cut, and so on. Since they are all separate videos, I can add more information to each one, giving you more insight into how I operate. I’m excited about the new series and hope it will be popular with my viewers. I got some criticism over my editing of the first one, so I’ll need to be sure to work on that in the future.
July is going to be a very busy month. May was a big month for getting eggs, so therefore July is going to be a big month for babies hatching. I have six clutches that are due to hatch in July, and there will hopefully be some really cool babies hatching out. I’m very excited and can’t wait to see what I get. The next clutch is due in two weeks and will be my first chance at GHIs. Hoping to get a couple of them!