I am so upset. I want to make corrections if I did something wrong.
I use rack systems. Stitch was in a homemade rack. About a week or after ovulation we got a vision rack ( 2nd hand) moved her and most of the collection in. She is in an FB 70 now and it’s solid gray. We transferred all her bedding with her so it smelled the same. We struggled with high Temps in the bottom have of the rack for about 1 day. We then split the rack on 2 thermostats and everything has been perfect since. I love this rack and these tubs it does a much better job at heat and humidity then my home made ones. Anyways, about a week before ovy she was ultrasounded to my surprise she was really close. She had 11 perfect looking follicles. She laid yesterday 5 days early, 12 total 6 were slugs, 1 unfertlized boob egg and 1 of the 5 left we seen am embryo but no veins so not sure about that one either. She is not a first time mom. She laid 11 perfect eggs in 2019, slams food reliability. I have no idea if I did something wrong or this just happens.
Only things wrong I can think is that the stress from being moved could have caused it, or the male just didn’t do his job well. Sometimes things like this just happen. You can’t expect perfect clutches everytime you breed a female. I believe even our own @t_h_wyman has had some bad luck recently with his BPs.
My male is a first timer, hopefully this pattern doesn’t continue with him. My friends and I are trying to prove something. We each have 1 male banana from the same clutch, they are supposed to be male makers. So far his brothers have each produced females. We know they are male makers because my friend has the parents, and a grandfather, since they came from a male, we should not be getting females. One ok, good odds. 2 of them… ok maybe odds but so far 3 of of the 4 bananas have produced females. That is not just lucky.
I really just want to learn and fix mistakes if this could be prevented. I haven’t checked on the remaining eggs yet. 4 of them had veins. The 5th we saw an embryo but not veinsvso Hopefully it survives. I am such a high anxiety person, and strive for perfection. That personality traits has been tested keeping snakes.
Only 4 good ones, out of 12. One egg had zero veins at 7 days, felt hard to the touch so removed it… My orange Dream ovulated. She was paired originally to the banana male, only 2 or 3 times, then after that a male orange dream. So now I am really hoping the OD is the sire. My friends are having rough seasons too, several YouTube people are too. Just one of those years I guess.
I do offer weens/smalls weekly rats. , I wouldn’t consider her Obese, she only gets super big when building, other then that she looks good to me. She is 4 feet 4 inches, without building/gravid weighs around 2500 grams. When she is close to ovulation she crosses the 3k mark. She is probably around 1700 now.