Skillelinie

Coluber gemonensis (laurenti)

 

Coluber gemonensis male combat
Coluber gemonensis male combat
 
Coluber gemonensis is one of the smaller members of the genus. It lives in the eastern part of Europe mainly Greece and surrounding countries. Size is up to about 1 meter.  
One melanistic subspecies Coluber gemonensis gyarosensis is known from the island Gyaros (Gioura-Greece). Coluber gemonensis is protected under the Bern-Konvention.
 
Coluber gemonensis hatching
 
All european racers are very agile and interesting reptiles. Coluber gemonesis lives in nature mainly of other reptiles, but adult animals will normally accept rodents as food. They are hard to tame, but will calm down after some time. They are active all day and present themself in the best way in a terrarium with a large surface. The terrarium should be hot and dry. To stimulate breeding behaviour is a hibernation mandatory. We hibernated ours for 3,5 months at 8 - 12 *C and erritorial figths and copulations took place in the spring. 3 - 6 eggs are deposited in a small box filled with moist sphagnum and they hatched after 49 - 51 days at 29 *C. The juveniles are to small to eat mice and must be force fed for months, or fed with small lizards.   
 
 Coluber gemonensis hatchling
Coluber gemonensis hatchling
 
We have bred these snakes in 2 generations. 
 
Coluber gemonensis hatchling
 
Habitate for Caspius, Gemonensis and Najadum (Corfu)