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RE: Rat-a-thon Day # 12

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Posted by: tbrock at Mon Feb 27 22:35:55 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tbrock ]  
   

>>Thanks.
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>>I like that male atriceps a lot. I'd like to see you get a female for him. I'll keep my eyes and ears open.
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>>TC

Thanks Terry!

I may be able to get a female for him from the same folks I got him from, but not definitely - so I could sure use the help. He has really grown on me - very different from everything else I've kept, including Old World rat-racers and New World racers. Brad Sillasen (Monklet) has an adult which is awesome looking. One of the things I like about this species is the dramatic ontogenesis from sort of a Texas rat look to a really randomly patterned calico-like look, but heavy on black and orange...

I'd like to see this subspecies and other subs of S. diadema become a bit more popular - a very under-represented and under-appreciated species IMO. In contrast to our New World racers, this species seems to do okay and settle into fairly small caging, i.e. tubs in racks - provided they have enough ventilation, good hides and a good temp gradient...
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-Toby Brock
Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research


   

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