Day 8: The week of the Mexican Garter Snake

Today I present you the last subspecies: Thamnophis eques virgatenuis, the Durango Highlands Garter Snake.

The other 3 described subspecies (carmenensis, patzcuaroensis and megalops) I cannot show you; I only know them from literature and I have never seen them in real life.

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My breeding group of T.e.virgatenuis consist of captive bred specimens originating from  the  area surrounding El Salto (Durango) in Mexico where they occur at an altitude of approximately 3300 meters.

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This subspecies can withstand a 3 month hibernation period at 2 – 8 ⁰C without a problem.

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