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Tracey Miller/Barker purchased a wild-caught female in 1989 which was gravid. The female was long and lean making the developing eggs very apparent. The female layed 20 eggs and they were incubated in a homemade incubator at approximately 87 F – 88 F. The eggs hatched in 71 days resulting in 19 hatchlings and one stillborn. This marked the first successful incubation for Morelia boeleni in the United States.

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A photo of the first captive hatched Boelen’s Python in the United States. Photo by Miller/Kahl 1989.

     

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