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 Titel:  2. Edition Carpet Pythons
New edition from December 2015
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 Titel:  A Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus) nesting at a hight
Published in: Litteratura Serpentium, Volume 26 - 3
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 Titel:  Black Python Morelia boeleni
The book is published till the 30. May 2009. It is written by Ari Flagle und Eric Stoops. Because I`m the editor of this book (so it is a bit my "baby" as well) I`ve placed it under "Own Publication`s".......
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 Titel:  Litteratura Serpentium 2006 Vol. 26 Nr.3
A Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) nesting at a height of over two meters
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 Titel:  Litteratura Serpentium 2009 Vol. 29 Nr.2
Care and breeding of the Papua Carpet Python Morelia spilota harrisoni
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 Titel:  Morelia carinata keeping and breeding
Keeping & Breeding Morelia carinata Rough Scale Python

I got a group of 2,3 M. carinata from BfN from a seizure end 2011th.
All five animals were at the handover about a year old. Housed them first individually in small glass terrarium with the dimensions of 30 x 30 x 30cm, each installed with a middle crossbar ( for resting and hunting ).
Unfortunately initially have all five jungster refused to eat - just as the other four remaining in the reptile sanctuary in Munich.
As I have previously kept and bred many tree pythons -and the rough scale python a close relative I added a "large" plastic plant - wich was successful when i had the same problem with my young M. viridis.
A week later, all five M. carinata had readily accepted food, this "trick" I have passed on and also in Munich have then all eaten promptly.
After one to two years, I transferred all of them to a larger terrarium, which almost all again acknowledged with several weeks of anorexia.
The now grown-up animals I have all individually housed in terrariums of about 90 x 60 x 90cm large terrarium with plenty of branches, a hiding box, a large bowl of water and some real plants. The terrariums are heated either by a underfloor heating or by hotspots, the daytime temperature is on average between 24 - 29 ° C in general (depending on where in the terrarium) and on the heating, or under the spotlight around 40 ° C, at night the temperature drops to around 20 - 22 ° C.
Once or twice a week I spray vigorously, thereby I reach for several hours a RLF of about 100%, the rest of the time is the RLF at about 60 - 70% by.
After a "winter time" with reduced temperatures occurred early 2015 to the first pairings.
In mid-May, the first female laid 15 eggs and at the end of May has one more females laid 19 eggs, both females were at this time about five years old.
Both clutches were transferred to an incubator and in the usual way and
manner incubated (at 31 ° C).
After 61 / 62 days then slipped about 90% of the Hatchlings (remaining eggs had died during incubation).
All Hatchlings were about the size of newly hatched M. spilota, but slimmer and the neck is very thin, but quite large heads (similar to young M. viridis).After removal from the incubator, I washed all juveniles housed and individually in small terrariums (20 x 20 x20cm) gender-determined (popped).
All terrariums have household paper (kitchen roll) as a floor covering, a crossbar and a water bowl.
Since I could hardly accommodate plants in so small terrariums, I got the idea to hang a camouflage net (see picture) all by terrariums - regarding known from Australia feeding problems in hatchlings / of this kind may to Avoid. And indeed, after about 2 - 3 weeks all of them had shaded and 80% of all juveniles took without hesitation the first attempt to feed. Offer after the second feed already devoured 90% of all hatchlings. Overall, I needed "only" two juveniles forced feeding, but even that only twice, afterwards they also willingly accepted food.
After eight weeks they took already several offspring of mine frozen food from the tweezers.
Further cultivation prepared no difficulties.
Images to this article you`ll find on my homepage www.morelia-spilota.de

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 Titel:  Practical Reptile Keeping Oct. 2010
The complete carpet python guide Part1
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 Titel:  Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Morelia spilota cheynei......
Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Morelia spilota cheynei and Morelia spilota harrisoni: Infection and treatment. Litteratura Serpentium 25 (4): 242 – 246.

This article is bilingual, Dutch/English.

Please klick on pseudom and you can read this article.

Link through the hp of ESS = http://www.snakesociety.nl/Y0/y0-index.htm
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 Titel:  Python regius - Das Kompendium
McCurley, Kevin: Python regius - Das Kompendium.


Frankfort 2006, HC, 328 pp., more than 470 full-colour photos.


Edited by Marc Mense. This book features chapters dealing with genetics by Matthias Rath an an extensive bibliography compiled by Marc Mense. The photos show more than 160 colour morphs of the Ball Python.


ISBN 3-89973-458-0

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 Titel:  Rautenpythons
Rautenpythons(a english version comes out in 2007!!!).

In this book I write on the more then 200 pages a lot about general informations, like: Systematic; Description; Habitats and Habits; Food; Health; Keeping and breeding in the Terrarium; Colour morphs; Short description & Species key; and much much more....
In the “Species chapter” I write about the following species / subspecies:
Morelia bredli – Bredl`s Python; Morelia carinata – Rough Scaled Python; Morelia spilota spilota – Diamond Python; Morelia spilota cheynei – Jungle Carpet Python; Morelia spilota harrisoni – Papuan Carpet Python; Morelia spilota imbricata – Southwestern Carpet Python; Morelia spilota mcdowelli – Coastal Carpet Python; Morelia spilota metcalfei –Inland Carpet Python; and Morelia spilota variegata – Darwin Carpet Python.
The foreword is written by the famous herpetologist Mark O`Shea (www.markoshea.tv), and I`m very thankful and proud the same time.

This 208 pages extensive book has 205 color photos and 14 graphics and is a hardcover version (price )39,80 €.
ISBN 3-937285-48-2

A English version comes in autumn 2008.
Link to the publisher: http://www.ms-verlag.de/relaunch/buch/einzelanzeige.php?nr=133
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 Titel:  Reptilia Nr. 84
Interview with John Berry
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 Titel:  Rescue of a probably smuggled Ladder Snake .......
Rescue of a probably smuggled Ladder Snake (Rhinechis scalaris). - Litteratura Serpentium, 25-2 June 2005, 91 – 95 - In this article I write about a unusual rescue of a probably smuggled Ladder Snake. This article is bilingual, Dutch/English.

Link zur HP der ESS = http://www.snakesociety.nl/Y0/y0-index.htm


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 Titel:  Review of the Australo-Papuan Carpet Python complex......... Litteratu
A Review of the Australo-Papuan Carpet Python complex (Morelia bredli, Morelia carinata and Morelia spilota), with a key to the species. - Litteratura Serpentium, 24-4 Dezember 2004, 178 – 204 – In this article I describe all Carpet Pythons (9 species/subspecies) as good as possible and I offer a species key after the main text. This article is bilingual, Dutch/English.

Please klick on LitSerp24_4.pdf and you can read this article.

Link through the hp of ESS = http://www.snakesociety.nl/Y0/y0-index.htm
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 Titel:  Snakebite with consequenses
Snakebite with consequences. - Herptile 30-1, 29-31 – In this article I write about a bite I receive from a Jungle Carpet Python (Morelia spilota cheynei) and the consequences.

Please klick on Herpt30_1.pdf and you can read this article.

Link through the hp of the IHS: http://www.international-herp-society.co.uk

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 Titel:  Terraria Nr. 17 Carpet Pythons

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Further Literature


 Titel:  A Book Of Snakes. Boas and Pythons. Picture Book
A Book of Snakes (Boas & Pythons)

This “Picture Book” is written by Bob Clark, Yoshio Ito, Eriko Miyai, Osamu Sunagawa, Hiroaki Kimura and Osamu Tanaka. On the bit more then 130 pages you`ll find great and often unique photos. But nevertheless it is called a picture book, I was a bit disappointed because even the subtitle under each photo is very sparse, that you can read only the common name of the shown snake (no latin name, nore the mutation –Albino; Granite etc….). Another time I was surprised to I find several pages with advertising in this book (but now I think positive about that, because of that I go introduced to Japanese homepages…..).
Officially this book is bilingual (English/Japanese) but because all of the main informations are only printed in Japanese this book is only limited recommended (for every body who is only interested in fantastic photos it is to be recommended).

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 Titel:  A Complete Guide To Reptiles Of Australia
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 Titel:  A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland
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 Titel:  A Field Guide to the Snakes and Lizards of New South Wales
A Field Guide to the Snakes and Lizards of New South Wales, from Gerry Swan is a real “Field Guide”. On more of 200 pages of this book you`ll find every Reptile on one page, with one photo, a distribution map and a short description. Because there are not so many Pythons in NSW you “only” can find Aspidites ramsayi, Antaresia maculosus, A. stimsoni, Morelia spilota spilota and M. s. ssp. (variegata). Hence the distribution maps are that great, this book will be an enrichment in the library of every “Python enthusiast”!!

ISBN 0 9590203 9

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 Titel:  A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea
A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea from Mark O`Shea is the most comprehensive –and most famous- book about the serpents of Papua New Guinea. This 1996 published book has 239 pages, where you can find on the pages 62 – 87 a chapter about the Boids of PNG. To this following python species - Morelia viridis, M. amethistina, M. s. harrisoni (variegata), M. boeleni, Leiopython albertisii, Bothrochilus boa, Apodora papuana and Liasis mackloti (fuscus) - you`ll find always informations about the Description, Habitat, Habits, Diet, Taxonomic note and Distribution. Fantastic photos, great maps and a lot quite interesting and often unique informations make this book for all “Herpers” indispensable and for a “Morelia- Python fan” to a must in their libary!!
ISBN 981-00-7836-6

Link zur HP von Mark O`Shea http://www.markoshea.tv
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 Titel:  Australian Reptiles & Frogs
Australian Reptiles & Frogs from Raymond T. Hoser goes published the first time in 1989. This book counts a bit more then 230 pages with a lot of great and often unique photos from the Australian Reptiles and their habitats. The informations to the single species/subspecies are always short, like you`ll know it from a field guide, but mostly with a distribution map.
You`ll find in this book the following Python species/subspecies: Aspidites ramsayi, A. melanocephalus (incl. a extraordinary Black Head = very whitish), Antaresia childreni, A. maculosus, A. perthensis, A. stimsoni, Liasis olivaceus, Morelia amethistina, M. bredli, M. viridis, M. oenpelliensis, M. spilota spilota, M. s. metcalfei, M. s. mcdowelli, M. s. variegata and some hybrids. All in all this book is very much to be recommended, because beside a lot of general informations it shows lot of the Australien Reptiles and the Australian nature.

ISBN 0-947068-08-2

Link to Raymond Hoser: http://www.smuggled.com
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 Titel:  Australian Snakes
Australien Snakes (A Natural History) from Prof. Dr. Richard Shine.
Most of you will know the name R. Shine very well, as he is well known for his publications about different snakes (a lot about Pythons - I will emphasizing here esp. his great works about the Diamondpython M. s. spilota). This is a great and unique book in that you`ll find fantastic photos and a huge portion of information about the Australian Snakes. This book cares mainly about the natural history of the snakes, not about the keeping and breeding in the Terrarium. You`ll find detailed informations about: Anatomy – Evolution – Where Snakes Live – The Behaviour of Snakes – The Sex Live of Snakes – Snake Life Histories – What Snake eat – Snakes and Humans and much much more. This book is a “must” for everybody who “makes in snakes”!!! A enrichment for every library!!


ISBN 0 7301 0389 7

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 Titel:  Australian Tropical Reptiles & Frogs
This small book (around 70 pages) is made like a „Field Guide“, so you`ll find “only” general information through every species / subspecies. But because in this book are a lot of distribution maps and fantastic photos, I will recommend this book to everyone who is interested in reptiles. You`ll find the following Python species in this book: Aspidites melanocephalus, Antaresia maculosus (childreni), Liasis fuscus, Liasis olivaceus, Morelia viridis, M. amethistina and M. spilota (cheynei).



ISBN 0 9589942 3 4
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 Titel:  Beytrag zur Klassifikation......der Gattung der Riesenschlangen (Boa)
This Facsimile is only in German available, please see on our German homepage at „Literatur“..........

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 Titel:  Die Zukunft der Arten
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 Titel:  DRACO "Riesenschlangen"
Only in German available...please see on our German homepage at "Literatur".....
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 Titel:  DRACO "Schlangen"
Only in German available...please see on our German homepage at "Literatur".....
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 Titel:  Elaphe
The ELAPHE magazine is brought out by the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde (DGHT). I am a member of this Society, so I came through the gender four times a year to read this interesting herp. magazine. The topics are mixed on the mostly 80 – 100 pages. For all “herpers” who has a wide interesting in Reptiles and Amphibians, a must!!

(Only in German available)


You find more information`s on the hp of the DGHT: http://www.dght.de

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 Titel:  Ernährung von Schlangen
Sorry, "only" in German available............please see the German version of Morelia spilota.com...............
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 Titel:  Herptile
The HERPTILE magazine is brought out by the INTERNATIONAL HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY (IHS). I am a member of this Society, so I came through the gender four times a year to read this interesting herp. magazine. The topics are mixed, on the mostly 40 – 60 pages. For all “herpers” who has a wide interesting in Reptiles and Amphibians, a must!!


You find more information`s on the hp of the IHS: http://www.international-herp-society.co.uk
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 Titel:  Keeping Carpet Pythons
The book Keeping Carpet Pythons from S. Kortlang & D. Green is with 40 pages sadly a quite small book. Nevertheless you`ll find a lot of general informations, good photos, maps and some drawings. Hence all informations to the species/subspecies are very short (like you`ll know from a Fild Guide), and some informations (outdoor enclosures) are made only for Australian keepers (or people who lives in a pretty warm country) this book is mainly for “Carpet Python Freaks” who will read all they could get (like me...)....so, all in all, I could imagine the “normal Pythonfan” will be a little disappointed.


ISBN 0 9586050 8 4


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 Titel:  Litteratura Serpentium
The LITTERATURA SERPENTIUM goes published by the EUROPEAN SNAKE SOCIETY (ESS). On the mostly 50 – 60 pages you`ll find exclusively articles around the topic “Snake”, as well as the ESS will exclusively employ with snakes (see for example every year the European Snake Day in Houten, NL). Every member of the ESS get this bilingual Magazine (Dutch/English) four times a year. The LITTERATURA SERPENTIUM and the ESS is to everybody who “makes in snakes” very very much to be recommended (esp. to authors too!!) !!!


Link through the hp of ESS = http://www.snakesociety.nl/Y0/y0-index.htm
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 Titel:  Morelia viridis Das Kompendium
German edition..........please look on the German side of Morelia-spilota.com........
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 Titel:  Ophiolatreia
Sorry, "only" in German available.............please see the German version of Morelia spilota.com...................
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 Titel:  Pythons of Australia
Pythons of Australia
This 1997 published book counts slightly more then 200 pages, and is written by Brian A Kend. The general chapter and the species section is approx. 50-50. In the middle of the book you`ll find great photos (sadly a bit small by the size). Some rare photos, like for example of a Carpet Python from the Cape York peninsula, or a M. s. cheynei from Cape Tribulation let the heart beat faster of every Carpet Python fan ……. Several maps, diagrams and illustrations make this book complete. All in all this book is very to be recommended!!

ISBN 0-9657446-1-2


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 Titel:  Pythons of Australia
This book has around 100 pages and is written by Geordie Torr. You`ll find in this book a general section (with for example Evolution; Taxonomy; Anatomy; up to cage design etc.) and a species chapter. A lot of works of the famous Herpetologist Prof. Dr. R. Shine are worked out in this book (no wonder, G. Toor was a student of R. Shine). These works are a enrichment for this book, without any doubt. Beside some diagrams, illustrations and maps, you`ll find very spectacular photos (for example of M. s. cheynei from Cape Tribulation; or a white Olive Python etc.). This book is very much to be recommended!!

ISBN 1-57524-1149-8

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 Titel:  Pythons of the World
PYTHONS OF THE WORLD Volume I, Australia from David G. and Tracy M. Barker is in my opinion one of the most important books about Australian Pythons at all. On the 171 pages you find everything about Description, Sex determination, Size, Distribution, Habitat, Feeding, Breeding, Eggs, Hatchlings, and often a Comment to every species / subspecies. After this text there attached is mostly a table. There you can find very comfortable all available datas about the reproduction. The fantastic and often unique photos in the middle of the book, plus a lot of good maps make this book to an absolutely must for everybody who will gain a better and deeper knowledge on this Boids. A great book!! Very very much to be recommended!!!


Link to David and Tracy Barker: http://www.vpi.com
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 Titel:  Reptile and Amphibian Variants
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 Titel:  REPTILE CARE
REPTILE CARE May / June 2005


In this issue you`ll find on the pages 15 – 18 an article from Pete Blake about the Diamondpython (Morelia spilota spilota). Sadly this article is a bit superficial (and because of that only less helpful). And on the few photos more or less always the same animal is to see, that is the reason why I can recommended this issue (article) only limited to the Carpet Python fan.

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 Titel:  REPTILES
REPTILES Annual 2003


In this Magazine you`ll find an interesting article from Bob Clark & Charles Acheson (Carpet Pythons In Captivity & Nature). Some basic informations plus good photos, to be recommended!!

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 Titel:  REPTILES
REPTILES October 2004


In this issue you`ll find on the pages 44 – 57 a great article from Will & Mary Leary (Rediscover the Spectacular Carpet Python). Much informations incl. a lot of fantastic photos!! Very much to be recommended!!

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 Titel:  REPTILES
REPTILES February 2003


In this issue is no article about Pythons, but about the herpetologist Mark O`Shea (www.markoshea.tv). Very interesting article with unbelievable photos, very much to be recommended!!

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 Titel:  Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia
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 Titel:  REPTILIA "Pythons"
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 Titel:  REPTILIAN
REPTILIAN August 1998


In this issue you`ll find a double page with a small article from Jon Yuhasz about the Jungle Carpet Python (Morelia spilota cheynei). Because the photos are real dark and the article is very short this issue is not a “Must” for Carpet Python enthusiasts.

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 Titel:  Salamandra
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 Titel:  Schlangen
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 Titel:  Snakes Alive
The book Snakes Alive from John Cann works out the topic of Human being who argue their life by working with snakes of the 19. and beginning 20. century in Australia. On the 190 pages you`ll find anything about Exhibitor, Snake Experts, Antidote Sellers etc. from that time. A lot of b&w photos (on which you can see often Australian Python`s too) and some drawings, plus these very interesting (and partly strange/curious) informations makes this book to a “Must” for everybody who is interested in this topic!!


ISBN 0-9713197-1-5
(USA)

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 Titel:  Snakes of Australia
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 Titel:  Snakes of Western Australia
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 Titel:  Taxonomy, Life History And Conservation Of Giant Reptiles..........
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 Titel:  The biology and management of the Diamondpython and Carpet Python in
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 Titel:  The Complete Chondro
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 Titel:  The Reproductive Husbandry of Pythons and Boas.
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 Titel:  The Snakes of Australia
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