Common Names: Broad Banded Mountain Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Oreocryptophis porphyraceus laticinctus
First Described: SCHULZ & HELFENBERGER, 1998
Adult Size: 80-90cm
Temperament: Shy and secretive
Temperature & Humidity Range: Provide a thermal gradient between 28°C(82°F) to 17°C(62°F) *temps never over 28°C/82°F. A humid hide should be present in the enclosure and spray the cage occasionally with tepid water
Brumation: 6 weeks at 18°-19°C (64°- 67°F)
Reproduction: Typically 3-8 eggs are laid per clutch taking approx 56 days to hatch at an incubation temperature of 27°C
Known Mutations: None Known at Present
A couple of breeders have hatched O. p.laticinctus which have an anerythristic appearance, this 'different' colouration changed to normal after one or more sloughs.
Captive Bred Localities:
Natural History: A terrestrial and diurnal species that occur in tropical mountains at altitudes of 1000 - 2600m. Also found on the edges of farmland.
Native To: Malaysia, Cameron Highlands
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IUCN Red List: Not Listed