JKR Pro Tips: Ultrasounding Ball Pythons (updated with part 2!)

I now have part 1 & 2 in my Pro Tips series on Ultrasounding Ball Pythons. This was my first Ultrasounding session of 2013. Part 3 will get even busier with tons of females starting to develop.

We’re going to follow the females as they grow and ultimately give you plenty of examples so you’ll feel like you’ve seen most of the possible scenarios you might encounter with your animals.

Enjoy, and post any questions in the comments that you want me to cover in the next videos.

Part 1

Part 2

5 thoughts on “JKR Pro Tips: Ultrasounding Ball Pythons (updated with part 2!)

    • Depends on your definition of reasonable. They can definitely be pricy. I’ve heard of good deals being found on Ebay. Another good place to look would be at your local hospitals, sometimes they will upgrade equipment and sell the used equipment at fantastic deals.

  1. I have an ultrasound and was wondering what are the optimum size of follicles to introduce your male at to try and maximise the male. Have read that a good male can sire as many as 20 clutches putting him in at approx 15 mm and 24mm approx. I am using a lower ranking male to spur on follicle development and once a female shows the follicles getting bigger above 12mm I put my desired male in once a Calender month . What are your thoughts.

    • I will cover this topic more fully in future videos. 20 clutches from a single male is definitely the exception, not something that a formula can reproduce.

      Using a lower ranked male is a fine strategy, just risky in that its hit or miss on which male will end up siring the clutch. My rule of thumb is that “the least desirable male will always sire the clutch”. Seems like its almost always true!

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