Bitis caudalis many horned and some others

Bitis caudalis many horned and some others

Postby Bitis armata » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:26 pm

Hello my name is Björn I´m from Germany my passion are dwarf Bitis and small Crotalus. I keep snakes since I´m eight years old. Since 7 years I keeping and breeding dwarf Bitis so I like to show you some animals of my collection

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I hope you enjoy the pictures


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Re: Bitis caudalis many horned and some others

Postby D@RRYL » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:55 pm

Hello and welcome, thats a beautiful collection you have there.
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Postby Bushviper » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:15 pm

Very nice snakes you have there. Have you managed to breed any of these species?
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Postby shadowfoot » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:19 pm

Excellent collection of dwarf bitis.
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Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:31 pm

Wonderful collection Björn. I can not manage to identify the first species though ?
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Postby Bitis armata » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:36 pm

I breed Bitis atropos and Bitis cornuta.
Bitis peringueyi only captive hatched
hopefully I breed Bitis caudalis next year then the male should be old enough
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Postby Bitis armata » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:38 pm

The first picture is Bitis atropos
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Postby shadowfoot » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:06 pm

What locality is that B. atropos? The ones I have seen in the Western Cape(very few) were usually black and grey in colour.
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Postby J.C » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:12 pm

Björn

Welcome to SAreptiles bud. Amazing looking snakes! LOVE your B.Atropos ,please be so kind to post photos of your B.Peringueyi.

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Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:46 pm

Thanks, thought it looked like one but those colours and the pattern threw me off completely. Beautiful !
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Postby it_bit_me » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:03 pm

That last one is very special. Not many people in SA have seen or heard about them.
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Re: Bitis caudalis many horned and some others

Postby Bitis armata » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:47 am

The Bitis atropos are captive breed from Europe but the parents should from mpumalanga thats what I know so far about the locality.

I have only bad pictures from the Baby peringueyis and one from my adults at the moment.

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I also found a picture from a nice Cape atropos (I found it nice but its always in the eye of the beholder :-) ) that one is not in my collection anymore it went to a good friend of mine.

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And thats one of my favorites. I´ve seen a few Bitis caudalis with no horns but thats the first and only with many horns I´ve ever seen. It would be interesting for me if anybody can tell me something about that of course I think its not so common.

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Postby vuduman » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:47 am

That is beautiful!I have seen a picture of B.cornuta in that colour,however the markings resembles B.caudalis in the picture.
I would imagine a hybrid between the two will look like that.Lets wait for some of the Bitis experts to comment on this one :) Splendid animal by the way!How big is it?
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Postby TrevorH » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:40 pm

Hi. No cornuta in any of your photos, pardon. As for your caudalis, that animal is from central Namibian coast where no cornuta can be found to hybridize. Tufts on caudalis have been recorded.
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:54 pm

TrevorH the pic no 3 looks like a cornuta to me.
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