Maternal Incubation


Jonathan Ho

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The following is a series of photos pertaining to maternal incubation that I'ld like to share with other ball python enthusiasts.
I hope everyone enjoys the photos!

This radiograph was taken 7-11-2012. Can you count how many eggs there are?


This photo was taken 7-29-2012 while she was in the process of laying her last egg.


This photo was taken 10-10-2012 showing the first pip.
The average temperature during maternal incubation was 83F, with a range of 81-88F depending on ambient temperature.


How many heads do you see?


The following day...


Here is a close up of some of the hatchlings.


The final count: eight eggs= eight robust hatchlings!
The sex ratio was 4 males and 4 females!
Their weight in grams were: 81, 77, 76, 75, 65, 58, 55 and 46

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