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Nest Attendance by a Female Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma) in Northeast Thailand

  title={Nest Attendance by a Female Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma) in Northeast Thailand},
  author={Jacques George Hill and Lawan Chanhome and Taksin Artchawakom and Kumthorn Thirakhupt and Harold K. Voris},
The function of egg attendance in pit vipers is understudied and poorly understood. Temperature sensitive radio telemetry was used to study nesting behavior and body temperature in a free ranging, female Calloselasma rhodostoma, which laid and attended a clutch of three eggs at a location in northeast Thailand. Oviposition occurred between 11 and 24 August, 2004 and all eggs had hatched by October 12, 2004 (incubation period = 49-62 days). The small clutch size was probably due to small… 

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