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dzoo
06-16-2005, 10:03 PM
I got only one viable egg from one of my westerns this year but was pleasently surprised to get TWO hatchlings! Pic attached.....

Jeremy Letkey
06-16-2005, 10:30 PM
That is awesome. Congratulations!!

ecmorrell
06-17-2005, 09:46 AM
Too bad it's not a two headed snake! That's what I want more than anything.

HerpAddict
06-17-2005, 10:02 AM
They are too cute!! Maybe this is a stupid question, but is it possible for them to be identical? I don't know much about snakes, so I thought I'd ask.

ecmorrell
06-17-2005, 10:06 AM
I don't know... there were twin boa constrictors at the pet store I frequent... I'd like to know!

Wilomn
06-17-2005, 10:39 AM
I've had twin ball pythons a couple of times and twin hognoses once. The patterns were always different so I don't think they would qualify as identicle. It's still pretty cool when it happens.

dzoo
06-18-2005, 10:01 AM
It would be hard to tell if they are identical twins or not, in Bill Love's Corn Snake book it says twins can be identical or fraternal, he gives an example of 2 different color corns hatching from one egg so they would have to be fraternal.....

aliceinwl
06-19-2005, 01:57 AM
I've had twin ball pythons a couple of times and twin hognoses once. The patterns were always different so I don't think they would qualify as identicle. It's still pretty cool when it happens.

I don't think that different patterns would necessisarily mean that they're not identical. One of the first cat clones was cloned from a calico and came out looking more tortishell. In the case of these cats, pattern formation is random, so it's possible to have genetically identical cats with different patterns. I'm not sure how pattern formation works in herps...

Really cool picture btw!

-Alice

g&mgeckos
06-28-2005, 08:42 AM
Almost like Christmas in June! That is very cool!

Jim O
06-28-2005, 08:55 AM
Actually if you look at the inside of the egg and there is only yolk sac then you know for sure that they are "identical" regardless of pattern. In "fraternal" twinning, which is simply an error in shelling, there will always be two sacs. In identical twins there can be two sacs also, if the split happened early enough. VPI produced some JCP's years ago where identical twinning was common. Yasser Moustafa at Spitfire Reptiles (www.spitfirereptiles.com) produced 16 hatchlings from 10 eggs in one clutch of Irian Jaya Carpets this year. I believe that they all were single yolk eggs.

ladyserpent7
06-28-2005, 11:27 AM
Aww. I Love Their Cute Little Noses. Thats Always What Gets Me With These Snakes... And Their Big Round Eyes. Congrats!

Evil Elvis
07-09-2005, 03:23 PM
I have had twins from, westerns, corns and texas leucisistics, as well as a two headed beardy!