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by Jason_Hood
October 7th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bolivia - Snake ID Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: Bolivia - Snake ID Help

Number 2 looks like Spilotes sulphureus
by Jason_Hood
July 25th, 2013, 4:01 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets
Replies: 12
Views: 4335

Re: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets

Have you ever tried to "snake-scent" the young black heads? I started using shed pieces from other snakes, wetted down and placed (stuck) on to pinkies with my mussurana a few years ago.....and boom! Black headed pythons are snake eaters, right? Might be worth a try. scott I have offered multiple d...
by Jason_Hood
July 23rd, 2013, 9:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets
Replies: 12
Views: 4335

Re: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets

Dear Jason, will you expand or comment on establishing the neonates... Is feeding tricky? Not wanting to feed or demanding reptiles? I would think they are large enough to take hoppers or pinky rats...What does it take to get them going? Are yours the eastern or western type? How long are your bree...
by Jason_Hood
July 21st, 2013, 4:53 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Spilotes and Pseustes
Replies: 27
Views: 11299

Re: Spilotes and Pseustes

This is why you are the man! That sulphureus is looking awesome!!

Jason
by Jason_Hood
July 16th, 2013, 3:59 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets
Replies: 12
Views: 4335

Re: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets

Dear Jason, those are impressive animals and congratulations on breeding them. I have long wanted to keep blackheads and Diamonds, but I am somewhat intimidated both by the cost and the formerly poor record for maintaining Diamonds long term in captivity. Has the secret to keeping Diamonds long ter...
by Jason_Hood
July 8th, 2013, 10:28 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: It's been a while, some ATBS
Replies: 3
Views: 1839

Re: It's been a while, some ATBS

Most of these are pretty laid back. The one yellow and orange banded female is the only angry one. The rest are pretty sweet.

Jason
by Jason_Hood
July 8th, 2013, 10:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets
Replies: 12
Views: 4335

Re: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed the photos.

Jason
by Jason_Hood
July 7th, 2013, 7:33 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets
Replies: 12
Views: 4335

Womas, Blackheads, and carpets

It has been about 5 months since I posted pics in a forum (besides last night) so I am doing a few species together. I have a bunch more photos from the last few months to share but they are on my other laptop that has a broken screen, need to download them off there soon. Anyway for now I have had ...
by Jason_Hood
July 6th, 2013, 4:49 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: It's been a while, some ATBS
Replies: 3
Views: 1839

It's been a while, some ATBS

Man I don't know what happened, I guess I just got burnt out on forums or something. I have not really even been looking at any forums for a couple months and I have not posted really at all. I took a few pics last night of some of my ATB yearlings and wanted to share them here real quick to get bac...
by Jason_Hood
January 7th, 2013, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Now that...REALLY SUCKS!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Now that...REALLY SUCKS!!!!

I had been finding Florida Black Swamp Snakes (Seminatrix pygaea) while road cruising years ago and since I was really new into herping and herping Florida in particular (plus no internet groups to brag to or digital cameras to share photos easily) I had been excitedly reporting all my neat finds to...
by Jason_Hood
December 27th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some summertime blackhead fun!
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Some summertime blackhead fun!

monklet wrote:Can't get any new snakes, but if I could one of those would be high on the list. How is their temperment in general?

In general they mature into very calm snakes but the babies are defensive. I have a couple crazy adults though.

Jason
by Jason_Hood
December 25th, 2012, 8:30 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some summertime blackhead fun!
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Some summertime blackhead fun!

So back in September I brought some of my snakes over to a friends house to get some outdoor pics and ended up taking around 300 photos and just never made it around to processing the photos until now. Someone posted a pic the other day from that day and it reminded me to get off my butt. First up w...
by Jason_Hood
December 23rd, 2012, 11:22 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Spilotes
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: Spilotes

They do use the whole cage. My female hid in her hide for about 3 months straight but my wife told me that every day after lunch she would come out, bask and cruise for an hour or two and then go back in her hide. I have a big section of heat tape between the cages in these pics but the female is no...
by Jason_Hood
December 23rd, 2012, 9:53 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Spilotes
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: Spilotes

Here are a few of the female being a little curious sweety http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/Spilotes%20pullatus/P7122334.jpg http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/Spilotes%20pullatus/P7122338.jpg http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/Spilotes%20pu...
by Jason_Hood
December 23rd, 2012, 8:52 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Spilotes
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Spilotes

So I picked a pair of CBB Spilotes pullatus over a year ago and I have really enjoyed raising these guys up. They are totally aware of their surroundings, do the crazy rattlesnake like tong rolls over their heads and they also have a lizard like head bob they do, presumably to get a better look at y...
by Jason_Hood
December 22nd, 2012, 10:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some random stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Some random stuff

First up a 2009 hold back female blackheaded python http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/BHP/PC223922.jpg A male Red Tail Green Rat http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/Collection/PC223934.jpg A male Spilotes http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/Spi...
by Jason_Hood
December 22nd, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some kids just go their way
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Some kids just go their way

I have set up this cage with a number of branches and arboreal nooks and platforms for this little girl to hang out in and on and she chooses the ground more often than not during the day and then at night she goes to the trees. Wide view http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/ATB/PC2...
by Jason_Hood
December 10th, 2012, 5:58 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Current ATB kids still with me
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: Current ATB kids still with me

This is PAINFUL ...love ATBs and these are so sweeeet. Just can't have on till I move a few more. Thanks Jason, awesome stuff!!! Haha Glad I could help! I love these guys and my only problem is making a choice on what direction to go with these. In theory I am supposed to have breeding goals and di...
by Jason_Hood
December 9th, 2012, 9:18 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Current ATB kids still with me
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: Current ATB kids still with me

Here are some of my kids here at the house. With the weather getting colder it looks like I will be getting to hold on to all of these until spring unless some warm shipping windows come up, not sad about that at all!! Lets start with the queen from last year, this girl is just beautiful and eating ...
by Jason_Hood
November 30th, 2012, 10:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Senticolis triaspis intermedia...
Replies: 19
Views: 4859

Re: Senticolis triaspis intermedia...

Awesome Terry!!

Jason
by Jason_Hood
November 21st, 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Current ATB kids still with me
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: Current ATB kids still with me

Very cool looking boas. How's their temperament? I have found CBB ATB's to be quite tractable and easy to deal with. They do still bite as babies but if raised correctly (minimal stress) and caged correctly they don't tend to relate your presence with stress. Stuffing them in a drawer with opaque w...
by Jason_Hood
November 17th, 2012, 12:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 'whips
Replies: 27
Views: 5338

Re: 'whips

Awesome!!!

Jason
by Jason_Hood
November 17th, 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Current ATB kids still with me
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Current ATB kids still with me

Getting ready to go feed the kids but before I do I wanted to share some pics. Right now I am holding back quite a few of these until at least spring time. First up is this hot little orange http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/ATB/PB153690.jpg High patterned yellow http://i24.photo...
by Jason_Hood
October 25th, 2012, 5:30 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: ATB Litter number 3 from 10/16/12
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: ATB Litter number 3 from 10/16/12

Thanks! I have had good luck getting them going on rodents or quail heads. Had some issues last year but this year the babies are bigger with more attitude and they are eating before their first sheds. :beer:

Jason
by Jason_Hood
October 20th, 2012, 7:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: ATB Litter number 3 from 10/16/12
Replies: 2
Views: 973

ATB Litter number 3 from 10/16/12

So my big worry for this girls was that she had a shed on 4/5/12 that I thought was her POS but then she shed again on 6/12/12 which seems to have been her actual POS. This past weekend being the Tinley expo I had to be there and leaving the house Friday my big hope was no waxy poop before I left. I...
by Jason_Hood
October 3rd, 2012, 9:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes poecilonotus
Replies: 6
Views: 3143

Re: Pseustes poecilonotus

if we're gonna have a puffer thread, this u-tube has to be part of it; http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=ipdiai7or_o Yeah I love that video but the info has evolved over the years. It was actually shot in Peru and was originally IDed as a Chironis. It does show them doing what t...
by Jason_Hood
October 2nd, 2012, 10:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes poecilonotus
Replies: 6
Views: 3143

Re: Pseustes poecilonotus

Here is a fun little feeding video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocmW8eybY2E&feature=plcp

Jason
by Jason_Hood
September 23rd, 2012, 8:40 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New ATB Litter 9/3/12
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: New ATB Litter 9/3/12

Mostly post shed pics, these guys are taking forever to shed. We are on day 20 since birth and a few still have not shed out... Anyway feeding day came and some had shed so I tried feeding all of them and had really good results with most eating. First up my hold back, the hotter sib that looked lik...
by Jason_Hood
September 15th, 2012, 3:57 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: BHP First shed pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: BHP First shed pics

They are a nightmare to get feeding. NEVER buy a non feeding BHP no matter the deal. They need to be force fed rodents for anywhere from one week to many months before they decide rodents are food. I know many people that have bought "deals" only to have the animals die on them. These are like giant...
by Jason_Hood
September 14th, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: BHP First shed pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

BHP First shed pics

Here are some pics of my litter from 8/19/12 after their first shed. Female #1 http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/BHP/P9133025.jpg Female #2 http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/BHP/P9133028.jpg Male #1 http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/BHP/P91...
by Jason_Hood
September 9th, 2012, 10:30 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes poecilonotus
Replies: 6
Views: 3143

Pseustes poecilonotus

So I shared my P. sulphureus earlier and mentioned it was one of the longest colubrids according to some sources, this is one of the most variable colubrids according to me!! :lol: We had a killer post on the main forum of various field encounters with Pseustes before the crash a couple years ago. S...
by Jason_Hood
September 9th, 2012, 9:13 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: What the heck do I call this?
Replies: 22
Views: 4399

Re: What the heck do I call this?

Tri color double het, not a hypo.

Jason
by Jason_Hood
September 7th, 2012, 5:11 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes sulphureus
Replies: 13
Views: 4657

Re: Pseustes sulphureus

One thing I forgot to mention with these is that they are one of the fastest eating snakes I have ever seen!! They go at food like the are mad at and chew it down as fast as they can. It is funny to watch every time, I really need to get video of it.

Jason
by Jason_Hood
September 6th, 2012, 8:36 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes sulphureus
Replies: 13
Views: 4657

Re: Pseustes sulphureus

Haha Thanks!! I got to say these are way more interesting than the common stuff like balls!!

Jason
by Jason_Hood
September 6th, 2012, 3:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes sulphureus
Replies: 13
Views: 4657

Re: Pseustes sulphureus

Jason, those are impressive beasts...and you have a taste for challenging projects. I have never worked with them...do they ever calm down enough that they are not huffing/puffing and feeling defensive? I would imagine a large one could be intimidating when in an "edgy" mood. The colors of some are...
by Jason_Hood
September 5th, 2012, 3:24 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes sulphureus
Replies: 13
Views: 4657

Re: Pseustes sulphureus

Thanks!! They are awesome captives!! Hope I can make more of them in a few years!

Jason
by Jason_Hood
September 5th, 2012, 1:09 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes sulphureus
Replies: 13
Views: 4657

Pseustes sulphureus

So I have some weird snakes and one of my favorites is the Pseustes sulphureus. They are one of the largest colubrids on the planet with sizes up to 14ft in length reported. I have two WC adult males however that are a mere 7ft or so and have showed no sign of growing longer. WC Male #1 This is the ...
by Jason_Hood
September 5th, 2012, 11:20 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New ATB Litter 9/3/12
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: New ATB Litter 9/3/12

She is around 7 feet and if I remember correctly she was 1400g when I got her. Now she is thin as can be, poor girl. She needs some TLC now, she looks terrible!!

Jason
by Jason_Hood
September 5th, 2012, 9:23 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New ATB Litter 9/3/12
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: New ATB Litter 9/3/12

whats the best way to sex them? mine are quite the bitters so I don't truly know if it is a pair or not I don't try to sex them until they are about a year old or more. When they are smaller it is not really that safe to try. If you have larger animals the females get larger and thy have different ...
by Jason_Hood
September 4th, 2012, 4:13 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New ATB Litter 9/3/12
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: New ATB Litter 9/3/12

Night time lows in the high 60's-70's in winter with normal temps in the day and introduce them in the late winter and leave them together for a month or two. Pretty simple. Of course up to size, feed well and give temp support once they are pregnant.

Jason
by Jason_Hood
September 3rd, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New ATB Litter 9/3/12
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

New ATB Litter 9/3/12

Right when I was about to get to work today to clean tanks my wife looked over and said "BABIES!!" There went a couple hours... We got to watch the babies popping out one after the other for a total of 14!! Not a bad number and not a bad looking group either! Got a couple birthing pics A hot yellow ...
by Jason_Hood
September 1st, 2012, 6:52 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?
Replies: 25
Views: 10690

Re: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?

Paul it has been done by the Australians for years and it has been copied by the Barkers and Crutchfield in the states. It works very well and gives more options to the snake. What many of the outdoor enclosures offer is a interior retreat. Like they would build it off the side of their house or rep...
by Jason_Hood
August 28th, 2012, 3:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Here they come!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2892

Re: Here they come!!

Thanks everyone, I have loads more pics!! 8 out of the 9 have come out of the egg now, the last one is just chillen out relaxing. Here are a bunch more pics!! http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/BHP/P8272782-1.jpg I never cut eggs this much before, usually only a small slice to mak...
by Jason_Hood
August 27th, 2012, 3:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Here they come!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2892

Re: Here they come!!

Cool video from this morning. Angry little thing!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWQ6PGSfsaE&feature=plcp

Jason
by Jason_Hood
August 26th, 2012, 6:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some new ATBs babies babies babies!
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: Some new ATBs babies babies babies!

Kelly Mc wrote:The pics of baby ATBs actually made me giddy!!
Haha me too when I come home to them as a surprise!! This was supposed to be the third female to drop not the first.

Jason
by Jason_Hood
August 26th, 2012, 6:12 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Here they come!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2892

Re: Here they come!!

Ok one made it out of the egg and I managed a couple decent egg tooth shots so I will share those for now. First one out of the egg, little pisser too!! http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/SnakesUnlimited/BHP/P8262751.jpg As he was striking and backing up the one in the egg behind him poked his he...
by Jason_Hood
August 25th, 2012, 6:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some new ATBs babies babies babies!
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Some new ATBs babies babies babies!

Came home from a graduation event for my lil sis last night to find babies on the crawl in the cage. Unfortunately I was beat from the work day and the party so I got some cell shots and crashed. Today mom wanted to do the tourist thing around Chicago and I was just itching to get home for pics so h...
by Jason_Hood
August 25th, 2012, 5:12 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Here they come!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2892

Here they come!!

Just the tip of the iceberg so to speak but the blackheads are finally starting to poke out!!

Image

More to come ;)

Jason
by Jason_Hood
August 22nd, 2012, 8:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some Blackheaded Python pics
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Some Blackheaded Python pics

I really need to get more pics of all my animals and the BHPs are probably the most difficult of all for me because of how bad the lighting is in my snake room and I try to keep my neighbors from knowing I have snakes... I end up restricted to packing them all up and taking them to a friends place o...
by Jason_Hood
July 9th, 2012, 3:00 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2012 Goal #1 - Woma Python
Replies: 14
Views: 2997

Re: 2012 Goal #1 - Woma Python

I have found leaving the eggs alone is bad for them. More to the point they seem to need fresh air and it is good to keep on top of any moisture issues. With my Blackheads and Womas I go in and check the eggs at least 3 times a week. Just a quick opening of the egg box and wiping off of any moisture...