Copperheads

Copperheads

Postby MIKE.D » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:50 pm

I just picked up my Copperheads this morning will post pic's later :D
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Postby Contortrix » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:44 pm

Congratulations!

One of my absolute favorites. I keep 1.3 Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix that orgin from South Carolina. Pictures of them can be seen here:

http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h315/ ... ontortrix/

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Postby MIKE.D » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:40 pm

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Postby MIKE.D » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:52 pm

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Postby Long John Silver » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:04 pm

Thank goodness for the last pic , those first two fotos looks like something resembling a Meth lab
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Postby MIKE.D » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:28 pm

Thanx LJS.

I was working with them in my son's plastic shell. So that when and if they come off the hook they not running around my house...
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Postby mania » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:49 am

Beautiful snake, those are still tops for me.
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:40 pm

LJS what do you know about how meth labs look?

Copperheads are so under rated. They are pretty to look at and so forgiving if you make a mistake or two while keeping them.

They dont always sit on a hook either so dont pick them high up off the ground without putting something under them that they can drop onto if they fall.
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Postby MIKE.D » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:59 pm

Well I going to leave the handling to a min.
They still very small so working with them is hard and I don't want to be taged by a baby because they don't care how much venom they are uesing.

By the way BV two of them are from you.
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Postby Georgen » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:24 pm

they are verry nice ;) are they contortrix laticinctus ?
here are mine http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z306/rattlergr/Agkistrodon%20genus/
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Postby MIKE.D » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:31 am

No they not the Broad-Banded Copperheads. They Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
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Postby Bushviper » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:34 am

Mike I am sorry I do not know where all my animals are out on breeding loan but it rings a bell now. I think I have had 4 females give birth this season and I think there are another 3 to go.

The venom is not too bad but will be memorable.
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Postby Contortrix » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:03 am

MIKE.D


Are you really sure they are Southern copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix) Where are they from?
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Postby MIKE.D » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:47 pm

Well that's what the guy that bred them told me. but to make sure I ask BV as 3 of the 4 that I got is from one of his Females
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Postby Bushviper » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:45 am

I give up on trying to determine sub species on Copperheads. Some have the right markings but the wrong colors and others have the right colours and marking but then they have the wrong patterns on the bellies. I assume these are A. c. "bastardii".
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