A description of a clutch of the Indo-Chinese rat snake, Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837), with notes on an instance of twinning

  • Published source details Dieckmann S., Norval G. & Mao J.J. (2014) A description of a clutch of the Indo-Chinese rat snake, Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837), with notes on an instance of twinning. Herpetology Notes, 7, 397-399.


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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 in 2011–2013 in Taiwan (Dieckmann et al. 2014) reported that a pair of Indo-Chinese rat snakes Ptyas korros reproduced successfully in captivity. In 2013, one female produced a clutch of six eggs, four of which hatched successfully. One egg was infertile, and one contained twin snakes that died before hatching. In 2011, a pair of rat snakes were brought into captivity. Eggs were placed in an incubator, where temperatures varied from 28°C during the day and 24°C at night.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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