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Elise Salvio

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Hi everyone just wanted to check what incubator people prefer or is it best to leave them with the female.

I was sold a female and male albino Darwin python about 5.5years ago and they where about 6 months old when I got them. They have lived together since their hole lives and I have never had a problem. Recently when cleaning the cage and taking them out for feeds I noticed that the one I thought was a female had started to look like she was thick and has stayed that way for the last 6 weeks or so but has refused a feed for the last 6 weeks as well usually my male will only refuse feeds in winter and I never have problems with my female but this year she’s refused about 3 or 4. She also shedded a couple days ago and I’m thinking it could be possibly a pre lay shed. If Anyone has any helpful information that would be great.

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Make your own incubator out of an old wine fridge, heat cord, thermostat and computer fan... the brand incubators are terrible and cost 2-3x the price of making your own

have you noticed them locked up??
 
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Make your own incubator out of an old wine fridge, heat cord, thermostat and computer fan... the brand incubators are terrible and cost 2-3x the price of making your own
Thank uo
Make your own incubator out of an old wine fridge, heat cord, thermostat and computer fan... the brand incubators are terrible and cost 2-3x the price of making your own

have you noticed them locked up??

No I haven’t noticed
 

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Various DIY options including the one suggested by Herpetology. Apart from maintaining accurate heat and humidity, you need to ensure no water drips onto the eggs, so remember that in your design. I avoid the risk by placing the heat source above the egg container so water doesn't condense on the inside of the lid and drip.
I've never left a clutch of eggs with the mother. It can be risky. I know some have had success, but in a captive scenario I put more faith in my incubator.
 

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you need to ensure no water drips onto the eggs, so remember that in your design.
another easy way (if for example your using heat cord all the way around multiple times) is to slight raise one side of the container a cm or so, so the condensation on the lid runs down the lower sides :p water dripping is caused by the water staying on the lid for so long it starts to drip as it has no where else to go

Looks to be going into shed?? this could be her prelay slough :)!
 

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another easy way (if for example your using heat cord all the way around multiple times) is to slight raise one side of the container a cm or so, so the condensation on the lid runs down the lower sides :p water dripping is caused by the water staying on the lid for so long it starts to drip as it has no where else to go
Thank you 🙏

another easy way (if for example your using heat cord all the way around multiple times) is to slight raise one side of the container a cm or so, so the condensation on the lid runs down the lower sides :p water dripping is caused by the water staying on the lid for so long it starts to drip as it has no where else to go
Thank you 🙏

Looks to be going into shed?? this could be her prelay slough :)!
I thought she had already shed but looking at her than she did definitely looking like she was going to shed 😊
 

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