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Asian vine snake @ dinner

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by Apophis, May 29, 2008.

  1. Apophis

    Apophis Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Here's my asian vine snake (Ahaetulla prasina) eating a mouse (!)
  2. xchondrox

    xchondrox Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Looks satisfied to me! Nice pic!:clap:
  3. Choobaine

    Choobaine Arachnobaron

    very nice pic indeed
  4. Apophis

    Apophis Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Thanks! I'm quite happy with the way it turned out! :)
  5. Noexcuse4you

    Noexcuse4you Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Very nice! It brings me back to my Navy days. We went to Singapore and I actually caught one!

  6. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

    How awesome that experience must have been.
  7. Tleilaxu

    Tleilaxu Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Cant they kill you?
  8. Quixtar

    Quixtar Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Their venom is rather weak.
  9. Tleilaxu

    Tleilaxu Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Ah I see. I know next to nothing on venomous snakes.
  10. P. Novak

    P. Novak ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Awesome picture and awesome snake! How much do you these usually run for? I may be interested in one in the future. :cool:
  11. Apophis

    Apophis Arachnobaron Old Timer

    @ Paul: Over here they go for anything in between €15 and €65 (say $25-$100) for wildcaughts. CB are VERY rare, and I have no idea how much they go for. Be prepared though, these guys are near impossible to get to eat mice. Normally they only take lizzards. I'm just very lucky with the girl I have. ;)

    @Noexcuse4you: Nice specimen! Looks like that one is slighly bigger then mine.
  12. UrbanJungles

    UrbanJungles Arachnoprince

    There's nothing better than a vine snake that will take rodents!
  13. dtknow

    dtknow Arachnoking Old Timer

    Wowowow...that is just amazing.

    Anyone have any luck with breeding yet? This gives hope that CB will not be so tough to deal with.
  14. Hedorah99

    Hedorah99 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    How hard was it to get him eating rodents?
  15. Apophis

    Apophis Arachnobaron Old Timer

    It took a while of forcefeeding F/T pinkies. after about 2 months or so I decided to try a live fuzzy mouse, which she ate after about an hour. since then she eats fuzzies/hoppers every time!
  16. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince


    very impressive gettin ahaetulla to eat mice! congrats!
  17. Randolph XX()

    Randolph XX() Arachnoprince Old Timer

    i m just wondering wat is the long term effects if u alter a snake's eating habbit?
    eg. king cobra on rats, vine snakes on mice
  18. dtknow

    dtknow Arachnoking Old Timer

    Well, reading around it seems theirs been a few CB successes(Dallas zoo). Anyone have any info on success themselves? I infer the snakes are livebearers.
  19. burmish101

    burmish101 Arachnobaron

    I dont know about vine snakes, but if you change eating habits of most Boiga(normally eat birds) and try to breed them, the excess calcium from the rodent bones cause the shells of their eggs to become extremely hard and the babies cant hatch out. But Boiga eat birds and vine snakes eat lizards so maybe no problem with vine snake eggs?
  20. dtknow

    dtknow Arachnoking Old Timer

    Ahaetulla are ovoviviparous.