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Captive breeding of the Montane trinket snake (Coelognathus helena monticollaris) at Pilikula Biological Park, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

  • Published source details Lobo J.V. & Sreepada K.S. (2015) Captive breeding of the Montane trinket snake (Coelognathus helena monticollaris) at Pilikula Biological Park, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. The Herpetological Bulletin, 133, 29-30.

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Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Colubrids

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Colubrids

    A study (year not provided) in a captive setting in Pilikula Biological Park, Karnataka, India (Lobo & Sreepada 2015) reported that montane trinket snakes Coelognathus helena monticollaris bred successfully in captivity. Two females laid one clutch each of eight and 12 eggs respectively, and 100% of eggs hatched successfully. Two pairs of adult montane trinket snakes were acquired and housed in one enclosure (2 x 2 m) with a soil and leaf litter substrate, along with some plants, deadwood, stones and a water pit. Temperatures were maintained at 22–28°C, and humidity was 80–90%. Eggs were removed and incubated in a plastic box with a soil substrate at 25–28°C and 80–90% humidity.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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