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Hi! My humble collection

Postby Waz » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:22 pm

Hi guys

I've been doing alot of reading of this forum so I thought I'd introduce myself and my freinds!

Bruce (JCP) and Shiela (hazard a guess as to sub-species, havn't a clue)
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Sheila
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Max - Male Dumeril's
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Sonia - Female Dumeril's
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Hope you like the pics.
Thanks for a great forum - your posts on the forum recently helped me get rid of a hectic mite infestation with very little hassle ;-)
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby 10gbooj » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:13 pm

Hey Man those are very nice. I especially like the colouring on Max; he's quite light. Thanks for posting :)
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby cornell » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:47 pm

Fantastic! You've got some great animals there...
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby lowflyingdaisy » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:40 pm

Wow, you have a couple of beautiful snakes. Very nice photo's too, those close ups of Max and Sonia are amazing!
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby Mitton » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:21 am

Great looking snakes, Bruce is a really pretty Carpet.
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby Waz » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:54 am

Thanks guys.

Anyone got an idea about Sheila's sub-species? Can't wait to see how she turns out. She looks just like the coastal hatchlings I've seen but she's still really small... and she's also got some lateral pattern distortion - in the form of a stipe on either side - which may indicate inter-breeding of some sort..?

@1ogbooj - Max is only 8 mnths old, so unfortunately he'll probably start getting darker soon... we'll see.
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby Carpetpythons » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:58 am

Coastal with maybe a little diamond blood in it.
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby Westley Price » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:48 am

Hi Waz

Great collection there. The carpets are both amazing irrespective of subspecies.

One bit of constructive criticism. In the future, consider feeding them in a seperate plastic tub. I've VERY OFTEN seen snakes fed on shavings getting a mouth infection from a single shaving getting stuck in their mouth.

Rather safe than sorry.
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby Waz » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:49 pm

Hey westley I hear you - thanks man. I'm trying the shavings only on the warm side as its gotten pretty chilly in Centurion of late. They seem to dig it. The problem though is that Sheila - the one chowing on the shavings - was a problem feeder for 3 months and was days away from starving. After a forced meal she decided to make a pro-active effort towards staying alive :) I'm hesitant to disturb her before feeding and that pic was only her second meal. ANYWAY - so seeing as Im real proud of my first attempt at building a respectable display case syle unit, I thought I'd show it off...
Bruce and Sheilas house
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Hoping to occupy the top left enclosure with sum Tang Hondurans and keeping the bottom one for Sonia...
No, thats not my bed in the pic...
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby Mitton » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:23 am

Cage is looking great, Carpets always look really nice in a display cage. Do you 2 still bite a lot?

Is the Dumerils boas in the middle 2 cages
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Re: Hi! My humble collection

Postby Waz » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:28 pm

Only bitten once by Bruce - at the expo while I was trying to get the cash out o' my wallet..!

I've heard countless times that carpets are nippy and easily tempted to bite (esp when they're young), and while this is true, I find that with gentle handling they calm down really quick. I've had more aggressive Corns than these two.

Jip, Dums in the middle for now. In time I can move one downstairs and take out the divider in the middle cage. Enclosures look boring as that pic was taken while cage acc were being treated for mites..
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