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Michael Bollhorn
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PostSubject: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 17:39

Hey guys,
in september 2010 I get a Boomslang "male". ~ 120 cm.
Black dorsal, green lateral, yellow ventral and only a little bit turquoise blue at the head!

This one:



But see this snake today...
I swear it´s the same snake!





I only remember the color changing from the youngsters to adult after the first year. I never read or heard it from adults...

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 17:59

Hi Michael.
It is known that they do change colour.
Very nice snake you have there!
Also, it might also shed in the next few weeks.
Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 18:12

Thanks Marthinus,
his last shed was one week ago... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 19:00

I see Michael.
Boomslang are one of the most rewarding species once given enough space.
Does yours also check you out when working in the snake room/s?
Very inquisitive species.

All the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 19:10

Yes, they do! Everytime you are in the room you have 8 eyes on you!
They are very intersted in all, curios but never angry. Very calm and reserved snakes!
All eating mice by tweezer.

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 19:24

Funny stuff, hehe.
Keep us updated on how it changes in future.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 19:29

The change you see needs only ~ 6 -10 weeks!
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 19:42

For sure one of the most prettiest snakes I ever saw!
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Sat 9 Apr - 23:21

Very good looking snake!

Never seen a change like this in a snake over a couple of weeks..
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Tue 10 May - 16:38

It's unbelievable, this nice blue "male" laid last Sunday 6 unfertilized eggs!
We have to wait if she changed the color back...
Maby she goes blue like Morelia viridis in pregnancy?

I never checked the sex because a Boomslang in this color with a head like this was a 100% male for me...!

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Tue 10 May - 16:40

Is there a relation between colour changing and diet?
Very interesting ideed.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting color changing at Boomslang (female)...   Tue 10 May - 16:47

I dont't know! Green Tree Python do that but I never heared from colubrids!
Normally the RSA Boomslang females are brown!
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