Ophiotropics.com

Indo-Australian

Snake Projects

Welcome

This site brings together what has been running under different websites previously. If you share my ethusiasm for reptiles, in particular snakes, you are at the right place. This website presents quite different stories, but all are connected by a common theme: Snakes of the Indo-Australia. A topic connected to snake farming of the reticulated python, though not obviously, is the project on Biological Rodent Control, which I have been working on for a large part of my professional career. It centers around a protozoan parasite (Sarcocystis singaporensis) that develops in the reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) and rats (Rattus and Bandicota spp.), and is used for rodent control in Southeast Asia. This part is not quite ready yet; there will be coming more. Wagler’s Viper Site (on Tropidolaemus wagleri and related tree vipers) has been online since 2004. I had a lot of positive feedback from visitors, colleagues, and friends. Thanks! Here, the site has freshened up in terms of looks and presentation. Content-wise it is basically the same, but I have been working on some updates and included a new chapter on venom! And more…..plenty of images on snake breeding projects on a snake farm on Sumatra. 

Rodent Management

in Northern Laos

I have been working with local people on rodent management projects in the rugged terrain of the uplands of Northern Laos for quite some years. I tremendously enjoyed this part of my job, although life was not easy all the time. Here is video footage that complements of what I have published on this topic together with others.
© 2004-2019 Thomas Jäkel
Wagler’s Viper Site
© 2004-2019 Thomas Jäkel
Ophiotropics.com

Indo-Australian

Snake Projects

Welcome

This site brings together what has been running under different websites previously. If you share my ethusiasm for reptiles, in particular snakes, you are at the right place. This website presents quite different stories, but all are connected by a common theme: Snakes of the Indo-Australia. A topic connected to snake farming of the reticulated python, though not obviously, is the project on Biological Rodent Control, which I have been working on for a large part of my professional career. It centers around a protozoan parasite (Sarcocystis singaporensis) that develops in the reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) and rats (Rattus and Bandicota spp.), and is used for rodent control in Southeast Asia. This part is not quite ready yet; there will be coming more. Wagler’s Viper Site (on Tropidolaemus wagleri and related tree vipers) has been online since 2004. I had a lot of positive feedback from visitors, colleagues, and friends. Thanks! Here, the site has freshened up in terms of looks and presentation. Content-wise it is basically the same, but I have been working on some updates and included a new chapter on venom! And more…..plenty of images on snake breeding projects on a snake farm on Sumatra. 

Rodent Management in

Northern Laos

I have been working with local people on rodent management projects in the rugged terrain of the uplands of Northern Laos for quite some years. Here are some visual highlights and video footage that complement of what I researched and published on this topic together with others.
Video