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Old 07-16-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
Crotalus Adamanteus - Why so few in the hobby?

I've watched the forums here for a few years now and enjoy looking at the ads and photos. I especially like the venomous section. I have noticed that very few eastern diamondbacks are traded, especially considering how broad their distribution and as common as they are in many areas. Many other crotalids appear regularly in the ads, but it seems that seldom does an EDB come up for sale..

Can anyone tell me why this seems to be?

Old 07-19-2018, 12:28 PM   #2
Do they not thrive in captivity?
Too bulky/difficult to handle when full grown?
Bad combination of "smart" and "venom"?
Shortage of wild caught stock?
Mistaken about being uncommon?
Old 07-23-2018, 09:46 PM   #3
Donald C
I see a decent amount at the larger venomous shows I go to. I also have a few friends that breed them as well.

The one I currently keep has been thriving quite well in my care. It's growing like a weed, with a very healthy feed response and works like a dream.

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