There are lots of fabulous captive raised and captive bred and raised females to start your breeding projects with! I sure don't like it when I see ads for adult WC females on KS. The whole point of the last almost 20 years has proven without a doubt that it is way easier to breed captive hatched and raised animals than WC adults. Why you would want to spend good money relearning that lesson is curious to me. If you support the ball python industry it makes good sense to support captive raised animals at the minimum, and preferentially captive bred and raised animals from breeders. In terms of genetic diversity, well imports of 10's of thousands of animals yearly for 30 years as the core base, should have built a base more secure than almost any project out there. Tracy