at Fri Apr 4 18:20:58 2014 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OrangeHeterodon ]
I know FR does a lot of field studies on Western Hognose Snakes, so he could at least tell you what he has seen at his study sits above ground in regards to female to male ratios.
As far as the easterns they are the ones with a huge array of naturally occurring colors and color-combos. Ones I have seen have been black, grey, brown, orange, and yellow. I have also seen pictures of orange-red and red individuals. The solid red ones, every time the location is listed, tend to be further west in the range of eastern hognoses. As far as the colors I have seen they can be varying tones and combinations of those colors. The grey ones are patterned like pygmy rattlesnakes. The most common color-combos I see are grey with orange neck, and orange with yellow neck. As far as what causes the colors I do not know as an acquaintance of mine raised a puke-yellow colored individual that he purchased where both parents were a dark-black "melanistic" color.
As far as size rations go of southerns and easterns I have not done enough research on them (or even found a southern in a few years) to be able to give you anything more than in general, females appear that they are larger than males, in similar size ratios to westerns.
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