Study

Reproduction in captive eyelash vipers, Bothrops schlegeli

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Vipers

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

    A study in 1985–1986 in the USA (Hitchiner 1987) found that eyelash vipers Bothrops schlegeli bred successfully in captivity. In 1986, two females gave birth to 15 and 18 live young each following gestation periods of at least 237 and 338 days. In 1985, two females were placed with a male in a glass aquarium (60 x 40 x 32 cm). The male was removed one month later. Temperatures varied from 19–35°C under a heat lamp each day.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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