Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

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Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby ObscureSnake » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:54 am

Hello,

My name is Thomas, and I live in the southwestern corner of Missouri in the USA. I've been keeping reptiles for several years. My current collection includes a 0.1.0 Ball Python, 0.0.1 Children's Python, 2.2.0 Crested Geckos, 1.0.0 Western Banded Gecko, and 0.0.2 Chacoan Horned Frogs. I joined the site here to learn more about the reptiles of southern Africa, especially the captive care of some of the more obscure indigenous snake species (hence the username).

Cheers,

Thomas
Species Currently Kept:
Ball Python (Python regius)
Children's/Spotted Python (Antaresia childreni X maculosa)
Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)
Forest Girdled Lizard (Cordylus tropidosternum)
Crested Geckos (Correlophus ciliatus)
Schneider's Skinks (Eumeces schneideri)
Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum)
Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula)
Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
White's Tree Frogs (Litoria caerulea)
Chacoan Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby reptile » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:16 am

Hallo!!
And welcome to the forum! i'm shure you will learn allot! How bout posting pictures of your collection?
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby Mitton » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:02 am

Welcome Thomas, hope you enjoy your time here.
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby scalybunni » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:20 am

Welcome to the forum Thomas! I am sure that you will learn a lot here. :)
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby ObscureSnake » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:21 am

reptile wrote:How bout posting pictures of your collection?


I've been trying to, but I keep getting an internal server error message. I'm trying to figure out what the problem is.

Thanks for the welcomes, everyone!

Thomas
Species Currently Kept:
Ball Python (Python regius)
Children's/Spotted Python (Antaresia childreni X maculosa)
Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)
Forest Girdled Lizard (Cordylus tropidosternum)
Crested Geckos (Correlophus ciliatus)
Schneider's Skinks (Eumeces schneideri)
Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum)
Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula)
Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
White's Tree Frogs (Litoria caerulea)
Chacoan Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby ObscureSnake » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:33 am

I figured it out! Here are a few of my reptiles:

Granite Children's Python
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Phantom Pinstripe Crested Gecko
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Yellow Flame (male; left) & Extreme Harlequin Dalmatian (female; right) Crested Geckos
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Species Currently Kept:
Ball Python (Python regius)
Children's/Spotted Python (Antaresia childreni X maculosa)
Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)
Forest Girdled Lizard (Cordylus tropidosternum)
Crested Geckos (Correlophus ciliatus)
Schneider's Skinks (Eumeces schneideri)
Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum)
Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula)
Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
White's Tree Frogs (Litoria caerulea)
Chacoan Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby scalybunni » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:06 am

Those are lovely!
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby Sico » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:46 am

Very nice crested geckos, thanks for the pics.
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby tobiasf » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:29 pm

Hey Obscure snake I like your granite children's python
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby ObscureSnake » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:50 pm

Thanks everyone!

Sico wrote:Very nice crested geckos, thanks for the pics.


Thanks, and you're welcome! My Extreme Harlequin Dalmatian laid eggs not too long ago; can't wait for those to hatch!

tobiasf wrote:Hey Obscure snake I like your granite children's python


Thanks! He's my favorite snake right now. I'm hoping to get some southern African species soon.
Species Currently Kept:
Ball Python (Python regius)
Children's/Spotted Python (Antaresia childreni X maculosa)
Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)
Forest Girdled Lizard (Cordylus tropidosternum)
Crested Geckos (Correlophus ciliatus)
Schneider's Skinks (Eumeces schneideri)
Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum)
Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula)
Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
White's Tree Frogs (Litoria caerulea)
Chacoan Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby Westley Price » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:10 pm

Awesome pics of some nice critters.

I agree that the Granite Children's Python is a stunner. We are yet to get this morph in RSA but for some reason the Antaresia pythons are not particularly popular here.
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Re: Hello from Southwestern Missouri, USA

Postby ObscureSnake » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:02 pm

Westley Price wrote:Awesome pics of some nice critters.

I agree that the Granite Children's Python is a stunner. We are yet to get this morph in RSA but for some reason the Antaresia pythons are not particularly popular here.


Thanks! That is odd; my specimen is very docile, and makes a great captive. While I certainly support keeping species indigenous to an individual's area (both there in RSA and here in the USA), I hope that Antaresia gain popularity there.

Here's a specimen of mine that is more in line with the focus of this forum, though I realize Ball Pythons (Python regius) are not Southern African. My big female is just over 1.2 meters long. She's nothing special as far as morphs go, but I love the classic Ball Python coloration.
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Cheers,
Thomas
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Species Currently Kept:
Ball Python (Python regius)
Children's/Spotted Python (Antaresia childreni X maculosa)
Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)
Forest Girdled Lizard (Cordylus tropidosternum)
Crested Geckos (Correlophus ciliatus)
Schneider's Skinks (Eumeces schneideri)
Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum)
Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula)
Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
White's Tree Frogs (Litoria caerulea)
Chacoan Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)
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