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A behind the scenes look at what goes on here!



breeder cages
We use Freedom Breeder cages for adult Ball Pythons. The history of feeding, shedding, breeding, and any problems is recorded on a card for each animal.


temperature and humidity controlled cages
This building is temperature and humidity controlled. This is only one of several buildings or rooms for housing our reptiles.


rodent room
The rodent room contains racks with pans housing rats and mice.


auto-watering system
We use an auto-watering system from Ag-Select on all rodent pans. We feed our rodents Harlan Teklad feed, a lab grade rodent chow.


part time worker
Lucy is our newest family member and will be protecting the property in the near future.


whitewater rosy boas
In addition to Ball Pythons, we are working with Whitewater Rosy Boas.


guard dogs
Our guard dogs Shelli and Alex (RIP) would always let us know if anyone comes onto our property.


ball pythons breeding
Beginning in October we lower our temperatures and begin pairing our Ball Pythons. We like to see this when checking the cages daily!


more snake breeding
Breedings continue into March and early April. Single copulations sometimes last 24 hours or more.


checking females
We check in on the females several times daily looking for the signs. This girl is ovulating and she looks miserable. That big lump is very hard to the touch.


snake with follicles
This girl is building follicles and appears to grow bigger each day.


snakes getting bigger
Females begin to look HUGE!


eggs arrive
Then finally the eggs begin to arrive.


snake protecting eggs
This girl was very protective of her clutch of eggs. It was a good size clutch with 9 eggs.


snake eggs
Eggs are removed from the females and placed in a box with a mix of vermiculite, perlite and water. A pane of glass is placed on top to retain the humidity and the box is placed in our incubator.


incubator
Our incubator is made from an old cooler and it works great.


incubator thermostat
The incubator is controlled with a Helix thermostat and is set for 89 degrees. We have a backup battery pack in case of power failure and a generator system for long-term outages.


eggs hatching
In approximately 56 days the eggs will hatch.


snake hatching
This is something that we never get tired of seeing!


dud or slug egg
Sometimes a clutch includes a dud or slug egg, one that is not fertile and we know will not hatch. The small egg in upper right is a slug.


eggs stick together
Eggs stick together most of the time, but the little guys always seem to find a way out. We don't cut eggs unless they have gone several days past the hatching of most of the others. We then cut a thin line across the top of the egg to allow the baby to come out.


Daytona
We are vendors at many shows in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. This is the National Reptile Breeder's Expo in Daytona Beach. Our table is in the lower right corner with the pink and black banner.


Atlanta show 2005
This was the Atlanta Show in 2005 where I met many wonderful people.


colubrids
We have some colubrids in our collection as well as the Ball Pythons. This is a beautiful Albino Tangerine Honduran Milk snake.


lizards room
Some of our local reptile wildlife gets into the action too! It's just that time of year.