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Re: King Brown Male Punch ups


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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)



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