My two red beauties

My two red beauties

Postby Chance » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:57 pm

I took these pics the other day after these two girls shed. They're not the greatest, but you get the idea. I have a male coming in soon on breeding loan, and am greatly looking forward to the possibility of producing these gorgeous snakes.

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Postby dave » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:48 pm

very nice :cool: do they aim accuratly :lol:

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Postby Deon » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:02 pm

Very nice, must say they always look their best after a shed.... Love them and my male eats like a pig....
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Postby dendroaspis » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:53 pm

Very nice :)
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Postby Chance » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:46 am

Oh yes....rather accurate. I took one of these girls to school the other day (with the administration well informed and all safety precautions taken) and it was actually the first time one of them became riled enough to really spit. But each time she did (I started making the students stand a min of 2m back from the glass) it was dead on in line with someone's eyes. That same day, I pulled up the pictures someone posted here on SA on my SmartBoard (basically a giant computer screen that takes the place of the white board) and showed the students the pictures of the Mozambique spitter doing it's thing. I teach physical science mainly, and it was a great illustration of force, pressure, velocity, arc length, etc. I always try to work these animals into a lesson when I can :D It gives me the excuse to keep bringing them anyway.
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Postby jparker1167 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:55 am

wow chance they look great, i still think i might want to get some reds or rinkals from ya..
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Postby alexander » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:04 am

beautiful snakes, i wish you were my science teacher!
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Postby Bushviper » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:05 am

If you ever get to see these guys spit in slow motion you will see that they are "cross eyed". Why the two streams of venom converge a few inches in front of the head and then spray further apart makes me think that if you are really close you will get the bulk of the venom. The spray is projected inward at a about a 30 degree angle.

The venom is very similar to Mozambique spitter venom and you will cry like a baby if they get you.

The name "pallida" means white and the reason is that this species was described from preserved specimens. Alcohol makes red snakes turn white!

10 years ago these snakes were very common in collections and then fell out of favour. It seems that they are making a comeback.
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Postby Rhino Viper » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:42 am

Beautiful snakes, and is still on my wanted list. Hope you breed them successfully
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Postby xerophak » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:04 am

beautiful the two, red a very alive one, I like!


single I thus do not like racks of plastic for cobras, in my opinion

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Postby gaboon69 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:09 pm

As pretty as they come! :D
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Anyone know of black spitters around?
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Postby armata » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:14 pm

Yeah, plenty in Springbok.

BTW I have just heard that two Swedish guys got arrested in Springbok just because they were in possession of a snake hook, no snakes just a snake hook.

Things are tightening up, good! but a bit harsh in this case methinks.
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:32 pm

Armata that is like being arrested for rape just because you have a penis.

The official that arrested them is probably a penis too.

This is a joke. Any good lawyer could get them off and then they can sue for malicious prosecution!
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Postby Rob » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:29 pm

BV - Similarly I believe Bradypodium melanocephalum is named such because back in the day (perhaps you recall) all specimens were sent to Germany for classification and the first of these Chameleons to arrive there has travelled with its head out the Formalin (or whatever they used). The head then went black and they presumed this is what they were all like.
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Postby crocman » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:37 pm

just got my breeding pair of red spitters(naja palida) they are gorgeous will post pics soon
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