Study

Breeding and rearing of captive Solomon Island ground boas, Candoia carinata paulsoni

  • Published source details Fauci J. (1981) Breeding and rearing of captive Solomon Island ground boas, Candoia carinata paulsoni. Herpetological Review, 12, 60-62.

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Action Category

Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Boas and pythons

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Boas and pythons

    A study in 1973–1978 in Florida, USA (Fauci 1981) found that three of four Solomon Island ground boas Candoia carinata paulsoni reproduced successfully in captivity in at least one of four years. In 1975–1978, four females produced six litters of 16–33 young, though the number of live young/brood varied from 0–100% and in total, 53 of 141 offspring were stillborn. Females reproduced every other breeding season (years taken from table), and one female died after breeding successfully for the second time. One male and two female snakes were acquired in 1973 and two more females were acquired in 1977. Snakes were housed in two glass-fronted wooden cages (90 x 52 x 62 cm; 2 females/cage) with a substrate of ground, dried corn husk. Cages were kept at ambient temperature and humidity during the breeding season.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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