More Hydrodynastes gigas (False watercobras)

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More Hydrodynastes gigas (False watercobras)

Postby Contortrix » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:56 am

Posted it on venomdoc too but i know there are readers here that don't fancy that site so i'll post it here too ;-)


Here's a few new pictures of my Hydrodynastes gigas pair and their setups.

Not easy to set up an enclosure for this kind of species when they are just juveniles but i have done my best.


Starting with some picture of the male and his enclosure.

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And this old picture from when i first got them home:
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Pictures of the female and her setup:
As you can see in the pictures she's in shed.

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And an old picture of the female from where i just got her home:
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They are vicious feeders that more then likely spread their hood but i guess that will wear off as they settle down.

I hunted for this species for soo many years before one of my Danish friends succeeded to hatch a clutch from his adult animals.

Feel free to comment, give advise and so on.

Best regards, Ronny Levin
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Re: More Hydrodynastes gigas (False watercobras)

Postby Bushviper » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:30 pm

Very nice. Feed them as often as they want to eat. This could be every two or three days when they are small. They grow really fast and make great pets. The hooding does not last long and they outgrow that rather quickly.

Dont let their bellies get wet too much. They prefer a dry substrate with a large water bowl.

Oh yes and watch your fingers. Once they settle in their theory becomes "if it moves ...... its food"
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