Not that common Eggeater

Postby armata » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:17 pm

And there was this of course from Uniondale

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Postby drummer » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:31 pm

the one! beats all the others
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:11 pm

Forgot about that one. He has been around for a number of years now but has not been bred successfully as far as I am aware.
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Postby Mongoose » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:02 pm

Is he in a bottle yet? Or still in the freezer?
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:11 pm

Mongoose do you realise you are erythistic and with your red hair would be considered a colour morph like a blood red corn. Be careful you do not end up as a specimen in someones collection.
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Postby Mongoose » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:32 pm

Haha yes I do realise. Sadly though the atropos died.
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Postby boing » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:04 am

As far as I am aware he is now in the collection run by Bill Branch here at the PE Museum.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Bushbaby » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:57 am

Just to add to BV's original post... we've entered this guy into our breeding project for next year. :)

Meet Alfie... named after his sexy (chuckle) bald... hee hee founder :-)

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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Mitton » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:12 am

Nice, that is one amazig looking eggie. Nice one Alfie!!
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:24 am

Wow. Can you tall us a bit about Alfie. CB or WC? very unusual indeed...
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:16 am

Egg eaters are found patternless in the Sasolburg area. These look just like D. inornata but are D. scabra.

I have found one which had the markings on the back fused into a stripe but he escaped and was eaten by a Green Iguana! I will look for that photo.

This faded pattern is very unusual and it is the first time I have seen one like this. It reminds me of the patternless Burmese pythons. We will have to wait and see if this is genetic and can be produced again.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Bushbaby » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:53 am

As a comparison, here's some of the other specimens found in the same area.

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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Buck Rogers » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:57 pm

Nice find Alfie, it looks even prettier in the photos :D
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Q Ball » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:20 pm

So many compliments, thanx guys.

Yes BB he is very pretty. all the best for breeding him next year.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Rishaad » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:35 am

Damn BV, I am looking for an egg eater so badly and nobody seems to have one for sale and there you go using them as feed, How bout selling me one!!
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