Current Pairings

Fleck x Jewel – Aru Outcross x High Yellow (Upcoming 2017)

Fleck is an F1 Aru offspring with a lot of white for a captive bred Aru. Jewel is from my first Rodney x Sissy tri-color/high yellow pairing in 2006. Mixing Aru blood with high yellow usually produces some interesting outcomes. I am excited to give this pairing a another try after noting many copulations but no forward progress by Jewel in 2014.

Estimated price: $650

Fleck
Fleck

Jewel
Jewel

Current status, 1/1/17: Jewel has been eating well and I’m currently planning on bulking her up to pair her up again in 2017 with Fleck. Maybe 2017 will be her year!

Interested List

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Rodney x Matilda – High Yellow (Complete)

Repeat pairing for these two after stellar results in previous clutches.  This is a high yellow producing powerhouse pairing.  If you want a high likelihood of a high yellow adult then this is the pairing for you.  Rodney has produced high yellow tri-colors with Sissy as well as Matilda and is a Biak-outcross.  Matilda comes from the Lemon Tree lines of high yellow chondros.  Rodney is getting older and this may be his last pairing with Matilda.  Don’t miss out!

Estimated price: $2,500+

Rodney
Rodney

Matilda
Matilda

Current Status, 1/9/16: Matilda laid two slugs this morning. She went off food very soon after introducing Rodney but I was hopeful the noted copuations happened too enough. Seems that wasn’t the case. She never had a period of major contractions and it took forever to lay the first egg so I wasn’t surprised to finally see slugs. Really disappointed about this one!

12/26/16: Matilda had her pre-lay shed today. I’m expecting eggs around the first weekend or second week of Jan 2017.

11/11/16: I have noted many copulations since placing Rodney in with Matilda. When I offered food tonight she was basking and not at all interested in what I offered her. Good sign!

10/24/16: I placed Rodney in with Matilda last night and he showed interest almost immediately. I noted a copulation last night and into this morning. Hoping this is a sign of good things to come!

Raven x Bane – High Yellow (Complete)

UPDATE: I have decided to give Raven a try rather than Popcorn for 2016/17 season.  Will update with his profile soon as well as contact those already on the interested list for Popcorn x Bane.  I will start a new interested list after things progress with Raven.

Estimated price: $900

Raven
Raven

Bane
Bane

Current status, 1/23/17: Bane laid three slugs this afternoon and while I’m disappointed, I am not surprised. I never saw a copulation despite lots of courtship.

1/1/17: Bane had her pre-lay shed right on time. I am expecting eggs around the second weekend or third week of Jan 2017.

12/6/16: Bane ovulated 12/5-12/6 and it was large and normal. I’m not terribly optimistic about these eggs being viable because I never saw any copulations – just lots of attempts. I’m expecting a pre-lay shed around the New Year.

11/11/16: I documented many attempts by Raven to copulate with Bane but even with the infrared camera on them I never noted success. I actually saw Bane courting Raven one evening after Raven had given up efforts a couple of days prior. I separated them to feed and possibly try another male with Bane. I offered her food the next evening and she refused but she can stress easily so that may not be an indication of anything. She is very plump and basking. I will update when I decide what to do next with her.

10/24/16: I placed Raven in Bane’s cage on 10/19 and there was almost immediate interest after the lights went out. He has continued to court her but has yet to figure out a copulations. I will give him a while longer to figure things out.

Perch x Isis - Highland Outcross (Eggs hatched 2016)

Isis is a stunning hormonal blue female who turned blue prior to any attempts to breed her. My expectations for this line breeding are adults that will have vibrant green and bold blue dorsal stripes with females having the tendency to turn a beautiful shade of blue with a bit of age or after sexual maturity. Isis successfully produced a clutch of eggs for me but I missed her ovulation and had no idea she was gravid and she dropped the eggs from her perch and only three survived. I hope for much better results this time!

Estimated price: $650+

Perch
Perch

Isis
Isis

Current status, 6/17/16: Feeding trials are going well with only two still holding out on taking whole pinkies but their striking is improving. Photos will be posted on my Facebook page soon and I hope to have a family portrait completed soon as well.

3/25/16:Eggs started hatching on day 49 (3/22) and all babies were out by 3/25. I was a little disappointed that I only ended up with 9 babies out of 13 good eggs (7 yellow and 2 red) but the ones that made it appear strong and feisty. Hoping for good feeders!

2/2/16: Isis laid 15 fertile eggs and 3 slugs. She is recovering well and the eggs were successfully move into the incubator. Expected to hatch date around the last weekend in March.

1/18/16: Isis completed a perfect pre-lay shed early this evening. Hoping for eggs in early February.

12/15: Perch lost interest in Isis a while ago and I think I witnessed a good ovulation this month but Isis was really good at hiding it from me. Expect a pre-lay shed in January.

10/19/15: Copulations have been noted over the last two evenings and throughout the day between these two.

10/17/15: Perch was placed in Isis’s cage in the late afternoon and immediately showed interest in her. She has appeared to be receptive to his advances so far by dropper her tail and sitting quietly while he makes his moves. I hope to have a copulation noted soon.