2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type dam)

2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type dam)

Postby Graeme » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:32 am

Here is the abbreviated story of our newest little Green Tree Pythons .


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This is the father, who with hindsight, is certainly NOT the Aru type that I’ve always thought he was. The looks are right but the skull is a little more ‘dragon’ shaped than it should be, and anyways Aru’s only produce yellow offspring. Fingers are pointing towards a race called the Jereh, which are part of the completely green Jayapuras, but actually have a few white scales (not clover markings) along the back. These are known for producing whole litters of maroon offspring.


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Introducing mom, a gorgeous Sarong type with the most gentle nature that you can imagine. Here she is being cycled for breeding in one of the tubs that we use, due to the ease of temperature and humidity control.


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This was unfortunately the only shot I was able to get with regards to hanky-panky as both parties involved are a little shy, and would whip up their tails the instant there was movement outside the tub. Nothing like the filthy Biaks, that carry on like there’s no tomorrow, in front of guests and whatnot.


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Ovulation.
You can see the poor girl is carrying a load and both ovaries have their work cut out!


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Right on time! I was keeping an eye on her to avoid clumping of the eggs, so when number 24 popped out and she was thoroughly exhausted, I pulled her with no trouble and gave her a warm bath.


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24 eggs! Really impressive for a first time mom, even though one can see that there are a few unfertilised eggs amongst the lot. Oh well...


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Into the incubation box.
2 mercury and 3 digital thermometers should give a fairly accurate idea of where the temps are sitting. The long 30cm one is 100% accurate but almost impossible to work with as the reading changes instantly when you pick it up and is very, very difficult to see unless you are holding it to the light just right.

5 of the eggs were lost in the first week, but the 19 remaining fought tooth and nail through two thermostats that let me down, and three power failures.
Thank goodness for a decent generator!


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Anyways, day 49 was time to cut the eggs . I followed the incubation regime outlined by Trooper Walsh, in the 70’s and later the 80’s, and finally, fine tuned by Greg Maxwell in the 90’s.
Within a few hours there were little faces poking out everywhere.


Here are our little SuperBeasts.........


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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Wolf777 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:44 am

Simply stunning Graeme! Have you ever tried maternal incubation, what are your thoughts on it?
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Whitelipp » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:07 pm

Great going Graeme...
Wow they are stunning. Please keep us posted and I will most probably be looking in to a pair of these once you come to selling them.
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Mitton » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:22 pm

Great post Greame, well done!
Those are stunning little babies.
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Graeme » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:30 pm

Oops, sorry about the bad picture sizing there, just click on an image if you want to see it properly.
Thanks guys!
@Divan, I have no qualms with maternal incubation at all, I just felt that it was a bad time of the year and that maybe the clutch was a little big.
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby groovy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:47 pm

Still no superlike button man! Well done, the post is very informative and a great read. Gorgeous firste picture too!
Guess I'll have to start saving for one of these red monsters!
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Wolf777 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:49 pm

Please let me know how much you will be selling them when you do. Man they are awesome!
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Boskobra » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:58 pm

WOOOOW... Very nice Graeme!!
Will ad you on facebook to check the progress.
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby justinvBreda » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:14 pm

That mom is just a cosmic girl! And her babies are from another galaxy!! Well done man! They are stunning!
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby snake kid » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:15 pm

I'm left speechless their just beautiful.
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Graeme » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:12 pm

Thanks for all the compliments everyone! We will definitely be selling some of them, but it's way too early to be thinking about that just yet. All interested parties have been duly noted and we'll be notifying everyone when we get closer to that bridge.

Hey Justin, all those late nights and loud Jamiroquai are starting to pay off hey! The Eastern diamondbacks particularly got into that groove! ;)
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby WFA » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:21 pm

Well Done Graeme !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those babies are super.Not often that you get a all "RED" clutch.
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Jen » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:50 pm

Wow Graeme! They are absolutely beautiful. Congrats!!
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby Graeme » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:50 pm

Hey thanks Rassie, you know that this wouldn't have been possible without that kick - ass generator man!!!
And thank you Jen, really nice of you to say so!
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Re: 2011 CBB Tree Python Babies (Mystery sire X Sarong type

Postby @ndy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:02 pm

Wow Graeme, i saw these on FB they are stunning! Congrats :D
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