Here is a series of pics I shot today ( 05/21/04
) of my three year old son Kyle setting up 2004
ball python clutch # 48...........I'm startin'
him early........;).........each picture's description
text is above the image..........this series shows
how I set up my ball python clutches after I find
a Mom with eggs.
We started out with an egg tub with dry vermiculite
moistened the vermiculite to the right consistency,
and Kyle mixed it.
is smoothing off the top of the moistened vermiculite.
he brings the egg box with the moistened vermiculite
to the cart.
he is making a "pocket" in the vermiculite
for the clutch of eggs to rest in.
is the lucky female on her eggs ( 04 clutch #
Kyle is gently removing the female from around
you believe this kid is three years old?
has the female uncoiled from her clutch perfectly...;)
he gently picks up the clutch of eggs from the
the egg clutch is gently placed in the "pocket"
of vermiculite in the egg box.
clutch is resting nicely in the moistened vermiculite.
Kyle pushes the vermiculite up to the eggs to
fill in all the "gaps".
at this little dude work...........:)
clutch is in it's resting spot for the next 60
places a sheet of plastic over the clutch to help
keep the humidity in the box.
the lid is placed on the egg box over the plastic
( double humidity barrier )
"clutch card" is filled out and placed
on top of the egg box.......this card has the
date that the clutch was laid, how many eggs and
who the parents are...........it will later be
filled out further as to what hatched and sex
ratios of the babies.
little man on his way to the "walk in"
egg box is placed in the incubator, these eggs
should start to hatch in 55 to 60 days from today.
is what a FULL "walk in" incubator room
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