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Posted by patricia sherman on March 21, 2003 at 17:29:22:

In Reply to: Re: Hi posted by ladyci on March 21, 2003 at 11:17:10:

something else i forgot. the male(Hercles)is about 8 and a half feet long

If he's really that long, then he's a very large specimen. My 16-yr-old black male is 7.5-ft, and the female is 5.8-ft. These two are still reproducing.

Obsoletas can live to 30-yrs or more, with the record being close to 40. The record length is about 9-ft. If your estimated length for your male is correct, then I'd say he's at least 12 years old, and is certainly approaching record length.

and Zena is about 6and a half.

A very large size for a female.

Zena is a light grey background with a dark greyish brown blotches where Herc is almost uniformly grey with 4 slightly darker stripes running the length of his body.

Her colour, as you describe it, is more like a grey rat. The greys are rather smaller than the yellows.

Something else i was a little curious about is that they are both really active during the daylight hours nlike my corns. Is that a normal time of day for them to be so active or is it a sign of stress?

Generally, they're crepuscular. Much like corns. They do tend to be a bit more active than corns, but still they should be spending most of the daylight hours sleeping. They may be stressed by the new environment, or they may be hungry.

tricia


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