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RE: Couperi vs. Rubidus

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Posted by: CrocodilePaul at Mon Jan 9 09:34:52 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by CrocodilePaul ]  
   

Hello David,

Ahhh..the Mexican Red-tail Indigo snake (Drymarchon melenurus rubidus).

Up until last year, the Eastern Indigo snake was my favorite of the Drymarchon species until I had the opportunity to buy a lone male rubidus, now presently at my friend Alan's on breeding loan. I have to honestly say I find these snakes to be the most impressive Drymarchon.

The Mexican rubidus have a few different color phases (black, mottled, pinkish-red). They seem to be larger than Eastern's as adults, attaining a length of a husky 10' feet! The few breeder's working with these snakes have been very careful to avoid inbreeding. No dwarfism, kinks, enlarged scales, or other birth defects have yet been reported in North American (rubidus) collections.

Babies feed and/or switch to feeding on rodents much easier than other Drymarchon I have kept. Sale of offspring does NOT require a permit, which is a huge plus.

Love the Eastern Indigo snake, but really like the Mexican Red tail Indigo just a bit better.

Truly,

Paul Bodnar
Crocodile Wildlife Conservationist

Truly



   

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