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RE: Orthriophis Moellendorffi

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Posted by: j3nnay at Tue Jul 13 11:10:41 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by j3nnay ]  
   

Wow, hypos? Do you have pics to share?

How did you acclimate your original female?

My female was doing well and had fed twice for me, but some ty circumstances (roommate wasn't paying rent and didn't tell me - we got evicted. thankfully I wasn't on that lease!) led to non working AC for a week and then an abrupt move to a place that did have working AC that I could keep them in. Unfortunately, ice packs didn't help at all during the heat - the next morning after moving them they both passed. Female died last and I was able to watch and see what was happening - she spit up some clear fluid tinged with blood, then slowly convulsed and eventually died. I'm sure the stress of the move significantly contributed to them dying, but the fluid beforehand makes me think the lack of AC immediately prior was the initial problem, and the move was just too much on top of that.

I want to try again - took out a lease with a stable friend in a better situation, so I'll be able to get back to the right conditions again. Mine were in a planted vision cage with a low wattage basking during cool days (below 78) and 2 compact fluorescent uvb lights on warmer days (one a 5.0, one a 2.0). Like I said, the female was feeding every other week but the male had yet to feed for me. I'm trying to find others who successfully acclimated their WC originals - I'm looking for the challenge! Just curious what has worked for others in the past. Love these things, and I've had success with other imports. I have a breeding trio of holapsis guentheri and both females have double clutched for me. no one's hatched those out yet so it's been a pain figuring out how to incubate them. Should have 1 set of eggs due to hatch any day though!

Thanks again and please! Pics of the hypo!! I'm super curious!

~jen
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