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RE: 2013 Hatchlings

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Posted by: amazoa at Sat Mar 16 22:06:41 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by amazoa ]  
   

Marc those babies are from the two pairs of Elongated adults I got from you. Since summer they have laid 30 eggs. Today one is hatching from a clutch of 8 laid by the Large adult female on Oct.7th,2012. It took this egg alittle over 5 months to incubate at 84 degrees. I have seen in the literature that they say the incubation period can be as short as 90 days. This is the 3rd season since I got them from you and I have never seen anything less than 140 days. As you can see they love it here in Jacksonville, Fl and are healthy and eat like pigs. I keep them outdoors year around and on those nights when it drops below 60 they are shut up in their hut. The Hut is equipped with a digital thermostat that contols an infra-red heat source with a back up ceramic heat fixture. Thanks for giving these guys a good home while you had them and now they are loving their Florida Resort......later Richard

PS: Retirement Rocks so hang in there Teach!
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Richard -amazoa-

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