O p laticinctus hatching

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O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Jimmy_77 » October 28th, 2013, 2:10 am

Third clutch this year is about to hatch!

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They are rather dull when the crawl out, but when they have shed they will be absolutely stunning!

Sorry for the low quality cell-pics.

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by justinm » October 28th, 2013, 10:18 am

These are awesome congrats on having a third clutch! What are the challenges of keeping this species?

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by repaphin » October 28th, 2013, 1:25 pm

are these Bamboo ratsnakes?

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by repaphin » October 28th, 2013, 1:26 pm

never mind

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Jimmy_77 » October 28th, 2013, 1:42 pm

Yes they are Broadbanded Bamboo´s.

They are actually quite easygoing, feed when offered, and breed on regular basis. I cooled them for about 3-4 weeks last winter (hi 50 to low 60´s), that seems to do the trick.
And no additional heating other than a bunch of other terrariums in the same room.

Heres a couple pics from previous clutch this year.
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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Kfen » October 28th, 2013, 3:12 pm

Beautiful babies! When you say no additional heating, can you tell me what the actual temps your snakes experience are- daytime and nighttime. I bought a pair this year and have been having trouble with the female sometimes regurging, sometimes refusing food, and sometimes with not normal stool.

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by repaphin » October 28th, 2013, 8:41 pm

These must be expensive!

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Jimmy_77 » October 29th, 2013, 3:20 am

What I´ve read its important to feed smaller prey, and i usually give mine 3-5 fuzzies each feeding, and havent had any regurgitation at all. The temps are lower 80´s daytime and low 70´s at night. Summertime a bit warmer as the room gets warmer.

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Sam Bacchini » October 29th, 2013, 8:54 am

Beautiful snakes, congratulations!
repaphin wrote:These must be expensive!
They used to be, but they are very prolific so the price in the U.S. has come down a lot (though I still wouldn't call them cheap).

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Zach_Lim » October 29th, 2013, 9:17 am

I have always been interested in working with these.
Any locality information?
Any generalizations on temps/humidity/enclosure size?

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Jimmy_77 » October 29th, 2013, 11:58 am

laticinctus is a montane tropical species from Cameron Highlands just north of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Average daytime temps year round 75-80 (23-27 C), and around 53-60 (12-15 C) at night.

So keeping the temps from rising is probably the biggest challenge, at least during hotter summer months.

The price over here is around 90-100 euro for a juvenile, and maybe 3-350 for an adult pair.

I havent hatched that many snakes yet to be able to verify, but some information online is that fewer females than males are produced, and therefore pairs and single females bring a higher price than for example single male/males.

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Kfen » November 4th, 2013, 9:07 am

Thanks for the temp info. Hopefully I can get this female of mine stabilized.

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Aaron » November 29th, 2013, 11:51 am

These are very nice! You say they feed when offered, do the hatchlings take pinks right from the start?

Also, if they have such a short brumation, how to time when to breed? Is it like other colubrids where breeding can be timed around the female's first(or sometimes second) post-brumation shed?

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Re: O p laticinctus hatching

Post by Rich in Reptiles » November 30th, 2013, 8:58 pm

They are beautiful :shock: ! Congrats!

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