Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

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Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:57 pm

My trusty female banded snouted has been producing eggs for at least 8 years. Last year she gave me 50 eggs - being the most she ever gave me.

Today she was laying again and so far 39 eggs (37 in picture) and at least one more on its way. She is an old girl and looks pretty beaten.

Mating on 31 August 2010 (they mated several times before and after this).
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Laying eggs today (18 Nov. 2010)
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This female is getting old and for the first time ever she was slightly egg-bound. Last week she shed her skin and did not lay eggs. She has always laid her eggs immediately after shedding. I waited a few days then gave her calcium orally. This didn't work either so 'Bushviper' suggested a warm bath which I gave her last night. The warm bath must have helped because this morning she had laid most of the eggs.

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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Eyelash » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:04 pm

Awesome stuff Craig !
Well done and just so you know...she's an awesome looking old girl haha...
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Postby Mitton » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:09 pm

Congrats Craig, that is a bice big clutch again. All the best with the eggs.
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:16 pm

Thanks Guys.
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby jka » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:05 pm

Congrats. I'm glad she finally laid. Best of luck incubating them.
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Rishaad » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:44 pm

Congats, well done boet.
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby froot » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:15 pm

Awesome bud! Give her a kiss for me ;-)
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Mr Venom » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:39 pm

Congrat's man hope they all hatch.
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Bushviper » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:19 pm

I hope you are already planning on keeping back baby females. She is not going to this for ever.
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:42 am

Thanks for the comments everyone.

@BV - Yes she is past her prime so I will keep a pair or three of babies behind.
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby froot » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:13 pm

What is the average life span of a snouted cobra?
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby ViperLover » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:18 pm

Congratulations, Craig! :)
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Pythonodipsas » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:59 am

Thanks ViperLover!

@Froot, I am not sure, but I think they can reach 15 years easily.
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby sega » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:49 pm

Those are some very good looking snouty's and congragulations on the eggs
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Re: Banded Snouted Cobra Eggs.

Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:14 pm

Update: I ended up with 22 eggs - the ones that went bad were laid in water (After soaking the female, she laid eggs in her plastic container which had a little water in it - see in picture above).

ANYWAY they are hatching after 61 days. I have cut windows in the un-slit eggs and they all seem healthy and alive.

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