Help! What kind of boaedon they are?

Help! What kind of boaedon they are?

Postby Neso » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:08 pm

Hello! In february I bought a couple of babys boaedon in serpentarium, supposedly they are fuliginous but I have doubts about it. I was reading a lot but now I´m more confused, I don´t know if they are maculatus, capensis or hybrids.
This is the female:
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And the male:
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Sorry for my english and thank you!
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Re: Help! What kind of boaedon they are?

Postby Kakibos » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:00 am

To me it looks like B. capensis. Gauteng and Durban has got alot of different stripes/patterns.
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Re: Help! What kind of boaedon they are?

Postby Neso » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:32 am

Yes, the pattern for me is similar to others capensis, but according to it the head is similar to maculatus:
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Any trick like re-count of scales or similar?
It´s a hard investigation!
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Re: Help! What kind of boaedon they are?

Postby Westley Price » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:20 am

Really difficult question to answer.

From what I have read, the first three pictures look like maculatus, while the rest look like capensis.
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