This is a male Apioscelis bulbosa, or Horsehead Grasshopper.
Their faces make me smile. What better reason for keeping them.
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12th Jun 2012, 07:07
Amy, Mia and Harlequin
Amy is an Amelanistic colour morph, Mia is a Miami locality (as you find in the wild, in Miami), and Harlequin is a Ghost Pinstripe Motley.
We also have a breeding group of Brazilian Rainbow Boas. One of the females is heavily gravid, and the other two females are not too far behind!
We got these guys as a group which had already been kept together. Therefore we do not know when they were mated and when the females ovulated, so we can not calculate their due date.
Rainbow Boas are a beautiful species, very photogenic, so there will be plenty of pictures of these guys!
Royal Pythons: Quetzalcoatl and Qetesh. Quetzalcoatl is a Chocolate male, and Qetesh is a normal female. Chocolate is a co-dominant morph, so each egg will have a 50/50 chance of being Chocolate or Normal.
We will be keeping any Chocolate females for future breeding plans.
This is the first year breeding for Quetzalcoatl, but Qetesh has bred before.
Corn Snakes: Mort and Amelia. ~ Mort is an Amel Stripe and Amelia is an Amel. Together they will produce all Amels (het for Stripe).
Royal Pythons: Mehen and Nyala. Mehen is a Lesser Platinum male and Nyala is a Normal female.
Lesser Platinum is a co-dominant morph, so each egg has a 50/50 chance of being a Lesser or a Normal.
We will be holding back any Lesser females for future breeding plans.
Royal Pythons: Horus and Wydah. Horus is a het MKR Yellow Blush Albino male, and Wydah is a normal female. From this pairing all of the offspring will be visually normal. They will each have a 50% chance of carrying the Albino gene.
We will be holding back all females, as 50% het Albinos, and selling any males.
This is the first year of breeding for both of them.
Hypo Crawl Cay Dwarf Boas: Caesar and Cleo. From this pairing we should get Hypo and Super Hypo Crawl Cay Dwarf Boas. This is their first pairing, as they have just reached 4 years old this year.
Boas are ovoviviparous, which means they hold the eggs (without calcium shells) inside them until it is time to hatch. The boa neonates then release themselves from their membrane, once they are free from the mother.
They keep the temperature stable inside by moving from the cool to the warm end of their enclosure, as normal.