The Snake King
Description and distribution:
The snake king of San Luis is a snake native to northern Mexico and southern States. He frequents places desert, forest and mountain.
This beautiful species is thought to include in its color was a false coral snake king, yet it is just like the getulus Lampropeltis ssp.
The colors are types of Lampropeltis mexicana drawings ringed red or orange-gray alternating more or less dark. There are three subspecies of Lampropeltis mexicana:
Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana-
These three subspecies are distinguished by their colors can be more or less marked, their scales, and the number of eggs during spawning:
6 eggs for Lampropeltis Mexican thayeri and Greer while mexicana mexicana in 12 ponds on average. This species has a fairly quiet night habits and land, it has a very important activity at night. The average size of 90cm. As all this is a snake Lampropeltis ophiophage.
Terrarium and maintenance:
a terrarium of 60 * 40 * 40 is usually sufficient to maintain a single specimen, the terrarium is a semi desert and will be installed like any terrarium: water dish and hiding substrate temperatures suitable for the species: Day 28 - 30 degrees hot and cold spot about 25 degrees at night and point High Chairs cold spot will be 20-22 ° C. because this snake lives in a semi-desert humidity should be in the range of 45-50%. The lighting will be provided by daylight or by a tube UV.
The only downside of this species is that some juveniles are quite difficult to start as the Lampropeltis alterna.
To hope for the reproduction of Lampropeltis the couple must have been at rest for a little over two months to around 13 ° C, this step is usually required. Incubation takes approximately fifty days and the incubator will be a temperature of 28 ° C. The number of eggs depend on the subspecies: 6 on average for the rig and the thayeri
12 for the average Mexican.
The young will hatch was about 20cm.