The Dams and Sires of Spring

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The Dams and Sires of Spring

Post by Kelly Mc » March 1st, 2019, 12:36 pm

Breeders.. Do what you will with this post!

Stories, descriptions, plans and Portraits, desired to enjoy..!

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Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Post by Kelly Mc » March 17th, 2019, 11:29 am

Come on people! Lets see some snakes.

This includes Ball Python people! As time goes on I am less judgy about other peoples interest in morphs. If someone has passion Its the Best.

Some of them are super pretty - knock out really.

Locality Garters, Boas, Pits, lets see em

And Vens lets not forget the Vens.

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Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Post by chris_mcmartin » March 17th, 2019, 6:51 pm

I was lucky enough to collect a pair of New Mexico Milksnakes (Lampropeltis triangulum celaenops) within a couple of hours and couple of miles of each other near Marathon, TX in July 2016. It's been a goal of mine to get them to breed. Up to this point, they've shown no interest in each other when put together each spring. However, the male is finally longer/heavier than the female, so maybe he was just waiting to mature a little more. They haven't yet eaten since I've brought them out of the fridge a few weeks ago; will get them fed and then put them together and see what happens.

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Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Post by Kelly Mc » March 18th, 2019, 5:56 pm

That sounds cool, hope it happens this Spring.

I often wonder if people on here arrange for breeding loans, amongst friends, Ive seen a couple mentions.

It would be cool too, to follow the keeping and breeding journey of FHFs members in documenting our stats and experiences. The full bodied round table vibe is not really available anywhere else, in this nice of a format

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Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Post by Kfen » March 19th, 2019, 9:19 pm

This was going to be a longer post but I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to resize images on my new phone. I can't. So I then read lots of reviews and downloaded two different photo editing apps. Anyway, I am excited about this possibility:
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I've had these snakes for about a year and a half. I did put them together last spring but didn't do anything to try and cycle them, and I had just moved them into the cages shown. They now have had a year to acclimate to the cages and I also kept them drier and fed them very sparingly over the winter. I saw the male chasing the female around which is more than I saw last year. If you notice on the right side there is a "door" that connects the two sides. They are normally kept fully separate. I made it that way so that I could introduce them without totally removing either snake from it's comfort zone. Fingers crossed...

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Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Post by Kelly Mc » March 20th, 2019, 10:16 am

Thank you Kfen, beautiful Spilotes pair, I love how you treat them.

I think its hilarious how the black hides, who are really nice in every way except how tough the lable is to get off, look exactly like ones ive had.

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Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Post by Kelly Mc » March 20th, 2019, 10:18 am

Love the door modality what a cool way to do things

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