Recently hatched out my first clutch of Elaphe dione! I went 8 for 8 with the clutch which is from a Siberian male to a Beijing female. I’ll be doing a write up on the process for herpetoculturenetwork.com once I get them eating and all. Figured some folks would find it cool since it’s a species that doesn’t seem to have a lot of people keeping/breeding them in the US.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of the species. They are something I would love to see available.
they have a MASSIVE range from Europe to Asia, smaller size, with a ton of colors and patterns. I think they had a larger following in the states at one point but fell off the radar over time.
Those are beautiful little snakes, congratulations on the successful clutch! Do they keep that colouring as adults, or do they change as they mature? I know very little about them.
Very pretty little thing! Congratulations on the successful clutch. I know next to nada about them, but you’ve piqued my interest. Hope to learn more from your write-up.
This is super super neat! Awesome for real!
They will change over time but it isn’t nearly to the extent as you see with Pantherophis or other rat species. Also thank you!
So beautiful!! Do you use any app to manage your snakes and clutch? I recently started to use Snakelog app to manage my clutches and i’m really happy. You should give it a try ;).
I don’t I’ve tried some others in the past and I always find myself going back to the old pen, paper, and masking tape lol .
Lol me too. Congrats on great clutch. Rats are a great species, I’ve been on the lookout for a cbb 100 flower for awhile.
@pcexotics I enjoyed your interview on Colubrid & Colubroid Radio. Congrats on your clutch!
thank you! Matt and Zac are two of my favorite people.