kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more
return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for Bion Terrarium Center
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Frog . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society Mee - June 19, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  International Herpetological Symposium - June 20-23, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  East Texas Herp Society Expo - June 22-23, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - June 22, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - June 23, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Tucson - June 23-24, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Charleston - June 23-24, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Expo - June 23 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  New England Reptile Expo - June 24, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - June 27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

Re: King Brown Male Punch ups


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Taxonomy Forum ]

Posted by Richard Mastenbroek on May 16, 2002 at 07:13:05:

In Reply to: King Brown Male Punch ups posted by Raymond Hoser on May 16, 2002 at 06:26:27:

I have seen many Pseudechis australis from irian Jaya and there is no doubt that the males and females are simulair in size. Male/male combat is often seen in snake species where the males are much larger than the females. Out of expierience can I say that Dendroaspis polylepis, Oxyuranus scutellatus canni are known to have male/male combat. But when we look at Dendroapsis angusticeps in which the males are also bigger than the females and do not have male/male combat.
The Pseudechis australis in my collection do not show any interest in having male/male combat at all.
I will do some more tests in the near future to look if there is any behavioural reaction in the males when placed together with a female.

With Best Regards,

Richard Mastenbroek (Mr Taipan)



Follow Ups:



Post a Followup

Name:
E-Mail:

Subject:

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Taxonomy Forum ]