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Postby jka » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:12 pm

Just a quick question can you determine the sex of a snake with 100% certainty if you do an sub-caudal scale count?
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Postby Serpy » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:16 pm

No because the sex doesn't really have anything to do with the sub caudal scales. You judge the sex by how deep the probe goes in, then take it out and count how many sub caudals it went in.
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Postby jka » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:24 pm

Thanks Serpy
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Postby Serpy » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:42 pm

Sweet ;)
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:18 am

Nope Serpy you have slipped up. Males have more subcaudals than females. There are some instances where they overlap but it is possible to determine sex by counting subcaudals.
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Postby jka » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:14 am

Thanks Bushviper I thought I read that you can do a scale count I also think you said if its lower than 57 its a female right?
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:20 am

I think that should be right.
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Postby Serpy » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:54 am

But its not A 100% certainty correct?
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Postby Serpy » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:56 am

The first post was can you tell with a 100% certainty, to that I said no. If you can tell 100% by just doing a quick scale count please inform me. My thought would be that you can take a bloody good guess.
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Postby jka » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:06 am

You can determine the sex but not with 100%.

Males have more subcaudals than females. There are some instances where they overlap but it is possible to determine sex by counting subcaudals.


But if a scale count is 70 the chance that it could be female is almost 0%.
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:14 am

Only where the overlap is would there be doubts. Outside the overlap you can be 100% sure.
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Postby Serpy » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:32 am

So there is possibilities where you can be 100% and where u can't. So i wasn't completely wrong ;) anyway you learn something new everyday.
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Postby jka » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:49 pm

When I got up this morning I found this:
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7 new eggs:
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:49 pm

Nice!! Congratulations!!
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Postby Dragon Breeder » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:25 pm

so she double clutched? excellent! congrats mate! thats great news, looks like Cleo is going to be like Kizzie then! haha

oh - and how are your other eggs doing, must be about hatching time by now?

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