cb herald snake

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Re: cb herald snake

Postby rolandslf » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:35 am

I am lucky in that I live in Durban South Africa so I have not used any incubation.
The eggs are on a layer of Vermiculite in a 2ltr. ice cream tub and are subject to natural temperatures and humidity.

Incidentally, I checked on the eggs again yesterday and I reckon they have swollen to about twice the size they were when laid.

@ Nexus, if you don't object, I will post the two pics. Just after laying and at 38 days for comparison.
This will be done tomorrow morning.
Did you use normal scenting methods to get yours to feed on pinks?
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Re: cb herald snake

Postby Nexus » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:26 pm

cool. It is always a pleasure to see such pics.
I started with a light variant of force-feeding. Now I put a little piece into the mouth when opened. Works fine and the snake starts eating without any problem.

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Re: cb herald snake

Postby rolandslf » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:06 am

I decided to post the pics in a seperate thread.
My big challenge will be to get the hatchlings on pinks as I do not believe in force feeding.
Scenting would be my preferred method.
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Re: cb herald snake

Postby Nexus » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:15 pm

I do not believe in force feeding


This is why I said : a light variant
I will describe it: You use scented or unscented mice. You do not open the mouth, but take the hatchling carefully.
If you take the mice to mouth, the snake will bite and eat.

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Re: cb herald snake

Postby rolandslf » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:30 pm

Thanks Fabian, I will try your method when the time comes.
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Re: cb herald snake

Postby gunthereye » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:10 am

I thought that little sucker looked awful familiar!

My male is Black with zero speckles, and the female is green with a ton of speckles, and all babies have been heavily speckled.


I need to get rid of a few projects and move these front row-center so I can focus.

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Re: cb herald snake

Postby rolandslf » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:41 am

I am waiting for the day when an Albino Herald pops up in the mix.
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Re: cb herald snake

Postby gunthereye » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:04 am

I will post a pic of the little albino Herald just as soon as I get one to hatch. I has been willing it to happen every clutch thus far,, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.
I will have better chances when I breed siblings together, which I suppose might be the end of next year.



And No I am not working with animals that are known hets, Im just pouring on the wishful thinking THICK. :D


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Re: cb herald snake

Postby rolandslf » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:06 am

I have recently heard of a WC Albino Herald, so they do occur.
I am just like you relying on luck and Murphy for one to hatch.
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Re: cb herald snake

Postby Nexus » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:37 pm

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This is my red lip herald. WC SA
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Re: cb herald snake

Postby Nexus » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:34 pm

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Re: cb herald snake

Postby lucaspolan » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:16 pm

Yeah its beautiful snake, just like my friend have.


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Re: cb herald snake

Postby Nexus » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:51 pm

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A west african specimen, nearly black
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Re: cb herald snake

Postby Bushviper » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:10 pm

Wow that is really dark. Our babies all have speckling on them when they are that size.
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Re: cb herald snake

Postby Nexus » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:28 pm

More like this?

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I have a male and and a female. The parents have noch speckles or other marks.
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