Postnatal ecdysis data

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Postnatal ecdysis data

Postby AKM » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:15 pm

I'm looking for all and any keepers/breeders with data on when their snake litters first shed from any species of snake, but particularly Bitis spp.

So if anyone has these data, please get in touch with me ASAP.

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Re: Postnatal ecdysis data

Postby mania » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:42 pm


I never had a litter as such but I got a pair of Bitis rhinocerous from a family friend the day they were born on the 05/03/2015. The female had her very first shed yesterday 08/02/2016 and the male has gone dull looking as if he will shed. They never gave me any other shedding that I was use to as with corns within the first week or so of hatching. They feed every second week and defecate at least once a month.

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