It`s My Tonsils Doctor
So while Layne Labs has been good I noticed their sizes are less than what I thought they’d be. Part of my last order was ~75 large rats, and frankly they’re about as big as The Big Cheese’s mediums. They’re just not big enough for the larger boas. Fortunately I picked up some jumbos to feed the Bristow so I’m tapping into that store (they’re around the size my previous larges were, and she’s not here yet so I’ll have a chance to restock before she arrives), and the other snakes will polish off the smaller stuff as they grow. But it means I’ll have to restock sooner than I had planned. Lame!
I may end up trying to grab the guy Ryan Parker uses as a feeder source. It’s a bit of a drive (Houston? Or Dallas, I don’t remember, he doesn’t ship), but the quality looked excellent. Nice, big, clean rats all neatly packaged. Might be worth it.
This girl shed out a little bit ago. A couple more weeks and my quarantines will be ready to come out of quarantine… can’t wait to get these guys into some roomy Pro-Lines!
Species: Common Boa (boa constrictor imperator - BCI)
Morph: OT Hypo Harlequin probable Super Stripe
Produced by: Stuart Lichty
The only fullbody shot I managed of Sunkist the other day, she’s determined to go every which way when she’s out.
Really impressed with how much color she has, she’s dull up top but her sides are drenched in pinks and oranges. Across the board I’ve been impressed with the OT hypos, all of my OT stuff has really nice color. And adding super stripe and harlequin genes (both are color enhancing) makes for a crazy combination in this girl.
seeing massively photoshopped images of snakes, and people think they’re real
tails-n-scales said:Oh wow, those are GORGEOUS!! I can see why you’d be interested in them, I really wish you luck in getting one! Is there a difference between the ones with a spotted pattern and the banded pattern?
No difference, they’re just aberrant patterns that crop up. A lot of folks like how they look as babies but don’t like the adult colors. I like the babies but actually enjoy the adult coloration more.
pixelcroc said:Awesome! I’ve been seeing them on Kingsnake lately and I was wondering if you were getting one soonish. Keogan also has some really nice BHPs.
We’ll see how it goes. He does have some really nice BHPs, the axanthic blackback is amazing and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want one. My first priority is making sure I have plenty of space for the boas, though, so I won’t be picking up a BHP any time soon.
tails-n-scales said:Pictures? :o And wow that’s a long time to wait.
He seems to offer them in the later part of the year. I figured I’d just wait until he offered them again and then I’ll pounce if I’m in the position to do so.
Bismarcks look like this as babies (this is one of the 2013 babies Tom is currently offering on KS):
They go through a color shift as they age, but get more iridescent as they get darker. Tom’s adults maintain a pretty high contrast:
Generally they darken up a great deal, BUT with the darkness comes the iridescence so it’s a bit of a trade-off.
Tom Keogan and I thiiiink Bob Clark both breed them. We’ll see what happens in a year. I like the high contrast but I love the iridescence on the darker ones. I really love their faces too. Feh, I love all of them. They’re smaller than boas and a little more challenging.