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Re: Egg Eater Wanted!

Hi Jigglypuff The forum is super quiet the past couple months so you likely wont get a bite here. I suggest contacting some of the KZN guys. They often breed Eggies and simply release babies. They can apply for an export permit which will allow you to get a transport permit for the Western Cape. Pro...
by Westley Price
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:51 am
 
Forum: Indigenous fangless snakes
Topic: Egg Eater Wanted!
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Green Housie

Those lineatus are great.

Here's a crappy cellphone photo showing the extent of the striping in the Namaqualand ones. Picture in situ on a stone wall.

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by Westley Price
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Brown house snakes (Lamprophis (Boaedon) capensis)
Topic: Green Housie
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Green Housie

And here is the striped capensis. Theyre all striped from head to tail.

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by Westley Price
Sat May 27, 2017 2:23 pm
 
Forum: Brown house snakes (Lamprophis (Boaedon) capensis)
Topic: Green Housie
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Green Housie

Sorry to hijack the topic a bit Ian, but yes, I do GCol.

The following two snakes were found on the same road on the same night. The striped ones are much rarer than the typical mentalis.

Here is the typical mentalis

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by Westley Price
Sat May 27, 2017 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Brown house snakes (Lamprophis (Boaedon) capensis)
Topic: Green Housie
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Mexican (Durango Mountain) Housing King Housing

First off, beautiful snake. In general, snakes are very forgiving when it comes to cage size. I would say if you cage is 0.75-1.5 times the length of your snake, you are set. So for a 900mm snake you can have a 700-1500mm long enclosure. Your choice depends on many things like space at home, budget ...
by Westley Price
Fri May 26, 2017 5:18 pm
 
Forum: King snakes and milk snakes (Lampropeltis sp.)
Topic: Mexican (Durango Mountain) Housing King Housing
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Green Housie

Ian, do you know if anyone is working with the striped Namaqualand house snakes that are near-identical to the lineatus?
by Westley Price
Fri May 26, 2017 10:42 am
 
Forum: Brown house snakes (Lamprophis (Boaedon) capensis)
Topic: Green Housie
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Chameleons in Johannesburg?

Sorry, cant help you on where to find chams, but on why the forum is so quiet, couple of things come to mind: - Hectic spam attacks the forum had just before the collapse - Restrictions put in place to control the spammers preventing sharing on pictures - Other platforms being used more regularly - ...
by Westley Price
Mon May 22, 2017 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Exotic Lizards
Topic: Chameleons in Johannesburg?
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: SOS² Reptile Expo 2017

I know the forum is pretty dead, but how was the expo?

Did anyone take pics?
by Westley Price
Fri May 12, 2017 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Herpetological Associations, Non Profit Clubs, Events & Legalities
Topic: SOS² Reptile Expo 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Chameleons of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Great finds Nick and great photography too.

I happened to have a look at the ToPS list not too long ago and it is sad how little effort went into that document, considering these species with such limited distributions and under such pressure.

Thanx for sharing.
by Westley Price
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:58 am
 
Forum: Kwazulu Natal
Topic: Chameleons of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Opinions Required

Pity. When an egg doesnt go mouldy one always gets your hopes up.

The veins show is must he been fertile at some stage.

We it still "fresh" smelling or already funky? The veins still have a good, bright red colour.

Hard luck.
by Westley Price
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:37 am
 
Forum: Corn snakes (Pantherophis (Elaphe) guttata)
Topic: Opinions Required
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Aspidalaps lubricus

Extract from TAXONOMY, NATURAL HISTORY, AND ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICANbSHIELD COBRAS, GENUS ASPIDELAPS (SERPENTES: ELAPIDAE) by Broadley and Baldwin, 2006 To be honest, not very much in it distinguishing between cowlesi and lubricus except for colour/pattern, so having an intergrade would ...
by Westley Price
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous highly venomous snakes
Topic: Aspidalaps lubricus
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Aspidalaps lubricus

Excellent results GCol. I am going to play devil's advocate and suggest your male was a true lubricus. :smt077 The reason I say that is the some of the resulting babies seem resemble lubricus quite strongly. I suspect if the male was an intergrade, the babies wold lean a lot more towards cowlesi see...
by Westley Price
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:30 am
 
Forum: Indigenous highly venomous snakes
Topic: Aspidalaps lubricus
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: I.D. KZN

Yeah that looks like a BHS
by Westley Price
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous reptile observation and identification
Topic: I.D. KZN
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: I.D. KZN

I think it looks big coz it is being held close to the camera, while the post is in the background, further away, making the snake look very long.

Very difficult to see any distinguishing features, but the head looks like a Herald to me.
by Westley Price
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous reptile observation and identification
Topic: I.D. KZN
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Opinions Required

Okay, I would suspect it is not fertile due to the fact that is has that dark end to it, but having said that, I would not chuck it until it starts smelling, coz it might still be fertile.

Stranger things have happened.

I can see you separated it because you also thought it might be dodgy?
by Westley Price
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Corn snakes (Pantherophis (Elaphe) guttata)
Topic: Opinions Required
Replies: 6
Views: 537
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