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Re: Taipan feeding question


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Posted by Scott Eipper on March 15, 2003 at 01:41:27:

In Reply to: Re: Taipan feeding question posted by CinnamonSpider on March 11, 2003 at 12:02:05:


Spider,

My inlands are chewers. when its comes to prey.(food bites)

When I have used them in pits I have had them bite other snakes which are always snap release (defensive).

The reason for the prey hang tec it is thought that as these snakes hunt their prey (rats) in cracked soils the possiblity of losing a meal into an inaccessiable crevice is possible. So unlike their Coastal relatives which are snap a release they hang on.

Tim Nias is much better with Inlands than anyone I have met, If you have questions on them (while a I am happy to try to answer them) Tim is a much better bet.

Another curious thing I have noticed with mine and some others Inlands is that if they are cool (in temperature) they are a hell of alot more cranky and more willing to strike.

Regards,

Scott



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