Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

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Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Fooble » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:44 pm

Does anyone of the longest recorded Aparallactus capensis size is?
I've read from between 400mm-430mm.

Got a large one today which made me question the actual record size?
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Sico » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:05 pm

Pics or it never happened!
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Fooble » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:30 pm

Sico i was inquiring about one ;)

I have a sizeable specimen here just wanting to know if it's worth brining out the tape for it.
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby rolandslf » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:29 am

Hey T, put us out of our misery.
Take out the tape, measure it, take a pic or two and show us. :lol:
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby bubblesharp » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:46 am

rolandslf wrote:Hey T, put us out of our misery.
Take out the tape, measure it, take a pic or two and show us. :lol:



I AGREE!!!! I have been checking in 3-4 times a day to see what size you found Fooble
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Kev » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:23 pm

I'll second that!
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby it_bit_me » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:33 pm

Broadley's book says 410mm.
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Fooble » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:26 pm

Thanks Uwe.

The TL is 435mm SVL is 350mm.
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby rolandslf » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:35 pm

Where is the pic Tyron.
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Fooble » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:50 pm

Waiting for someone to help me out at home.

Taking a picture of a straight Centipede eater is near impossible , wait it is in fact impossible.
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby it_bit_me » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:09 pm

Tubing it is also a mission impossible. Have you thought about a photostat.

Broadley says 335+75
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Scavenger » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:18 pm

Dude keen to check this Aparallactus maybe tonight we can photograph?
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Fooble » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:25 pm

Good idea about the tubing Uwe, except i don't have any thin enough tubes.

Sam ill bring it around you can give me a hand getting a decent measure.
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby monopeltis » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:31 am

Put it in formalin for a couple minutes, i heard mongoose can assist. It will stay still for a little bit.
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Re: Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis) Longest found?

Postby Wolf777 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:46 am

Dude post pics, we want to see it lol! It sounds like a monster.
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