Namaqualand snakes

Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby armata » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:05 pm

I had an 85cm coral snake at Goegap a few years back and I have heard records of larger ones from the area, inc yours.

I was not aware of anyone doing research on the dwarf adders upe there; Northern Cape Nature Conservation usually let me know. I am also working on temp and activity cycles on B.armata and B.rubida, so it could be of mutual interest.
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby michael » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:47 pm

Hi Armata

This was back in 2001 so im not sure if you were already busy with your research then. I will try track the guys contact details for you.
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby BushSnake » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:40 pm

Great post! Not my home... but I still miss it. The H.signatus signatus we found in typical H.s.signatus habitat varied quite a bit so I don't think these would be the 2 subspecies, but I'm not a specialist either.

I was not aware of anyone doing research on the dwarf adders upe there

Tony, surely you know Bryan Maritz who is working with B.schneideri at the moment?

Westley... still up for October? ;)
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:36 am

I'm definitely still up for a trip home.

As long as you don't go and freeze or pickle everything ;)
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby armata » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:29 pm

Yes Andre I know of Bryan's work, hope to join him on site sometime this coming summer.
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby BushSnake » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:26 pm

I only freeze roadkills and pickle specific requests for the scientists ;) All I want is a wide angle shot of a black spitter in Goegap ... and a week away from Gansters Paradise!

I'll try and get last year's permit renewed soon. Lets see if the 250 records we collected can get me in NatCons good books :)
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:11 pm

Hi Michael. I know its been a while since you sent these pics-Fantastic! I used to work in Keetmanshoop and have 2 N.n.woodi on permit.
Both are females! I am doing breeding data collection and am looking for an adult male.Any ideas on who to contact about this-maybe even just to borrow for the breeding season?
Are all the mole snakes black in that locality?
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby michael » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:40 am

Hi Allen
The mole snakes had a bit of variability in their colour up there. Black specimens were common in certain localities. As far as N.woodi on permit is concerned I unfortunately don’t know of anyone currently who has any males. I spoke to a friend this morning after seeing your post and it turns out his is a female too. I really hope you come right with breeding your girls, they are such nice cobras! If any legal males surface I will let you know.
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:23 pm

Great! Thankyou.AGL.
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Re: Namaqualand snakes

Postby Serpent » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:52 pm

Wow some great finds there Michael and of course some awesome pics!
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