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A melanistic boomslang????


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Posted by Jeremy G on February 04, 2003 at 08:08:31:

In Reply to: BGF, seeking some advice posted by Chance on January 26, 2003 at 23:07:20:

Last time I checked, the so called melanistic boomers are really the harmless Thrasops jacksoni or Jackson's Tree Snake. Please post a picture of the animal in question for identification.

Also, if your looking to find out weather the female is gravid or not, being an egg layer you should be able to feel the eggs inside. Take off your cape and gloves, stick her in a tube and gently feel the last third of her body. You should feel the eggs right through the skin. They will be defined lumps. However, there may be lumps in there even if they are not fertilized yet. Since its basicly imposible to tell weather she is ovulating or actually gravid, untill you see a drastic change in attitude id suggest leaveing them together untill she starts acting funny(I.E passive, reluctant to feed, basking alot)Just make aure to provide all of the esentials for a gravid female while you are waiting(nest box, basking light).

My 2 pennies,

Jeremy

:I have some questions regarding boomslangs and thought you might be able to help since you've kept them for a while and have had numerous animals. I'm trying to determine if mine are getting ready to breed, courting, have already bred, or what. Just noticing some very strange behavior as well as my melanistic female changing colors (turning even more black). If you think you can help me out just post here and I will e-mail you, or you can just respond to this. Thanks.





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