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Posted by Jeremy G on January 23, 2003 at 06:01:40:
In Reply to: A question about vipers and temps? posted by caimanking on January 20, 2003 at 16:40:03:
I have kept several sp of arboreal viper in my snake room(T.purpureomaculatus, T.borneensis, B.schlegeli, A.squamiger) which ranges from 82 during the day, down to 75 at night with zero problems. That seems to be a good temp gradient for most sp. However, sp like Atheris ceratophorus, Atheris desaixi and other montain arboreal vipers do like it alittle more on the cooler side.
I would say Atheris squamigera is the best choice outa the arboreal sp for they usaly eat like pigs and can stand the temps alittle higher then most other sp of Atheris. Atheris chlorechis would be an equally good choice. Both of the snakes are found in slightly lower elevations were it stays a bit warmer.
Try to avoid the Trims and Bothrechis for your first arboreal if you choose that route. The two genus are renouned for being difficult to start. If you buy an adult specimen I quess you would good but I always like raiseing mine.
Welp, let me know if I can be of anymore help.
BTW, which sp of Naja do you keep?
:Hey everyone I was wondering if anyone can recommend any species of vipers that are colorful but can be kept at a room temp of 80 or over (those are my herp room temps)my cobras of 5 years seem to thrive in these temps but I would love to get into some of the eyelash or bush vipers and man I just love temple vipers but I hear they are a cooler weather specimens can anyone give me some species recommendations if there are any? Thanxs, Attila