Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

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Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Copperbob » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:05 pm

My newest acquisition. I got this little fellow recently and thought I may have feeding problems. It did not like the tub, so I moved it into a more open air cage and it ate a little pink today like an animal. It didnt even flick its tongue, it just bit and swallowed in less then 5mins.
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The setup. My experience with dwarf bitis is rather limited, so any constructive criticism is welcome :D
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Matt Robinson » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:11 pm

Thats good to hear that it ate copperbob. The colours are amazing on this little guy.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Fooble » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:20 pm

Very Cool , what locality is the snake/parents from?
An length sorry i cant quite judge it.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Wvipera » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:45 pm

great snake - congrats on it eating a pink!
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Copperbob » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:19 pm

Thanks
He is form creat and Critt and is about 15cm long.
I think locality is Mpumalanga/Limpopo
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Alan Hyde » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:29 am

That's an absolute beauty you have there Bob, hope all goes well :D
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Rob » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:45 am

I like the colour substrate you chose Bob, nice one. He looks very nice in there.
I dont see a problem with your cage.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby gaboon69 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:50 am

I like him. Im amazed that the little man took a whole pink. He seems in great condition.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Copperbob » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:09 am

Cant believe I forgot to thank Rob for getting this little guy on pinks and getting him such good condition. Thanks a bunch Rob and thanks for the kind comments guys.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Wolf777 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:06 am

Very pretty snake, just gotta love them dwarf Bitis.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby MrG » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:45 pm

Beautiful.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby shamroth » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:38 pm

Stunning little guy. Are the horns from creatures and critters normally that colour? Most of the others I've seen from them have seemed to be more grey. Cant wait till I get some of these in my collection.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby justinvBreda » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:01 pm

That is one amazing snake you got there CB!! I am turning green with envy while looking at these pics!!
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Archie Bottoms » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:20 am

CopperBob that cage just will not work the only way to fix it is to send me that poor snake express today.No really nice snake something I would love to have, the cage looks nice and has great ventilation.Good luck with that Atomic Worm very pritty.
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Re: Atomic worm [Bitis caudalis]

Postby Copperbob » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:31 am

Thanks guys.
@shamroth From what Ive been heard they have two different colour variations. They did say they will have more in December, so now you know what to ask for for christmas :D
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