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Rosy breeding without brumation

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Posted by: BrianS. at Mon May 31 13:11:23 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by BrianS. ]  
   

I have a Limburg albino housed with a Limburg Anery. I didn't brumate them this past fall because I didn't plan on breeding them until next year, though they are of appropriate size, it just didn't fall into my plans.

Well, in mid-April I placed them in the same CB-70 tub. It's a rack where I have the hot spot much hotter than all other racks, and it just worked out, I also have no problem housing rosys together. After about 2 weeks together, the male began courting daily. I haven't witnessed actual "copulation", but I don't really disturb them, but he has been on her for several weeks, and I have seen it when checking the cage on several occasions.

I'm wondering if anyone has successfully had rosys breed without any brumation. I've found that with colubrids, I've bred many different species successfully without a true brumation. I say "true" because even though I didn't put them at 55 degrees in the dark for 3 months, we still have a distinct seasonal winter here. I think that the house naturally cools a bit, and even though there are no windows in the snake room, I think they can naturally know it's going on.

So, with that being said, these snakes were moved in the spring, from a rack with a hotspot of 80 and cool side of 72, to a rack with a hot spot of 90 or so. So, I'm wondering if that was enough to trigger the breeding, but I'm not sure if the male could have viable sperm without a real brumation. Add to this, these are Limburg coastal rosys, so I'm thinking they wouldn't need as severe of a brumation to begin with. So now I'm wondering if I may get some double-het snows later in the year.

Thanks for your thoughts
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Brian Suter

www.serpenteer.com


   

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