2012 Cimbaby x Arfak Clutch
For the 2011/12 breeding season we decided to try breeding the Burke Blue Arfak with Cimbaby (Eddie Aste Cimber x Blue Streak). We were successful in producing 16 neonates.
Burke Blue Arfak Female
Cimbaby (EA06013vi) Male
Female shed October 13, 2011
Cimbaby introduced, courtship observed October 14, 2011
Copulation observed November 18, 2011
Female refused food December 30, 2011
Swelling observed January 11, 2012
Prelay shed February 10, 2012
February 24, 2012 twenty-one fertile eggs, no slugs laid. 320g clutch mass, 15.3g average egg mass. Unfortunately 3 were outside the beehive and subsequently perished.
Clutch began hatching April 13, 2012. Two full term dead neonates, leaving 16 healthy hatchlings.
JEMS1233 $1,650 shipped