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RE: Matt D

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Posted by: cpipes at Wed Mar 17 08:18:44 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cpipes ]  
   

The Ft. Worth Zoo also bred P. trigonatus back in the early '90s. I bought one of their offspring back in '95/'96. Nasty little critters! Yeah, the P. palpebrosus I got from San Antonio is 15 years old and solid black. She is definitely the alpha female out of the two! The second female came from the National Zoo in Washington D.C. (via Louis Porras) and she's about 16 years old. She still has great banding (when her bodies not stained from the well water). She is much more docile, but will still take your hand off when cornered! As for my male, I purchased him from a guy in Austin, TX last Spring. I did purchase what was sold to me as an adult male P. palpebrosus back in 2006. As soon as I let it out of the crate, he ran and hid. Once I was able to get a good look at it, I knew it wasn't a P. palpebrosus. I ended up getting Robbie at Glades Herp to house it for me, which it died Spring '07. He was a good 5 '. Of course, that same summer the female from San Antonio built a nest and laid infertile eggs. Never saw any breeding. I really wish I had an adult male. The male I have now is around 3 1/2 feet, so, it will be a good while until he reaches maturity. Anyway, just wanted to comment. By the way, I really enjoyed the pics of the adult P. trigonatus.


   

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