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Pics, pics, pics :2thumb:

Re-organised two of my adult Mangrove's vivariums today, so snapped some pics of the individuals while they waited for their new 'digs' in an empty viv.
First up is big momma, Boiga dendrophila melanota;


Such a calm and placid lady.

Next is a very grumpy Boiga dendrophila dendrophila..
Really surprised how big it has grown since I last had it out, not far off 2m now;


Really intimidating when puffed up and angry.

Having been very busy recently, I have not had the time to be constantly scraping poop from branches or struggling to extract snakes from vivs when they dont want to play along, so I have started streamlining my set-ups, leaving just the necessities that the snakes require.

Pics of the above 2 after their return to their new homes;
B. d. melanota;



B. d. dendrophila;


In these vivs there are now just 2 horizontal removable 'branches', one hide box, one large Ficus benjamina and a small Pothos plant, water bowl and deep substrate with hydroleca underneath, to help keep humidity up. Much easier to clean :no1:

This lady freak shed yesterday, so deserves a quick flick.
Boiga dendrophila dendrophila, Dainty;


And finally, not Mangroves, but related. The Boiga cynodon I have are coming along well, both eating heavily and putting on weight.
The 'male';


I think it is amazing how yellow their actual skin is under their scales (after 2 chicks);


4 more vivs to do, including the B. cynodon final homes. Will get more pics when they are done. Love 'em!
Thanks for looking :thumb:

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Few more pics..

Assist fed the baby B. d. melanota this evening so snapped a couple of the stronger feeding two of the group;


The other two are still being very fussy and frustrating!

One of the Boiga cynodon arrived with a stuck shed and then went blue, but the first shed was so sealed on there that she could not get it loose. Even after many soaks and constant high humidity it ended up being very stuck and she became a rather crispy snake. It was starting to affect her mobility, so I decided to intervene.

I do not recommend anyone to attempt this with any snake, let alone a rear-fanged species, unless completely necessary, you are confident in your abilities and understand when enough is enough for that snake.
She still had a good appetite while blue and with many layers stuck;

She was soaked first and then it was hands on. She was fairly calm when doing her lower body, as I was just allowing her to crawl away and gently massaging the skin off.
But I had to do the head and face, which changed her mood massively. Good restraint technique and delicate handling are required at this stage. Removing the lips and eye caps;

(flip-flops are not a recommended shoe for this operation either!)

All clean and done. Now she can actually see!

The skin really smelt bad, which means it had been there for quite some time!

Always exciting in my basement... :thumb:

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Same B. cynodon 2 hours later. First mouse;

Number two;


Clearly she was unaffected by the quality time we had just spent together.. :thumb:

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This has just made me so so jealous have put up a wanted in the classifieds today finally taking the plunge:2thumb:
 

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This has just made me so so jealous have put up a wanted in the classifieds today finally taking the plunge:2thumb:
Good luck dude. Be patient in your choice of animal!

Stunning stunning stunning :2thumb::2thumb:
I never figured you for a flip flop man :hmm:

Beautiful snakes as always Tom :flrt:
Thanks guys :2thumb:
I like to vary up my footwear for all my photos, I think you will find :whistling2:

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Boiga cynodon viv - complete!

MORE PICS from the basement...

Got the freshly peeled lady B. cynodon out of her RUB and into her freshly decorated vivarium today.
I am very happy with the set-up.. Yet to find out what she thinks, but I have enjoyed decorating it and watching her stealthily exploring every corner since her entry.
Here she is on her way to the tank, looking so clean and pretty;

(for a size reference - that circular mark on the carpet is a foot in diameter..)

My favourite part of her.. :blush:

And in she goes;


The tank in its entirety (excuse the glare);


My plan is to house the pair together in there and see what happens (will mean some long, sleepless nights staring at the viv in the dark!).
Now for her partner to finish his shed and he will join her :thumb:

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The B.cynodon are looking great, very similar to mine, but a little more yellow on the head! I'm sure they'll be piling on weight in no time! What size are they both? Fingers crossed on them being a pair, too!
 

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The B.cynodon are looking great, very similar to mine, but a little more yellow on the head! I'm sure they'll be piling on weight in no time! What size are they both? Fingers crossed on them being a pair, too!
Cheers dude!
They are both eating non stop, pretty much, just had some shedding issues to deal with, which have slowed things a little, but are now coming to an end.
The male is really yellow, especially towards his tail. Will get some pics up when he sheds tonight/tomorrow.
They are a pair :2thumb: She is 7ft+ and the male is about 6ft with a head twice the size of hers.
How big is yours now mate?!
I remember seeing a pic of your B. cynodon recently and it has a slightly more grey/silver coloured head. Must be a locale variation. Will do some research into it and also ask the importer where mine came from :thumb:

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Cheers dude!
They are both eating non stop, pretty much, just had some shedding issues to deal with, which have slowed things a little, but are now coming to an end.
The male is really yellow, especially towards his tail. Will get some pics up when he sheds tonight/tomorrow.
They are a pair :2thumb: She is 7ft+ and the male is about 6ft with a head twice the size of hers.
How big is yours now mate?!
I remember seeing a pic of your B. cynodon recently and it has a slightly more grey/silver coloured head. Must be a locale variation. Will do some research into it and also ask the importer where mine came from :thumb:

Tom
Yeah, just like mine was, with a few shedding difficulties at first but eating anything you put in front of her (I think!). Last time I measured her shed she was pushing 8ft! Yeah, I think it could be! That would be really interesting to know!
 
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to raise a dendro from a "furious at the world" baby to a "curious about the world" scale perfect glowing adult must be one of the most rewarding experiences our hobby has to offer, u sir have my admiration, my envy and my best wishes for continued success :notworthy:

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Pics, pics, pics :2thumb:

Re-organised two of my adult Mangrove's vivariums today, so snapped some pics of the individuals while they waited for their new 'digs' in an empty viv.
First up is big momma, Boiga dendrophila melanota;
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga%202/IMG_0430.jpg]image[/URL]
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga%202/IMG_0425.jpg]image[/URL]
Such a calm and placid lady.

Next is a very grumpy Boiga dendrophila dendrophila..
Really surprised how big it has grown since I last had it out, not far off 2m now;
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga/IMG_0441.jpg]image[/URL]
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga/IMG_0445.jpg]image[/URL]
Really intimidating when puffed up and angry.

Having been very busy recently, I have not had the time to be constantly scraping poop from branches or struggling to extract snakes from vivs when they dont want to play along, so I have started streamlining my set-ups, leaving just the necessities that the snakes require.

Pics of the above 2 after their return to their new homes;
B. d. melanota;
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga%202/IMG_0434.jpg]image[/URL]
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga%202/IMG_0439.jpg]image[/URL]

B. d. dendrophila;
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga/IMG_0446.jpg]image[/URL]

In these vivs there are now just 2 horizontal removable 'branches', one hide box, one large Ficus benjamina and a small Pothos plant, water bowl and deep substrate with hydroleca underneath, to help keep humidity up. Much easier to clean :no1:

This lady freak shed yesterday, so deserves a quick flick.
Boiga dendrophila dendrophila, Dainty;
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga%203/IMG_0421.jpg]image[/URL]

And finally, not Mangroves, but related. The Boiga cynodon I have are coming along well, both eating heavily and putting on weight.
The 'male';
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga%20C/IMG_0389.jpg]image[/URL]

I think it is amazing how yellow their actual skin is under their scales (after 2 chicks);
[URL=http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/A-T-B/Boiga%20C/IMG_0358.jpg]image[/URL]

4 more vivs to do, including the B. cynodon final homes. Will get more pics when they are done. Love 'em!
Thanks for looking :thumb:

Tom
 
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to raise a dendro from a "furious at the world" baby to a "curious about the world" scale perfect glowing adult must be one of the most rewarding experiences our hobby has to offer, u sir have my admiration, my envy and my best wishes for continued success :notworthy:

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:blush: Thank you!

Tom
 
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