Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

South African snakes with venoms that are not considered to be medically important.

View gallery

Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Amphibian » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:00 pm

I had these little liquorice sticks hatch out on Friday.

Image
"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic.
We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity" – Dale Carnegie
User avatar
Amphibian
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 449
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:10 pm
Location: KZN

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Fooble » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:02 pm

That's amazing! Well Done man! What size did they come out at? Stunning!
Organized crime comes in more forms than one.
User avatar
Fooble
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:32 am
Location: Umhlanga, Durban - KZN

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:13 pm

Great stuff!

One of our most beautiful and underrated local species.

I hope your success motivates others to try their hands at this species and other Elapsoidea species for that matter.

Congrats with the hatchlings.
"I am dying by inches from not having anybody to talk to about insects." - Charles Darwin
User avatar
Westley Price
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 4015
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:25 am
Location: South Africa

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Serpent » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:28 pm

Nice going Amphibian!
User avatar
Serpent
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 355
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:07 pm
Location: Pietermaritzburg

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Jason&Sam » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:25 pm

Congrats. Those look really cool.
User avatar
Jason&Sam
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 215
Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:36 am
Location: Durban North, Durban

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby RJG » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:47 pm

Wow. Those look great. What are you going to feed them?
...
RJG
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:17 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Blake » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:07 pm

Very very nice snakes
User avatar
Blake
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 225
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:25 pm
Location: Benoni

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Mr Venom » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:36 pm

Amazing stuff! First time of me hearing of CB ones.
1.1.0 B.C. Imperator
User avatar
Mr Venom
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 634
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:34 pm
Location: Roodepoort

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby froot » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:42 am

That is excellent well done!
Please keep us updated on husbandry tips and tricks.

I hope they go to good homes and breed again - in this country.
We salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who remove themselves from it.
Of necessity, this honor is generally bestowed posthumously. - www.darwinawards.com
User avatar
froot
Founder Member
 
Posts: 6901
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:19 am
Location: Joburg, South Africa

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Eyelash » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:28 am

Another congrats is def. in order ! Well done Chris !

These are very high on my wanted list and I'm sure on many other keepers lists too. ;)

Regards
Louis.
Louis Jacobsz
072 7992588
http://www.clickapet.co.za (coming soon)
https://www.facebook.com/LJAfricanCaptiveBreds
User avatar
Eyelash
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1532
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Elapsoidea boulengeri clutch

Postby Amphibian » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:22 pm

@Fooble im not sure at the exact size of these little guys. Id guess about 200mm TL.
They are super difficult to manage for photos and the like, guilty of that stereotypical defensive display you see in most of our local fossorial species like Lycophidion, Atractaspis and Gonionotophis /Mehelya.
Flattening there entire bodies and flicking in and out of closed loops constantly hiding their heads. Then every so often thrashing out wildly with a bite.
E.boulengeri are different to the other Elapsoidea species I keep, being short squat animals, more aggressive and by far the best feeders as juveniles. only inhibited by their size but soon as they are big enough they will take pinks greedily.
"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic.
We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity" – Dale Carnegie
User avatar
Amphibian
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 449
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:10 pm
Location: KZN


Return to Indigenous mildly venomous snakes

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron