male female?

male female?

Postby Neels » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:25 am

hi guys

is it true that you can tel the diffrence between a male and female by the white stripe on the side of the snake? white stripe meaning its a male?

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Re: male female?

Postby Urucone » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:31 am

Males has a white stripe on the side and they are allot more bright green, females are ussually allot more duller in colour and females are allot more bulkier than the males, females grow quicker than males they also have a much better appitite.
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Re: male female?

Postby Neels » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:34 am

alryt thanks :)
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Re: male female?

Postby StephanN » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:35 am

females are way bigger in generel ,especially the head size oyu can tell the diffrence and yesmales have a white stripe going through to teh tail
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Re: male female?

Postby Silvrav » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:36 pm

Usually accurate visually sexing is only possible during the first 5 days of the snakes life, as after that there is factors that can change the appearance.

The best and sure way to find out is probing.
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Re: male female?

Postby StephanN » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:32 pm

@ silvrav
pit vipers is one of the easiest species with few exceptions to keep male and female apart cause of size and cooration the only pit viper species where such is not easy is the nebularis cause there males and females have the same size and color all others the females differ in size from the males and also in markings and color
only problem is keeping males form certain spezies apart cause a lot of those do look alike
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Re: male female?

Postby Bushviper » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:45 am

Silvrav wrote:Usually accurate visually sexing is only possible during the first 5 days of the snakes life, as after that there is factors that can change the appearance.

The best and sure way to find out is probing.


Silvrav where do you get this information?
1. These snakes keep the white stripe throughout their life.
2. I dont think a probe has been made which can probe baby C. albolaboris as they are tiny.

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Re: male female?

Postby Silvrav » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:22 pm

Hi BV

I did not argue that they do not keep their white stripe, but its inaccurate to say that just the male have a white stripe, as females can also retain the white stripe.

Extract from proceedings of the royal society - biological sciences

"in Myanmar and northeast India and is known to coexist with the former in at least one locality (A. Captain 2002, personal communication); both sexes of this species display bold red and white lateral stripes, but lack postocular markings and red eyes."
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Re: male female?

Postby StephanN » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:52 pm

@Silvrav

"Red and white lateral stripes" you must be revering to T.gumprechti or T.steinjeri species as even in India white lipped vipers do not have red stripes.

Some species of the Malabar pit vipers do have red and white stripes as well but not very often.
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