Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Clutch #3- Long time goals

So this is clutch #3 of the year. This female I've had for a long time, and gave her a few years off before trying again this year. I didn't put her with the male for long, so I can't say I was not surprised when I saw her flat tire-ing a few days ago.

But I went back in to check on her last night, and she was already on eggs.

She was paired up with the Spider het TSK Axanthic het Albino.

As the photo states, there were six eggs and one slug. Hopefully this will be a better clutch for hitting on the Snow Spider.

I've been trying for this project for almost five years now, and I am hoping to finally get it.

Fingers crossed!

And while checking, I saw this happen. This pairing is one of the few that I am still allowing to happen at this point, and I'm excited to see if it comes to fruition.

So yeah.

The season has come pretty early this year, and I'm ready for the babies!

Have a great day, my friends!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


The second clutch of the year is here, and I am pretty excited about it.

I've spent a lot more time trying to prove out my Hets this year, and it seems to be working out.

The females that have laid so far are both unproven Hets, and I can't wait to see if they prove!

The TSK Axanthic female that laid last night is a female that was supposed to have proven last year, but did not give me anything close to something I could come to a conclusion on.

Two eggs, three slugs, and the babies that hatched out were both Axanthics.

What am I supposed to do with that?

So now, I get a better chance to see what is going on in there genetically.

Here's to having some really awesome clearly identifiable babies in there with Axanthic and Clown qualities.

I'm going to toast to that.

Have a great day, my friends!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Vacation Recap

So yeah, I'm back.

We went on a cruise on the Mexican Riviera. It was Joel's first time cruising, so that was fun.

Several things to take away from the trip, as will be listed below:

1) Cruises are attended with the majority of the passengers well over 60 years old. (And in our case, many many people from Canada)

2) Mexico is really nice (where we stopped- Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, La Paz and Loreto)

3) Snorkeling *in clear water* is awesome, and I would do it all the time if I could.

4) Whale sharks are also awesome, but if you can't see through the water clearly, you will not be able to see them clearly.

5) Whales move relatively fast. If you don't look and have your camera in the right area at the right time, you will miss an awesome shot.

6) Sea turtles look like trash from up high on a boat, and don't swim very fast.

7) There is such thing as too much food. This occurs often on cruise ships.

8) I didn't take enough photos.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

It takes me back to a time where I didn't have to worry about anything but not getting ill from walking on moving ground.

I highly recommend it to those with a thirst for relaxation and are okay with limited quarters.

We will be going again eventually.

Maybe not "soon", but soon enough. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

On Vacation

So if you are trying to get a hold of me between now and March 12th, I am out.


And this is where I will be.

Talk to you soon!