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Bredli after pre lay shed
My Bredli has had a shed today, which I think is a pre-lay shed.
My question is: Is it normal for a gravid female that has not yet laid to wind herself up in a conical shape as if she is holding a clutch of eggs? She is also very protective of her faux clutch!!! couple of near misses!
- 19-Oct-09, 08:23 PM #2
Nice looking gal!
Thanks VixenBabe, the colour is a bit off though, there is a yellow cast on the photo. I should have fixed it before posting.
Aaaaarghhhh!!!!! This whole first time breeding thing is driving me mad!!!!
Is there any chance that this shed that my Bredli has just had is just a pre breeding season shed? Is it possible that the bumps that I swore I could see a week ago was ovulation not egg formation?
I ask these questions because after her shed my female now looks more evenly distributed, no more lumpy bits....... I have just read a whole heap more of the previous posts on Bredli breeding and according to quite a few of these posts I am about a month early for the pre-lay shed. My snakes were put together at the right time, but I stopped putting them together last week as the female came up to a shed.
I have a 3 week holiday coming up, which will have me away until day 25 after the pre-lay shed, but if this is just a normal shed then I will be missing out on the prime Bredli mating period.......
Any wise words?? Do some carpets have a shed just before the breeding season??
my largest bredli female is almost due to lay her huge clutch(between 29/10 and 5/11)
due date is 3/11.
Her pre-lay slough was the 8th 9th or 10th of /10/09. (confused, too much happening here)
She ovulated on 17/9/09.
I wouldn't worry about missing out on the Bredli mating, as it sounds like they already have.
If you set up a foam esky with newspaper and sphagnum moss in it, she would probably go and nest.
I'll post some pic's of my girl nesting so you have an idea. I just took them now
Good luck with it all
Hope this helps
Last edited by orientalis; 21-Oct-09 at 01:01 AM.
- 21-Oct-09, 06:05 AM #6
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- Central Queensland
looks promisingIPE's crack me up.
Everyone has an opinion,just some are wrong,IMO.
Puts my mind at ease a little. This year I have invested quite a bit of time to learn what I can about breeding, I want to give myself the best chance for getting a positive result at the end.
I have set up a nesting box, but have not yet put the sphagnum moss substrate in yet, I read on an OS site that it should only be put in a few days out from the due date to avoid scale rot. You have obviously not had this problem so I might just follow suit.
If you have any other bits of information they would be greatly appreciated.
The girls seem to bask under the spot lamp at various times throughout the day/night, i keep the heatmat on 24/7 once i know the female is gravid, and the light runs for up to 12 hours in a day, depending on the species and the size of animal and enclosure.
I usually tweak the temps until satisfied and then just monitor them too make sure they are adequate, so far, so good.
There is plenty more tit bits of info, PM me your email address and i'll fire off some questions, etc
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