Heloderma horridum exasperatum (Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizards)

Re: Heloderma horridum exasperatum (Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

Postby BB Gabonica » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:34 pm

Westley Price wrote: Coral, there are a handful of guys keeping these in RSA (probably no more than 5 people). Not sure if anyone has bred, but they are certainly around.


Three horridum horridum were hatched in SA towards the end of last year.
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Re: Heloderma horridum exasperatum (Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

Postby suspectum » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:00 am

that is very intertresting , because the end of the year would mean that the eggs were laid around middle of our winter ,i stand to be corrected but i dont think this particular reptile lays eggs in winter ,To me its sounds like another case of animals been smuggled into our country but if the animals were bred here it would be nice to seesome evidence any case have a good day all , hatchling number 4 has just popped his head out the egg i gota get busy later guys
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Re: Heloderma horridum exasperatum (Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

Postby Jason&Sam » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:03 pm

Wow. Congrats suspectum. Such an achievement. Best of luck with the rest of the clutch.
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Re: Heloderma horridum exasperatum (Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:54 am

Great stuff suspectum! The hatchling looks nice and healthy.
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Re: Heloderma horridum exasperatum (Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

Postby BB Gabonica » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:20 am

The animals in question were bred at the Montecasino Bird Gardens. I was the primary caregiver for the three adults when they bred. All the decisions regarding separation of the males, hibernation, reintroduction and incubation were made in conjunction with my curator at the time.The first of 9 eggs was laid on the 5th of March. Only four of those proved to be fertile and one was lost halfway through incubation. Pipping began on the 31st of August. Pictures to follow.
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