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     All animals pictured on this page are in our collection, and owned by us. The photos were taken by us, unless otherwise labeled. We are always looking for unrelated specimens. If you have something for sale, please contact us.

     The 7 photos below were taken by us, unless otherwise labeled, of some animals that used to be in our collection. The animals pictured below those 7, are in our collection now.

           

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8 . 7  Naja siamensis  -  Indochinese Spitting Cobra

(Black & White Spitting Cobra, Isan Spitting Cobra, Naja isanensis)

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CB'11 Male

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CB'11 Female

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CB'12 Male

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CB'13 Male

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CB'13 Female

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CB'06 Male

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CB'09 Female

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CB'15 Male

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CB'15 Male

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CB'15 Female

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CB'15 Female

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2013? Male

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CB'15 Female

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     The female at left died on 01/04/13. She was a great girl and when bred to high-white males, produced some very nice offspring, including Sia-003-07-F above.

R.I.P.  We will miss you.

     Other than the Monocled Cobra morphs, the Indochinese Spitting Cobras are probably the most commonly kept and bred Cobras in the USA. We purchased the CB'99 female, now deceased, from a friend on 10/26/02. We bred the CB'99 female to a CB'02 male in 2006 and 2007. They are easy to keep and work with, and most don't spit very often at all.

     *Our male ID # Sia-019-06-M, below, was produced by us from a clutch of 11.6 hatchlings back in 2006 from completely black parents. We got him back in May 2013. He is almost completely black having only a few white dots in the center of some of his ventral scales. He is also very big at 68" / 172.7 cm long. Maximum length is considered to be about 160 cm. His mother and father are shown below..

 

   
Sia-019-06-M                       Mother                       Father

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Most of the information below was taken from the website: Asiatic Naja by Wolfgang Wuster

Pattern & Color:

Highly variable. Specimens from northern and eastern Thailand tend to be uniformly light brown, olive, sometimes distinctly greenish, often with a somewhat faded appearance.

Specimens from central Thailand are highly variable. Some have a very contrasting black-and-white pattern, with or without speckling and cross-banding, and a light venter with or without broad dark cross-bands, others are some shade of brown or grayish brown, with or without lighter cross-bands on dorsum, often with several broad dark bands across belly.

Others, especially from the west, are uniformly black.

Hood mark in northern, eastern and southeastern Thailand V, U, or, most commonly, spectacle-shaped, but often very indistinct or absent altogether; in central Thailand, H-shaped hood marks are also common, but hood marks are often absent altogether.

Scalation:

Around Hood - 25 - 31

Mid-body - 19 - 21

Before Vent - 13 - 15

Ventral - 153 - 174

Sub-caudal - 41 - 54  basal pairs sometimes undivided.

 

 

 

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Size:

Usually 90-130 cm, maximum 160 cm.

Distribution:

Thailand (as far south as Surat Thani Province, but probably not further south), western Laos, Cambodia, southern Vietnam.

Taxonomic comment:

Often mislabeled as Naja sputatrix. The N. sputatrix is never black and white, and normally lacks any clearly defined pattern.

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Some of the information on this page may have been copied from the publications below.

WCH Clinical Toxinology Resources

The University of Adelaide, Australia

http://www.toxinology.com/

The Snakes of Thailand and Their Husbandry

by Merel J. Cox

Handbook To The Dangerously Venomous Snakes Of Myanmar

by Alan E. Leviton, George R. Zug, Jens V. Vindum, and Guinevere O.U. Wogan

Venomous Snakes: Snakes in the Terrarium

by Ludwig Trutnau

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L. CHANHOME, M.J. COX, T. VASARUCHAPONG, N. CHAIYABUTR, V. SITPRIJA (2011) Characterization of venomous snakes of Thailand Asian Biomedicine Vol. 5 No. 3 June 2011; 311-328 pdf

LAWAN CHANHOME, DVM; PIBOON JINTAKUNE, MSc; HENRY WILDE, MD,FACP; MEREL J. COX, MS (2001) Venomous snake husbandry in Thailand (Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 12, 17-23 (2001) pdf

 

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