Genetics For Herpers
Genetics For Herpers is a great way to learn genetics. This book starts with the basics and teaches everything you need to know in order to understand the role that genetics plays in breeding. The book is 84 pages (7½" x 5½") and includes over 120 illustrations plus a glossary. Click here to learn more or order.
Mexican Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata trivirgata)
Beautiful snakes with wide brownish black and light golden-tan stripes. Very clean striping for a high contrast look. These are perhaps our favorite rosy, they really stand out. Like all Rosy Boas, they are gentle, easy to handle, feed readily, and make great pets for beginning snake keepers. Most females mature at just over two feet, with males slightly smaller. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Hypo Bay of LA Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata saslowi)
We started seeing very light colored specimens amongst some of our babies some years ago. After a couple generations of testing, we determined the look to be caused by a recessive gene. Hypos are much lighter and brighter, and are truly pretty babies! These guys come from the Bahia De Los Angeles region of Baja, Mexico. Like other L. t. saslowi, they mature at about two feet and are very gentle. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Otay Lake Unicolor Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca)
Not too far from the Barrett Lake locality is Otay Lake. This is another of the rare U.S. populations of 'unicolored' snakes. Adults are nearly solid brown, suffused with blackish blue spotting and with a rosy-gray venter, hence the name 'roseofusca'. Fully grown adults look exactly like the dark granite outcroppings in which they reside. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Dome Rock Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata arizonae)
Found on the dirt Pipe Line Road that parallels Interstate 10 through the Dome Rock Mountain range of Arizona. Very variable in color and pattern. Clean orange to root beer jagged stripes on a tannish-slate background. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Corn Springs Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata gracia)
Corn Springs is located in the Chuckwalla Mountains, Riverside County, California. Rock outcroppings along the dirt road leading to the springs are the source of this hard-to-find form. Like many California desert localities, they are strikingly marked with bright orange stripes on a creamy-gray background. Click here to learn more/see adults.
What do all these numbers and stuff mean?
The description of each specimen is followed by the sex of the specimen, it's date of birth, a stock number identifying the specimen, and the selling price. Photos are of the exact specimen listed, most are taken inside a standard 8oz deli cup for size comparison, and are updated as time permits.
Understanding our stock numbers may prove helpful in identifying unrelated specimens:
- F021-01M indicates a 2006 hatching (we started this code in 2001 with 'A', 2002 is 'B' and so on).
- F021-01M indicates the clutch number for that year, and thus all specimens listed as F021- are from the same clutch.
- F021-01M indicates this is the first male from that clutch. F021-03F would the third female from that clutch.
CB - Captive Bred, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from parents kept in captivity.
CH - Captive Hatched, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from a gravid wild-caught female.
WC - Wild-Caught. While all of our stock is produced here, some of it is produced from wild-caught adults that we maintain. We will occasionally sell some of the breeder animals as surplus.
LTC - Long Term Captive, usually followed by year of capture. Applies only to WC animals, indicates they have been maintained for a long period in captivity and are very well established.
50%, 66%, 100% - Percentage of likelihood the specimen is heterozygous for the listed trait.