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Re: WC info...pls help


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Posted by Matt on February 22, 2001 at 23:19:30:

In Reply to: WC info...pls help posted by Vanan on February 22, 2001 at 23:07:52:

It sounds pretty much right on the money, except I would pay some attention to lighting, since most masticophis and coluber are active in the daytime, I have noticed with captives that they do much better when subject to a natural photoperiod.
I have kept several coachwhips and many racers alive for several years, but I kept them in large aquariums with plenty of hiding (at least 3 places) and some type of flourescent and incandescent light (one daylight, one basking light). They have all fed well on small (about the size of their head) rodents. After time, many of them would accept prekilled off tongs.
good luck, they are much more aware of their surroundings than many other colubrids when they are in captivity, so keeping them in a low traffic area, and with some parts of the cage blocked off is definately a good plan.

Matt


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