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RE: Orthriophis Moellendorffi

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Posted by: vegasbilly at Wed Jun 9 10:55:43 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by vegasbilly ]  
   

Good luck! Imported Moellendorphs have probably the highest mortality rate of any snake I know about. Typically they seem to do well then "roll" after a few weeks/months. One importer theorized that the Asian exporters keep them in large numbers in used kerosene drums as they reeked of kerosene the times he got them in...he quit bringing them in after the 3rd occurrence. He feels the fumes overcame them though it takes a period of time for them to finally succomb....all theory at this point.

Keep them in the 70s max and have a very moist hide and a dry hide. Don't handle or mess w/them at all. Get them feeding and get fecals done asap and have them treated accordingly. Might be a good idea to keep them separately as well.

Bill


   

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