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Average Incubation Temperatures For Common Kept Reptiles

 

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Listed here are the average incubation temperatures for common kept reptiles in South Africa. If you would like more information on incubators or on how to build your own incubator see The Basic Reptile Incubator Manual from RepVet Books for more info.

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Average Incubation Temperatures For Common Kept Reptiles:

Species Name

Common Name

ºC

ºF

Avg. Days

Bogertophis subocularis

Trans-pecos Rat Snake

28

82

70

Dasypeltis scabra

Egg-eating Snake

31

88

65

Elaphe bairdi

Bird’s Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe bimacuata

Twin-spotted Rat Snake

28

82

45

Elaphe climacophora

Japanese Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe dione

Dione’s Rat Snake

28

82

20-45

Elaphe guttata emoryi

Great Plains Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe guttata guttata

Corn Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe guttata intermontana

Intermontane Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe guttata rosaceae

Rosy Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe longissima

Aesculapian Snake

28

82

60

Elaphe obsolete lindheimeri

Texas Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe mandarina

Mandarin Rat Snake

28

82

50

Elaphe obsolete obsolete

Black Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe obsolete quadrivittata

Yellow Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe obsolete rossalleni

Everglades Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe situla

Leopard Snake

28

82

60

Elaphe obsolete spiloides

Grey Rat Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe quatuorlineata

Four-lined Snake

28

82

50

Elaphe schrencki anomal

South Amur Rat Snake

28

82

50

Elaphe schrencki schrencki

Russian Rat Snake

28

82

50

Elaphe taeniura friesi

Taiwan Beauty Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe taeniura ridleyi

Cave Racer

28

82

70

Elaphe taeniura taeniura

Chinese Beauty Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe taeniura yunnanensis

Yunnan Beauty Snake

28

82

70

Elaphe vulpina

Fox Snake

28

82

70

Eublepharis macularius

Leopard Geckos

26-32

80-90

43-51

Eublepharis macularius Leopard Geckos (males) 31-32 88-90 43-51
Eublepharis macularius Leopard Geckos (females) 26-27 80-92 43-51

Gonyosoma (Elaphe) oxycephala

Red-tailed Racer

28

82

100

Heterodon nasicus

Western Hognose Snake

28

82

50-55

Hemidactylus frenatus

Chit-chat or House Gecko

29

84

45

Hemidactylus turcicus

Mediterranean Gecko

29

84

45

Lampropeltis calligaster

Prairy King Snake

28

82

60

Lampropeltis getula brooksi

South Florida King Snake

28

82

65-70

Lampropeltis getula californiae

Californian King Snake

28

82

65-70

Lampropeltis getula floridana

Florida King Snake

28

82

65-70

Lampropeltis getula getula

Common King Snake

28

82

65-70

Lampropeltis getula holbrooki

Speckled King Snake

28

82

65-70

Lampropeltis getula nigritus

Mexican Black King Snake

28

82

65-70

Lampropeltis getula splendida

Desert King Snake

28

82

65-70

Lampropeltis mexicana alterna

Grey-Banded King Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis mexicana greeri

Durango King Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana

San Luis Potosi King Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri

Nuevo Leon King Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis pyromelana

Sonoran Mountain Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis ruthveni

Queretaro Mountain King Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis triangulum annulata

Mexican Milk Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli

Pueblan Milk Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis

Honduran Milk Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae

Sinaloan Milk Snake

28

82

65

Lampropeltis zonata

Californian Mountain King Snake

28

82

65

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake

28

82

70

Lamprophis fuliginosus Brown House Snake 28 82 70
Pituophis melanoleucus affinis Sonoran Gopher Snake 28 82 60-65
Pituophis melanoleucus annectans San Diago Gopher Snake 28 82 60-65
Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi Black Pine Snake 28 82 60-65
Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus Northern Pine Snake 28 82 60-65
Pituophis melanoleucus sayi Bull Snake 28 82 60-65
Pogona spp. Bearded Dragon 29 84 42-80
Pogona vitticeps Inland Bearded Dragon 29 84 62
Ptychozoon kuhli Kuhl's Gecko 27 81 70
Ptychozoon lionatum Fringed Gecko 27 81 70
Uromastyx spp. Uromastyx 30-32 86-89 74-100
Xenagama spp. False Uromastyx 30-32 86-89 74-100
 

The Basic Reptile Incubator Manual by Renier Delport

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"If you think I should add more information to this section or think that something is incorrect, contact me and let me know. I would love to hear your ideas or methods you might use that is different than ours."

Last updated 10 March 2006 by Renier Delport

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"Always remember only to buy healthy animals from reputable pet shops and breeders. Make sure to buy animals that are captive bred in South Africa and that it is not illegally imported or caught from the wild."

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