Monday, May 9, 2011
Clutches 3 and 4...
Clutches 3 and 4 were laid this weekend, and I have to say that I am really glad. Clutch 3 was found on Friday, but honestly I think they were laid a day before (as you can see the wrinkles in the eggs on the side. I usually just write down when the clutch is found and put in the box, however, just to avoid confusion.
This clutch is from my male TSK Axanthic het Albino to a non-proven Het TSK Axanthic female. With 8 eggs in the clutch, she will either make it or break it. Lets go, Axanthics poss het Albino!
And on Sunday, Mother's Day, my beloved Scar FINALLY decided to give me my eggs. She had a long bathroom break beforehand, and messed up her nice clean tub (of course). From Easter, when I assumed I would get eggs from her, til now, she has been giving me a heck of a time mentally messing with my game.
But finally I don't have to check on her or worry that she is egg-bound.
I'm pretty sure she was getting fed up with me messing with her, including palpating her to make sure that the eggs were moving down her vent. She wasn't very happy with me when I took her out.
But of course, I prevailed and cleaned her up, as well as cleaned up her tub. Now she is relaxing and eating and being a good girl.
She was bred to the Silver Bullet (Lucky) and also my Spotnose het VPI Axanthic male. We will see what happens with this clutch. Somewhat of a mystery clutch, but not too much so. Let's go, babies!
Six very large eggs from my girl Scar. Can't be mad at that!
Happy belated Mothers Day to all you Mothers out there! I know I gave an extra pat to Scar yesterday for being such a good Mom.
Things are getting interesting over here, and I will be glad to see some babies hatching out in the next two months.
Have a great day, my friends!