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The boa is a beauty. He's moved up to hoppers finally but he's still got some growing to do. They're very aggressive but I can take him out to handle at night (lights out in a few hours)
 
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I actually traded that eddy for an offer I couldn't refuse. I did however manage to get another baby TC'd eddy from Native Exotics. It's maybe 3/4 of an inch across I figure it will acclimate better to my conditions if it starts as a baby.

The first plant you had wasn't "a baby"?? :ohno:
And 68F nights are far too warm, as Hawken suggested.
 
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SubRosa

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The boa is a beauty. He's moved up to hoppers finally but he's still got some growing to do. They're very aggressive but I can take him out to handle at night (lights out in a few hours)

They're very easy to handle if you're paying attention and have reasonably good reflexes. Their strike is very slow by snake standards, and easily avoidable if you're paying attention. By distracting them with one hand your other hand can become the branch supporting the snake. Once you have them in hand they're no problem except to anything that moves around you.
 
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I actually think the temps may be ok (for now), as long as the plant doesn't dry out during the hottests parts of the day. Nepenthes fresh from TC are much more sensitive than ones that have been harded off (do you mean that the plant from NE is straight out of TC, or that it is a TC clone?).
 

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I believe in miracles.

I stopped believing when I realized no pictures are going to be posted.
(I guess im still halfway curious to see the current eddie.)
Also, If you dont mind me asking, What exactly did you trade for? The snake??
 
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SubRosa

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I stopped believing when I realized no pictures are going to be posted.
(I guess im still halfway curious to see the current eddie.)
Also, If you dont mind me asking, What exactly did you trade for? The snake??

Well said sir!
 

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The boa is a beauty. He's moved up to hoppers finally but he's still got some growing to do. They're very aggressive but I can take him out to handle at night (lights out in a few hours)

They're very easy to handle if you're paying attention and have reasonably good reflexes. Their strike is very slow by snake standards, and easily avoidable if you're paying attention. By distracting them with one hand your other hand can become the branch supporting the snake. Once you have them in hand they're no problem except to anything that moves around you.

I think the biggest problem I see is that they're being housed together. Snakes are not lightweight creatures. I can just imagine it deciding to bask on top of the "eddy's" pot and smooshing the plant. Even frogs (except for the smaller dartfrogs), have a tendency to tear up vivarium plants with their activity. The only animal terrarium I'd consider keeping a precious plant in would be for something light and unobtrusive, like a spider or other carnivorous insect.
 
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Pics please. I think nepenthes are more adaptable than people think. Good luck!


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I would never risk housing any plant worth more than 30 dollars with a live animal. Period. If you must house it with the snake, could you set up a cube made out of plastic with a mesh top to protect the plant?
 
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I would never risk housing any plant worth more than 30 dollars with a live animal. Period. If you must house it with the snake, could you set up a cube made out of plastic with a mesh top to protect the plant?

It's been fine so far! I'll probably get a bigger tank soon so there's more room for him. I should be able to repot it if it gets knocked over right?
 
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It's been fine so far! I'll probably get a bigger tank soon so there's more room for him. I should be able to repot it if it gets knocked over right?

I just find it surprising you're willing to risk an expensive plant like that. I wouldn't base anything off of "so-far". What if it gets upotted while you're gone? You'd have a dead plant for sure.
 
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