Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby rolandslf » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:16 am

A while ago I posted on my possible Dumerils Boas Lock.
I have not really seen them since June when I cooled things and stopped feeding them.
Well yesterday I saw my Female Dumeril, and despite having only had three jumbo rats to eat since the middle of June, she has almost doubled in girth.
The male has remained about the same girth. This is also the first time I have ever seen the Female bigger in girth than the male.
The reason for my query, roughly in the middle of her body she seems to be particularly thick which I think could be ovulation.
I would like the panels thoughts on this.

Excuse the bad pics, but I have had such bad luck with this girl and babies, that I was hesitant to even take the pics, I don't want to disturb her at all.

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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby Bushviper » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:19 am

That looks promising. Handle with care in future.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby rolandslf » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:45 am

Thanks Arno. As I said, I don't even want to touch her. I will update on a monthly basis and see what happens.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby Superciliaris » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:56 am

Hey Roland , did u ever hear anything more about that *%#&# who stole my whitelip python ?
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby tJokkie_ » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:44 am

Looks good Roland best of luck!
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby rolandslf » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:20 pm

Hey Andrew, nothing . The so and so even moved out of the area about two weeks later.
Tjokkie, I sure hope there is success.

People on overseas Forums are trying to tell me that she is too small to breed. I will try to get a pic of her stretched out.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby uncutdiamonds » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:55 pm

rolandslf wrote:...Well yesterday I saw my Female Dumeril, and despite having only had three jumbo rats to eat since the middle of June, she has almost doubled in girth.
The male has remained about the same girth. This is also the first time I have ever seen the Female bigger in girth than the male.
The reason for my query, roughly in the middle of her body she seems to be particularly thick which I think could be ovulation.
I would like the panels thoughts on this.
I'd agree she looks thick - it's either that or fat.

rolandslf wrote:Excuse the bad pics, but I have had such bad luck with this girl and babies, that I was hesitant to even take the pics, I don't want to disturb her at all.

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Hope that you'll have more luck this time.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby rolandslf » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:25 pm

Well Folks, when I got home from work on Friday afternoon, she was fairly tightly coiled up on the one heat pad and I got a nice pic of her, swelling and all.

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Uncutdiamonds - definitely not fat, she normally gets a Jumbo Rat every 14 days, but has only had 3 Jumbo Rats in the last 3 months because I have hed them in a semmi sort of Brumation.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby uncutdiamonds » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:45 pm

I definetely hope it's going to be little ones! The distribution of the "thickness" should be revealing.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby rolandslf » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:39 pm

Well, it has been almost three weeks since my anticipation started.
Here are some updated pics taken yesterday, 03 September 2011.

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I will continue to update as time goes by.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby Crash » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:54 pm

Looks really promosing, Has she got a lye box at all? Even if she doesnt use it, Its always best a nice dark place and privacy if she wants. Best of luck :)
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby rolandslf » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:00 am

Yes, she has a huge hide box on the other end of the enclosure.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby Snakes4Africa » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:17 am

That snake is gravid! nice going Roland!
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby rolandslf » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:40 am

Thanks Byron. Your opinion as I have said before is highly valued. Especially as you breed Dumerils year on year.
What size is she going to be in January, that is still 5 months away, am I right when I say that she should give birth around then.
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Re: Possible Ovulation Yes / No

Postby Snakes4Africa » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:49 pm

They look imminent for ages, don't necessarily grow much more. And she may drop earlier than January anyway.
When you find babies in the cage, you will know she was gravid and has dropped. ;)
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