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.
Corn Springs Rosy Boa (Charina [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.
We are expanding some types of Rosy Boas in our colonies, and simultaneously retiring other types. Some surplus adults are being offered here as a result. They are a very long lived specie, but we honestly don't know at what age they stop reproducing. Few of ours produced well this year, regardless of age group, but with lots of infertile egg masses produced, this is clearly a result of not being paired in a timely fashion during the spring mating season.
Ensenada Unicolor Rosy Boa (Charina [Lichanura] trivirgata roseofusca)
Another 'unicolored' population, this time from near Highway 1 south of Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico. Still uncommon in captive collections. May retain traces of juvenile patterning as adults, a possible influence from neighboring populations of 'coastal' type snakes. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Harquahala Mountain Rosy Boa (Charina [Lichanura] trivirgata arizonae)
Also known as the 'Arizona Chocolate Rosy'. From the dirt road leading to the Smithsonian Observatory on the peak of the mountain range. This is the southernmost known population of Arizona "highland" boas, and one of the most distinctive. Adults have prominent chocolate stripes on a beige ground color. 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.