Nereus x Ersa    AR2202

clutch number: AR2202
ovulation: not seen
POS: 10.01.2022
egg deposit: 28.01.2022
number of eggs: 13 [Ø 14.28g]
hatchdate: 9.03.2022-20.03.2022
hatchlings: 7 [Ø 7.44g]
neo color: 4 maroon | 1 red | 2 yellow
breeder: Arboreal Reptiles


With this clutch we produced a repeat pairing from the year 2018(AR1801). The sire is Nereus (NE08-01) and the dam is Ersa (ER10-01). The bluish color of the male is getting more and more intense in the last years and also his male offsprings Kerberos (NL13-02) from NL13 from 2013 and AR1502-04 from AR1502 from 2015 show increasing blue. In addition AR1502-04 has numerous single black scales.

Ersa is a farm bred animal from Cyclops Mountain. Beside the typical dorsal markings her flanks are colored plane light blue. AR1801 was her first pairing and clutch. In our opinion the blue color of this female is ontogenetic. Reinforcing is the fact, that from the development of follicle until the egg deposit no change in quantity or intensity of the blue has happened.

In the beginning of September we put the male into the females cage. At the end of the month Ersa shed, a few weeks later we could witness the first copulations. At the end of October Ersa took food for the last time.

Until the end of November we could consistently observe copulations. On the 10.01.2022 the post ovulation shed took place.

The last time the female didn’t except the laying box. This time we tried a different typ of box, which the female tested during the nights but at day time she always went back to her branch.

On prenoon of 28.01.22 the drama from last time repeated itself and the female started to lay on the top branch. As soon as we recognized it, we put Ersa on the bottom of the laying box where she went on laying. Just like the last time she left the clutch after she was finished and went back to her branch.

Despite the malfunctioning breeding behavior we could again observe contractions. The female shed at the End of April and took her first prey in June.

On day 51 the nearly all neos cut their eggs. One followed the next day, the last on we decided to cut ourselfs on day 52.

The average hatch weight was 7.44g [the lightest weighed 5.65g, der heaviest 10.40g]. Most of the juveniles shed between day 12 to 14 after their hatch. One animal took unusually long, it shed after 33 days after taking food once.