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  • Ramses-Pearl Baby Profiles (2015-B)

    (Note this post is best viewed in threaded layout, where available.)

    Living Gems Reptiles is pleased to finally profile the babies from its 2015 “B” litter.

    Born on November 11, 2015 to Ramses (a September 2010 hypo male with an impeccable pedigree: his great-grandsnakes were the founder animals of the line, and he traces down directly by Michael Lockwood’s own hands)…

    Sire





    …and Pearl (a highly outcrossed July 2010 het female noted for her strong orange color and a small “pearl” mark in her center head line)…

    Dam





    …this litter represents the first pairing of these two animals.

    The 19 babies in this litter split heavily towards the morph side, with twelve full hypos and seven hets. The gender split was more even, with ten males and nine females (with an almost perfect 50/50 split for each group). The babies got the best of both parents, with the hypos and het displaying huge orange potential. Interestingly, Pearl’s “pearl” proved to be an inherited trait, with about a third of the little ones showing a variant of the mark.

    All have now shed twice (except two), eaten six-ish times, and had “confirmation” their digestion is properly working. As has been outlined in previous posts, all of these babies come from a disease-tested facility.

    As with all LGR litters, we’ve done dozens of handling sessions for each baby, part of our commitment to start acclimating them to humans.

    Over the following posts, please find a short profile of every baby in the litter. For each, a short description is provided, noting any behavioral or physical quirks, along with a selection of photos showing their development over the first two sheds. For dorsal chains, “short” means two to three linked spots, and “long” mean four or more.

    So grab a cup of your favorite brew, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

    Thank you as always,

    Cliff Earle
    Living Gems Reptiles
    Premium Brazilian Rainbow Boas from a disease-tested facility
    Website, Facebook

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    Baby #01 (Het Male)

    This sharp little lad has eight short dorsal chains on his back. His sides are perfect thin crescents, with two on each side forming “stretched” crescents.

    Birth



    Two Weeks (First Shed)



    Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

    Closeup


    Right


    Top


    As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 45 grams.

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    • #3
      Baby #02 (Het Male)

      This small guy is almost the mirror of his brother above, with eight short dorsal chains on his back. He shows some blushing within his back spots. His sides are slightly more varied, with his otherwise uniform thin crescents punctuated by two eclipses and one merged spot on his left side. He has unusual linking between some of his belly black and side circles.

      Birth



      Five/Six Weeks (First Shed)

      Note this little one skipped his first shed, so this was his first.

      Right


      Top


      As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 31 grams.

      Comment


      • #4
        Baby #03 (Hypo Male)

        This tiny gent bears the pearl head mark of his mother, but in miniature. He has four short and three long dorsal chains on his back. His sides are mostly rich fat crescents, but tending bullseye, with one bullseye, one pearl, and two merged spots on his right; and another four bullseyes and merged spot (containing two more bullseyes!) on his left. He is quite the explorer, and during the grading process kept trying to sneak off and check out everyone else’s digs (“Look! You have your in-home pool in the back!”).

        Birth



        Two Weeks (First Shed)



        Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

        Front


        Side


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        As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 40 grams.

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          Baby #04 (Hypo Male)

          This little lad bears the pearl head mark of his mother. He has six short and one long dorsal chains on his back. His back also has a small black dot. His sides are mostly rich fat crescents, with two merged and one stretched spot on his right; and two fragments, one merged, and one stretched spot on his left.

          Birth



          Two Weeks (First Shed)



          Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

          Left


          Right


          Top


          As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 42 grams.

          Comment


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            Baby #05 (Hypo Male)

            This small guy has five short and three long dorsal chains on his back. His sides are uniform crescents, except for a lonely bullseye and merged spot on his right.

            Birth



            Two Weeks (First Shed)



            Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

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            As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 39 grams.

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            • #7
              Baby #06 (Hypo Male)

              This tiny gent bears the pearl head mark of his mother, but in miniature. He has six short dorsal chains on his back. His back also has a small black wedge. His sides are uniform crescents, the only baby in the litter without some type of variant spot.

              Birth



              Two Weeks (First Shed)



              Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

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              Right


              Top


              As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 41 grams.

              Comment


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                Baby #07 (Hypo Female)

                This little lass bears the pearl head mark of her mother. She has a whopping nine short and one long dorsal chains on her back. Her sides are mostly crescents, with one merged spot on her right and one fragment and three merged spots on her left.

                Birth



                Two Weeks (First Shed)



                Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

                Left


                Right


                Top


                As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 42 grams.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Baby #08 (Het Female)

                  This small gal has an interesting broken head pattern. She has only two short dorsal chains on her back. Her sides are mostly crescents, with one pearl, one merged, and one stretched spot on her right; and two merged spots on her left.

                  Birth



                  Two Weeks (First Shed)



                  Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

                  Front


                  Side


                  Top


                  As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 46 grams.

                  Comment


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                    Baby #09 (Hypo Male)

                    This little lad has four short and one long dorsal chains on his back. His sides are solid crescents, except for one lone merged spot on his left.

                    Birth



                    Two Weeks (First Shed)



                    Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

                    Left


                    Right


                    Top


                    As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 32 grams.

                    Comment


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                      Baby #10 (Hypo Female)

                      This tiny lady bears the pearl head mark of her mother. She has three short and two long dorsal chains on her back. Her sides are solid crescents, except for one lone merged spot on her right.

                      Birth



                      Two Weeks (First Shed)



                      Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

                      Front


                      Side


                      Top


                      As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 37 grams.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Baby #11 (Het *Probable* Female)

                        This little lass has a whopping nine short and one long dorsal chains on her back. Her sides are mostly crescents, with one stretched spot on her right and three merged and one stretched spot on her left. (Note that I thought I detected “junk” during one sexing session, but numerous repeated attempts have not borne that out. I therefore cannot 100% guarantee this baby’s gender.)

                        Birth



                        Two Weeks (First Shed)



                        Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

                        Front


                        Side


                        Top


                        As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 38 grams.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Baby #12 (Hypo Female)

                          This small gal has only two short dorsal chains on her back. Her dorsal spots, however, are of widely mixed sizes; and she has two small black dots on her back. Her sides are consistent crescents, except for one eclipse and two fragments on her left side. She took an early dislike to the evil spray bottle, which she valiantly attacked at every opportunity before deciding it was more ladylike to sit and bear it with stoic resignation.

                          Birth



                          Two Weeks (First Shed)



                          Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

                          Front


                          Side


                          Top


                          As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 34 grams.

                          Comment


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                            Baby #13 (Hypo Male)

                            This small guy is the pattern king of the litter, and a probable holdback. His uniqueness starts with a cool forked center line on his head. It continues with three short and six huge dorsal chains on his back. It finishes with his sides, which are a mixture of fat crescents and solid bullseyes, with eleven bullseyes and one pearl between them. He was curious during the grading process, and kept popping up his tiny head to watch me and the other babies.

                            Birth



                            Five/Six Weeks (First Shed)

                            Closeup


                            Top


                            As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 38 grams.

                            Comment


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                              Baby #14 (Hypo Female)

                              This tiny lady bears a streeeeetched head mark of her mother, more of a long oval than a pearl. She has six short dorsal chains on her back, punctuated by a small black dot. She also has a faint black center line tracing down the center of her spine. Her sides are mostly crescents, with one merged spot on her right; and one fragment, one merged, and one stretched spot on her left.

                              Birth



                              Two Weeks (First Shed)



                              Five/Six Weeks (Second Shed)

                              Front


                              Side


                              Top


                              As of December’s weigh-in, this little gem measured 37 grams.

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