ID in question

ID in question

Postby snake kid » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:43 am

Hi people

I recently bought some Egg eaters D. scabra, but of the male we are not so sure of that he is indeed scabra. Could someone please help sort this out.
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3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: ID in question

Postby Westley Price » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:45 am

That's the north-western Cape variety from Namaqualand/Bushmanland.

I think they are due to be called D. loveridgei.

Not worth breeding it to D. scabra, even though I doubt they would mate anyway.

It is probably WC too, as I've not heard of anyone breeding this locality.
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Re: ID in question

Postby snake kid » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:20 am

Ok that's interesting thanks :D . They are quite pretty, I would love a female for this boy so we can start introducing CB babies into the trade.
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: ID in question

Postby Fooble » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:50 am

Agree with Westly although not classified as yet D. loveridgei they have been long thought as differing to D.scabra.

Along with the caudalis and beetzi these are often smuggled into Durban (from the Northern Cape) and shipped off around the country.
How is this specimen doing and how long have you had it for?
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Re: ID in question

Postby snake kid » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:31 am

I have had it since December 2011, it is eating well and is nice and fat. He is about 50cm and munching 3 quail eggs every 2-3 weeks.
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: ID in question

Postby snake kid » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:36 pm

Okay so what I thought was a male just laid this.
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3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: ID in question

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:53 pm

Best locality of egg eater. Pity, the egg doesn't look good at all. Put in a lay box. Should be more on the way.
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Re: ID in question

Postby snake kid » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:11 pm

I did put the egg in a lay box and added the box to the cage, the egg does look funny yes but I am still hopping for that one and for more.
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: ID in question

Postby Durban Keeper » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:14 am

good luck!
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Re: ID in question

Postby shneaky » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:50 am

Hi there all! For those who dont know, I also have one of these, and she gave me three fertile eggs this season, but due to moisture they did not make it. She is gravid again though, and the only male i have is that of scabra... so we'll see how that goes. I have had her for 3 years and she eats like a piggy! Mr Ping still need to help me with scale clippings from her for Johan Marais :)
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Re: ID in question

Postby snake kid » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:13 pm

Okay my female eventually laid two eggs but both infertile, I still incubated them for a week and checked again and still no veins so no luck there. I would love a male so I can start a little project.
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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