Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

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

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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby Bushviper » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:07 pm

It is not that expensive to come and see where these snakes occur naturally. At the right time of the year and in the right area you can see the Psammophis, Telescopus, Crotophopeltis and Dipsadaboa all in one day. We have members on this forum who run game lodges that specialise in reptile field trips so dont think it can never happen.
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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby MartinHabecker » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:24 am

Well my little Herald snake finally laid her first clutch of 9 fantastic looking eggs. Very excited about hatching these out here in the states.
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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby Mitton » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:05 am

Congrats, keep us updated.
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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby Bushviper » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:38 pm

Those babies are going to be tiny. Best of luck with them. Your female should double clutch too so keep her away from the male if you dont want that to happen.
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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby MartinHabecker » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:59 pm

Thanks for the info Bushviper. I raised my female from a hatchling, had to split pinkies with a scalpel so that she could eat them. Anyone have an idea on incubating temps? I can't find much info on them related to hatching. I assume typical colubrid temps would suffice, somewhere between 26 and 29 celsius. Any more specific help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby kfc223 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:21 am

28°c would be ideal.
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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby MartinHabecker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:10 am

Thank you very much
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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby Eyelash » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:37 am

Well done Martin ! It's great to see someone in the states working with the less popular/know species.

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Re: Psammophiidae and some other lovely Colubrids

Postby MartinHabecker » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:16 pm

I specialize in African colubrids, and it is my greatest hope to get them well established here in the US hobby. In particular I would love to see alot more Psammophiidae in the hobby here. Just difficult to acquire them here. Most of the Psammophis I have are singles that were randomly brought in with other shipments.
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