07/16/11

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA BALL SPIED FEMALE 2010 PHOTO D. BARKERPHANTOM OF THE OPERA BALL SPIED FEMALE 2010 PHOTO D. BARKERThis snake is crazy! She was hatched by Mack Robinette last year. I just love the "Spieds" (Spider Pied). VPI and Robinette Reptiles have been working on the Pied projects and this is just one of the combinations we are loving!

 

 

 

 

The Spider Pied was first produced by Steve Roussis. When the first baby hatched everyone went crazy as they saw it looked like a snake with a Spider head pattern and a 98% Piebald body! What luck to hatch such a high white animal! In those days a pied with that much white was almost unheard of! My take the second I saw the snake, was that they were all going to have the spider head on an all pied body. Boy did I get blasted for that idiotic idea! Visions of 50/50 "Spider Pieds" were on everyone's minds, but I just didn't think that was going to be the case.

I was pretty close to being right, until Steve popped out the "White Wedding" Spied, a snake that was 100% white. I'm going to call Steve today and get an update on what he has learned regarding what determines if you will make a White Wedding Spied or a Spied with some sort of Spider head markings. I'll be back with the info.

In the mean time, though the days of the rare "high white pied" are over (look at all the combos now it is crazy-it seems almost anything codom with a pied makes an almost all white snake: Lesser, Mojave, Russo, Spot-nose), these snakes, if you like white snakes (and I am a big fan of them) are fantastic.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA SPIED SPIDER/PIEBALD BALL PYTHON FEMALE 2010 PHOTO BY D. BARKERPHANTOM OF THE OPERA SPIED SPIDER/PIEBALD BALL PYTHON FEMALE 2010 PHOTO BY D. BARKER