Xmass a bit early [B. cornuta babies]

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Postby phobos » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:22 pm

Bushviper wrote:Nice babies. I assume you are pleased as punch about this.


Yes, considering my female B. caudalis ate the last two males she was with.... Total cost in $1500...she has expensive dining habits.
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Postby armata » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:28 pm

Beat me to it BV, yes they have tendency toward cannabilism, perhaps not as pronounced as caudalis but babies should be separated.
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:53 am

I can swop you some male B. caudalis for some of these babies :)
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Postby Bushbaby » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:39 am

Very nice. They are so cute!

Could I ask you a favour though. Could you resize your photos before posting them please :)
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:57 pm

Very well done mate. I look forward to hearing the progress on feeding and such.
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Postby phobos » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:08 pm

Two out of the Ten I tried to feed took f/t pinks right off :smt041

Enjoying his plant
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I have a picture of it's mother like this, what a cutie :)
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Postby dave » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:08 pm

very nice :cool: :cool:
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Postby phobos » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:33 pm

I got 2 of the 10 I tried to feed last night to eat small f/t pinks...already.
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Postby Bushviper » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:07 am

Damn you are lucky. F/T straight away!!!!

Hope the others follow suit.
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Postby Rob » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:52 pm

AL - Any luck yet with the other 8 babies?
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Postby mania » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:13 pm

Wow congrats. Those babies are awesome. Are you keeping any babies?
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Postby phobos » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:27 pm

Rob wrote:AL - Any luck yet with the other 8 babies?


Was away on business but will try to get them all to feed again tonight. I'm not working with anything tonight that I don't have A/V on hand. The weather is bad (Ice/snow) and no flying in serum if needed. Yikes!!
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Postby Bushviper » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:20 am

Phobos there is no AV for this species in any case. Getting to the hospital might be a problem in that weather but there is not too much they can do besides pain relief and watching for allergic reactions.
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Postby phobos » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:07 pm

Yes, I know that. B. cornuta is just one of many species I keep with this same exact problem. However, that said, although SAVP Polyvalent is not specific there may be some cross reactivity but that's an unknown area. I've been after some of the venom research labs to actually quantify exactly what serums cross react with what species. For instance, is is said that Echis A/V also works well for Atheris but no one has tried this in the lab to see but it's used for bites with some good results here in the US. The only labs willing to do this sort of important work are Military labs. I have one paper from a DOD lab with tests the ability of SAVP Poly against the venom of Boulengerina. It works very well against B. annulata but just is OK against B. christyi, this paved the way for me to add them to my collection.

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Postby phobos » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:07 pm

Yes, I know that. B. cornuta is just one of many species I keep with this same exact problem. However, that said, although SAVP Polyvalent is not specific there may be some cross reactivity but that's an unknown area. I've been after some of the venom research labs to actually quantify exactly what serums cross react with what species. For instance, is is said that Echis A/V also works well for Atheris but no one has tried this in the lab to see but it's used for bites with some good results here in the US. The only labs willing to do this sort of important work are Military labs. I have one paper from a DOD lab with tests the ability of SAVP Poly against the venom of Boulengerina. It works very well against B. annulata but just is OK against B. christyi, this paved the way for me to add them to my collection.

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