Horn Adder Color & Pattern Variations

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Horn Adder Color & Pattern Variations

Postby phobos » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:52 am

There are so many variations in Caldalis colors and patterns it's hard to keep track of them all. Anyone know where this local population might be from?

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Hello Al

Postby Horned Adder » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:33 am

Now I have also found the way to that great forum........... :cool:

In the meantime I have had, or have worked with so many different Bitis caudalis localities, that I can say with about 90% guarantee, it is a Namibian morph - but don't ask for the localitiy or area..... :roll: :-P

It is soo difficult, because caudalis are extremely widespread and amazingly variabel, even cornutas are easier to track down then caudalis are.....and also cornuta's are prety variabel.

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some of my animals.....

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Postby feri » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:01 pm

welcome Horned adder,

thats some gr8 stuff u have there
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Postby Kouthia » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:30 pm

Hi Marco,

Enjoy!
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@ all

Postby Horned Adder » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:44 pm

hi Folks

Many thanks it's nice to be here.............it's a great place here :cool:

Introduction of some more snakes....enjoy :-P

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one of my 6 CB'2005 caudalis:

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CB'2001 B. cornuta from Lüderitz Namibia

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another CB'05 B_caudalis

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a Bitis xeropaga CB'2001

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and last but not least one of my 6 CB'2005 Bitis peringueyi

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Postby phobos » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:52 pm

Hi Marcos :-)

Fantastic website Huh?

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Postby froot » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:54 pm

Excellent bitis there, thanks for sharing ;)
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Postby Bushviper » Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:06 pm

I would say the locality is also probably Namibia and possibly near the coast somewhere. It is strange that there are so many Namibian specimens in overseas collection because export from Namibia is almost impossible.

This species has the largest colour and pattern variation I have seen in any local reptile. Possibly the rhombic eggeater comes a close second. I wonder if mimicry extends to these two species or not?
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Postby Rob » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:09 pm

Hi Horned Adder. Is the second pic you posted a Schneideri? If so what do yours feed on?
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Postby werner » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:22 am

Hi Horned Adder, welcome to the forum. BTW very nice collection.
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