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Old 04-22-02, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The evolution of cb snake. Wants your opinions

I was thinking about it and would like your opinion on this. Sorry, I post this question on kingsnake too but I'ld like to hear what everyone think...

Does cb python evolute to adapt to their new condition? Well, maybe not "evolute" but, more like adaptation... Bad english, sorry, let me explain.

A while ago, people where telling to keep blood python at 80% and up humidity and that they would catch RI if kept at anything lower then that. Now that there more cb availlable, their care has change. Now people say that 60-65 is fine for them. I think the same thing happen with gtp, right?

Is that because the first thought on this was wrong or that cb python are addapting themself to their new captive habitat? I look at my wlp and wander if, in a few years, we'll discover they live well at 60% insted of the 80%.

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Old 04-22-02, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have also heard that humidity for a c.b. blood can be 60% and for w.c. or hatched it should be higher to avoid r.i.'s I don't know the reason for this but I do think snakes adapt to a certain degree. If you look at them in the wild they do not 'hang around' with other snakes(unless they're feeling frisky ) But in captivity if they are housed together they will hide together and sorta 'hang around' each other. This is just information I have gathered from other keepers....I don't house mine together.
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i think tolerance is a better word to use. It is obviously best to keep animals as close to the conditions of the environment they are used to.
However, they will tolerate some other conditions.

Both adaptation and evolution are long term processes and would occur over a much greater time than we have been keeping herps...but they do acclimate to certain conditions (this is what I think you mean)

They probably acclimate to conditions that are reasonably similar to their native environment. When you say 60-65% humidity is "fine" for bloods, you are probably correct, becasue they can tolerate it because it is reasonably similar to their native environment.

I dont think theior care is changing, I do think, however, that the more generations produced in captivity the less "fragile and susceptable" the species is.

anyways, thats just my opinion
Im not even sure I said anything useful OR answered your question...sorry
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