Today was day 67 of incubation of Xiu’s remaining two eggs, and as they were a week+ overdue I decided to cut them.
The first never developed anything. The second had what looked to be a (hypo?) tangerine neonate, but it was severely deformed.
I’m thrilled that something happened with this clutch, but man am I bummed about this guy. He would have been an awesome looking snake with that aberrant patterning, that’s for sure. I’ve posted on fauna to try and figure out what went wrong (was it the antibiotics? The stress? Fluctuations in temp and humidity during incubation? Genetics?), and the little guy is in the freezer.