Some fresh photos...

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Some fresh photos...

Postby Contortrix » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:10 am

It's been a while sinse my last visit, feels good to be back and read trough the topics and look at all beutiful images. I thought i'd share some recent photos.

Naja pallida
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Deinagkistrodon acutus
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Thrasops jacksonii
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby dazz » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:22 am

Oooh,that red dude brings back memories when i was stil working at pure venom,he thought he'd give me some of his love juice in my eyes..and i had protective eye gear on.managed to hit me through the side.not a pleasant feeling,or a pleasand 3 days after..anyways.awesome pics bud..
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby Contortrix » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:30 am

dazz

Yeah, they are really accurate when spitting, i allways wear this headgear and my eyewash in my belt when working with the spitters. Filthy little critters but deadly beutiful :)

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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby Bushviper » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:04 am

The pallida is really red. Some of those I have seen recently are a brownish colour and not as stunning as these. Very nice.
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby Contortrix » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:32 am

Thank you, they are actually a pair, the male in the first picture and female in the second.
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby Rishaad » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:24 am

That Naja pallida is stunnning. Absolutely love the colour.
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby alberts » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:27 pm

I love the Thrasops jacksonii! What are they like as captives? Are they easy to keep and are there venom the same as the local boomslang?
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Postby eyelash viper » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:12 pm

wow wow nice
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby Wolf777 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:15 pm

Stunning snakes!
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby lowflyingdaisy » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:25 pm

Why is it so hard to find info online on Thrasops Jacksonii? I just want to know the basics, but can't find much of anything except the species, subspecies, etc.
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby Contortrix » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:58 pm

alberts:

Mine are doing very well and feed on just about anything i offer them. Chickens and mice mostly. My female is very calm and can be handled with no problem but my male is allmost the opposite and can be really aggressive. The venom is said to be allmost identical with the Dispholidus venom but Thrasops don't have that well advanced deliveringsystem of the venom as Dispolidus do so the chanses of any serious bites are quite minimal.




lowflyingdaisy:

The information on Thrasops sp sure is minimal and i guess there's not that many people keeping them in captivity. What kind of information where you looking for?

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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby froot » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:00 pm

Thanks for sharing Ronny. Didn't your Thrasops mate recently? Did anything come of it?
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Re: Some fresh photos...

Postby Archie Bottoms » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:31 am

Those reds are the best I have ever seen.
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