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Posted by Chance on April 24, 2003 at 19:29:58:
In Reply to: MonacleXKing Cobra Hybrids posted by raptorix on April 24, 2003 at 19:13:35:
:I was over at the hybrid forum reading about GaboonXRhino viper Hybrids and I was wondering if it is possible to make other hybrid Venomous snakes like MonacleXKing Cobras, CottonmouthXCopperhead, MojaveXDiamond( (Iíve seen these) and more? Just wondering
Cotton x copper and mojave x wdb are possible and at least the latter has been done before. The only really useful thing I could think of for doing it would be to analyze the venoms and see how it comes out (since mojaves are crazy toxic, much more so than atrox), and also just to be able to see what a cross would look like. Otherwise, they're pretty much pointless.
As far as trying to cross a monocled cobra with a king, it almost definitely would fail without artificial insemination. First off, the two species are pretty far removed from each other and may not even be genetically compatible. Second, even the largest monocled cobra would be nowhere near the size of a breedable king. Third, by the king's nature, the monocled would likely end up being dinner rather than a mating partner. Like I said, artificial insemination would probably be the only way to actually get it to happen, and even then the chances of getting fertile eggs that will make it all the way through incubation and be born with little or no genetic abnormalities are minimal. But it would be neat though!