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Bitis cornuta success

Postby Rob » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:07 pm

As some of you know, for the past couple of years Ive poured all my time and effort exclusively into the dwarf Bitis group and this morning I woke up to the first fruits of my efforts, 8 healthy baby Many Horned Adders (Bitis cornuta)
Ive had the female for over a year now and the male around 2 years. Ive kept them together since I got her and witnessed countless matings. I only put animals together if they come from the same general region, these 2 are from areas 70kms apart which is close enough.

Here is a pic of dad, he really is a beautiful animal.

Mom, much bolder than he is.

Babies, excuse the poor pics, I was in a hurry to get somewhere. Ill put up better ones at a later stage.

And this stillborn, notice he is deformed and completely striped from head to tail. Wouldve been bitchin if this one had made it out alive.
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Postby levi_20 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:12 pm

Wow! These are amazing!
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Postby marc bt » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:13 pm

Nice one man! Huge congrats, i'm really jealous dude.
I really love the bitis species and just looking at these pics makes me miss my caudalis.
Good luck with the babies.
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Postby ClintonT » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:02 pm

Congratulations Rob. Really nice going. A real pity about the stillborn, I agree with you, it would have made an awesome specimen.
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Postby Fooble » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:07 pm

Looking at that still born again that would have been a winner. What is the occurrence of striped animals like that?
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Postby jka » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:08 pm

Congrats again. Bummer about the stripped one.

The parents look real nice good luck with them and may you have alot more success.
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Postby Nivea » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:56 pm

Congrats Rob, good luck with the babies. I am sure that you will have a lot more success in the future.
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Postby scales4life » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:42 pm

Congrats Rob! It is always good to see someones devotion getting paid off! That striped fellow would have been a real gem if he made it.
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Postby froot » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:58 pm

Congrats Rob you did it!
The dad is very pretty. Good luck with getting them established.
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Postby justinvBreda » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:17 pm

Well done Rob!! They are so beautiful!! if you keen on trading or selling your little gems please put me up for a pair!!
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Postby ryanvinnroyal » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:26 am

Wow thats awsome Rob, congrats....
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Postby rolandslf » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:53 am

Well Done Rob. Pity about the striped specimen.
How many times has it been that the one keeper in a clutch is always SB or DIE.
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Postby Snakes4Africa » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:00 am

Nice Rob. Awesome little babies
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Postby Superciliaris » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:34 am

Hi Rob , They all look like their mother ? is this true ? , In all my clutches this season , the babys have looked like one of the parents and not a combination of the two , but in my case they mirrored their fathers genes not the mothers , to me this is interesting ! Any one else experience this or care to comment?
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:50 am

Congrats again Rob, The photos of the parents are beautiful, but I must say I have seen them in person and the photo doesn't do the male any justice.
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