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Re: An ID for the experts. Quiz!

For interests sake this female was observed laying eggs prior to me catch her a day later. It took 7 hours for her to complete the nest.

This female and her male live on old rotting logs for the past year.
by Chameleon Company
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:05 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: An ID for the experts. Quiz!
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: An ID for the experts. Quiz!

Good day Westley. I am stuck between A. Atra and A. Aculeata distanti. I got a rough idea after painfully looking at these pics for a day. So decided to post them up on the forum and see what others think. I would personally go with A. Atra for numerous reasons. Everybody loves an ID challenge!
by Chameleon Company
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:31 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: An ID for the experts. Quiz!
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Philothamnus hoplogaster

@ Mehelya. If you are not sure about the dates then give a rough estimate of year and month but it will not throw up an error, I have seen a number of records without the day or month and only years. Sounds good, good luck!
by Chameleon Company
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous fangless snakes
Topic: Philothamnus hoplogaster
Replies: 23
Views: 4291

An ID for the experts. Quiz!

Good day all. Here is a quiz for the ID guys. Hints: 1 - Found in Sasolburg, Free State north. 2 - Can only be either of two agama species. 3 - The black colour is due to stress, BUT may also be natural colouration ;) 4 - The shedding makes it more difficult ;) http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad1...
by Chameleon Company
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: An ID for the experts. Quiz!
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Philothamnus hoplogaster

Mehelya thanks for uploading the pic to ReptileMAP! Perfect!
by Chameleon Company
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous fangless snakes
Topic: Philothamnus hoplogaster
Replies: 23
Views: 4291

Re: Philothamnus hoplogaster

http://sarca.adu.org.za/

that's ReptileMAP, you will need to register and the uploading process is very easy and is explained on the site. The series of photos you have in this post are very good for identification purposes as most of the Philothamnus records we battle with.
by Chameleon Company
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous fangless snakes
Topic: Philothamnus hoplogaster
Replies: 23
Views: 4291

Re: Philothamnus hoplogaster

@ Mehelya.

Please post these series of pics on ADU (ReptileMAP), most Philothamnus records are unidentifiable.
by Chameleon Company
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:23 am
 
Forum: Indigenous fangless snakes
Topic: Philothamnus hoplogaster
Replies: 23
Views: 4291

Re: Tap feeding for falsies

Pavlov's dog.... Try ringing a bell and watch them drool :lol:

Classical conditioning at its best!
by Chameleon Company
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Exotic mildly venomous snakes
Topic: Tap feeding for falsies
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Philothamnus hoplogaster

Nice! Beautiful species.

Philothamnus is a genus I would love to keep in my collection but captive species are literally non existent.
by Chameleon Company
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous fangless snakes
Topic: Philothamnus hoplogaster
Replies: 23
Views: 4291

Re: First Call of the Season (Causus rhombeatus)

Sorry Mehelya the f/t confused me I thought you were referring to the size of the mouse.

Indeed some species are very opportunistic feeders and the Herald Snake is a very good example of this in suburban gardens.
by Chameleon Company
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:07 am
 
Forum: Indigenous mildly venomous snakes
Topic: First Call of the Season (Causus rhombeatus)
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: First Call of the Season (Causus rhombeatus)

I have seen night adders take rodents before, well actually a number of species that generally take amphibians such as Herald's, water snakes etc.... A number of Rinkhals I caught in the past have regurgitated adult toad legs! This poses the question of species being able to detach limbs from bigger...
by Chameleon Company
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:14 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous mildly venomous snakes
Topic: First Call of the Season (Causus rhombeatus)
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Snake ID

Wear goggles are glasses when handling these, they spit without warning and only need to open their mouths slightly to spit.

Nice find.
by Chameleon Company
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:06 am
 
Forum: Cobras (Naja sp.)
Topic: Snake ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: please help with id

From the range and the physical appearance of the Baboon Spiders I would say this species is Harpactira hamiltoni
by Chameleon Company
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Invertebrates
Topic: please help with id
Replies: 18
Views: 2898

Re: Catch and Release

I think there are a few guys that service Hartebeespoort.

Alternatively call your Nature Conservation authority and ask them if they could issue you a permit. Are you a member of a herpetological association?
by Chameleon Company
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Catch and Release
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Catch and Release

Good day all. This beast of a BHS was a call out on a catch and release earlier this year on a construction site. In total 4 BHS's were caught and all have been released roughly 2km away in an undisturbed veld that joins a botanical garden, West Rand, JHB. http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad122/Pa...
by Chameleon Company
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Catch and Release
Replies: 4
Views: 1041
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