return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
click here for Nature Zone
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Boa . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Frog . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baltimore - Jan. 18-19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  MAHS Fox Valley Meeting - Jan. 18, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Savannah - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Savannah - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Pensacola - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Pensacola - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Jan. 25 , 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Orlando - Jan. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
check out npicages.com
pool banner - $50 year

Breeding conicus and starting young....

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Sand Boas ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: Kelly_Haller at Fri Oct 21 18:34:50 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Kelly_Haller ]  
   

I had a large colony of adult conicus in the 1980's and 1990's and produced several hundred young. The key to breeding them is a shortened winter photoperiod and night cooling into the mid-60's with day temps back up to 80. Virtually all mature adults will produce young when cycled in this manner. My newborns fed first time food was offered 95% of the time. The key is to wait for the first shed at 7 to 8 days after birth and always keep them on one to two inches of fine sand at between 85 and 90 degrees. They will bury themselves with just the eyes and nose showing and should be offered live pinks at night laid on the sand in front of them. These will be eaten after lights out. Sand is much superior to paper, chips, or aspen to initiate feeding as it has the weight against their body they need to feel secure. After several months of feeding, they can usually be moved to another substrate without too much trouble.

Kelly


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Breeding conicus and starting young.... - AlexNevgloski, Sun Oct 23 07:36:53 2011

<< Previous Message:  RE: Anyone breeding Rough Scaled sand boas> - AlexNevgloski, Fri Oct 21 07:41:14 2011