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Alright, Boa Fans...

pitbulllady

Arachnoking
Old Timer
Joined
May 1, 2004
Messages
2,290
Thought I'd give y'all something to drool over tonight, and no, she's not mine, unfortunately. I just didn't have 65K lying around the house that I could blow on a snake.

This is a yearling girl I saw at the Charlotte Repticon show this past weekend:




She is the oldest of three "Increasing Melanin Production" Colombian Boas at the show, and therefore the darkest. This newly-discovered mutation causes the snakes to become increasingly blacker with each shed, even though they start out looking like rather normal baby Boas. It's already been proven to be a co-dominant gene, so hopefully there'll be more of these around in the next few years and the prices will come down to something far below that of the average home or luxury car. These are stunning snakes, though, with amazing iridescence rivaling that of a White-Lipped Python. I actually got to hold this one, and felt really priviledged to have done so. Heck, I'd never heard of these before this weekend, let alone actually seen one!

I did bring home three new snakes myself, a yearling Super Salmon male and a proven adult Salmon Jungle male to hopefully entertain some of my girls this coming season, and a big, sweet ole' TX Rat male with a lot of red in him. Yes, he really is sweet; I'm not being sarcastic. He has a bad nose rub that I'm having to treat, but it should improve with his next shed. I also picked up a couple new T's-couldn't stay outa those for very long, especially not since someone gave me a huge colony of B. dubias. I'm going to keep the little Aphonopelma moderatum at school; no one has said anything about me keeping a huge and temperamental Hogna carolinensis, so I figured I'd go ahead and keep a T on my desk, too.

pitbulllady
 

MichiganReptiles

Arachnobaron
Joined
May 14, 2010
Messages
408
She is stunning! Thank you for posting these pictures and the info about the snake. I look forward to seeing these in the hobby in the future!

Congrats on the new pick ups.. and the new T's!
 

NikiP

Arachnobaron
Old Timer
Joined
Apr 16, 2006
Messages
540
:drool::drool::drool::drool:

I wish I had been able to go this weekend :(
 

Shell

ArachnoVixen AKA Dream Crusher AKA Heartbreaker
Staff member
Joined
Sep 14, 2009
Messages
1,661
That is one amazingly gorgeous snake!! Thank you for sharing, and congrats on the new pickups. :)
 

Dyn

Arachnobaron
Old Timer
Joined
Oct 5, 2009
Messages
364
Thats kind of cool. Depends on how they look when they are alot older... if they are solid black or if they still have random brown markings.
 

whitewolf

Arachnolord
Old Timer
Joined
Nov 11, 2008
Messages
615
Generally I'd say yuck a dark colored snake but in it's case :drool: I like it.
 

odiakkoh

Arachnosquire
Joined
Sep 8, 2010
Messages
57
I'd appriciate it if you guys stopped bumping this thread up. I'm going to have to buy a new keyboard with all this drool on it :p
 
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