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Posted by Fred Albury on March 06, 2003 at 22:43:04:

In Reply to: Eastern Indy Eggs... posted by dryguy on March 03, 2003 at 13:21:56:

:You can see how huge the one is...Its probably 2x the size of the others!!! It's the one that caused the problem last night...She looks like she has at least 2 more, in addition to the two I extracted this morning...I'm going to let her rest for the afternoon and see if she'll pass the others naturally..She doesn't seem to be sick or excessively stressed, but I'm trying to be careful... I gave her an injection of Baytril before manipulating her last night as a precaution... ??Comments?? Carl

Carl,

In my humble opinion the upper right is the only good one, and because its a Indigo, all bets are still off on that one too.
God and nature will decide what comes out. I have had females become eggbound and have had to palpate th eggs and withdraw the fluid from the egg through the snakes body cavity using a syringe. Often it took 4 or 5 full syringes of egg yolk to reduce the egg to a size where it could be passed sucessfully. This particular female had about 12 eggs in her! After the aspiration of the eggs thorugh the body cavity, I adminisered a drug called OXYTOCIN, which induces uterine contractions, this drug is administered three times, 6 hours apart for each subdermal shot. After the third shot the eggs came out. ALL looked to be infertile, with a the sharp jagged edges that a few of your display in the picture. The others were yellow in coloration. None of them candled well, and the whole batch went in the dumpster.Then the snake was retired as a breeder. She is now at a wildlife facility as a docent tool to educate the public about Eastern Indigos. Best of luck to you Carl.

Sincerely,

Fred Albury
Aztec Reptiles




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