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Some Aspidelape pics

Postby GCol » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:01 pm

A cowlesi hatchling from beginning of the year.
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A lubricus female I got earlier this year. One mean tempered little firework this one haha.
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Postby Jake's snakes » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:01 pm

Wow those are some gorgeous animals you have there. Almost remind me of long nose snakes.
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:15 pm

I hope you have mates for these. They are so nice to keep.
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Postby Ruan Stander » Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:34 pm

Very nice ! They are some of my favourite indigenous elapids.
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Postby GCol » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:53 am

Thanks guys, they are one of my favourites as well.

The cowlesi is one I hatched out earlier this year. It was a holdback. I do have a male Cape coral for the female pictured, just have to wait until they old enough.
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Postby Westley Price » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:21 am

Great little snakes!

Does anyone know why infuscatus ssp. is now invalid grouped with cowlesi? To me they just look so much different that I cannot imagine that they are the same subspecies.

If I had limited knowledge of their taxonomy and someone showed me pictures of cowlesi and infuscatus, I would say that they are same genus, different species.
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Postby Fooble » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:24 am

Stunning looking snakes man.

I must share some pics of the offspring i got from you.
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Postby GCol » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:41 pm

Hey Fooble thanks men. Ja you must, I am keen to see how they turning out. This is the only one I ended up keeping and he looks just like his parents.

Westley I am not sure why, they do look very different. Now I must get some Shieldnose :)
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