THE VPI DIARY

07/22/15 HITTING A TRIFECTA!

Though we got a little side tracked with the idea of parthenogenisis,

We are excited to share with you some pics of snakes we were eagerly awaiting that hatched recently!

Two fantastic clutches, and both of them had dream like odds!

Both sets of parents were hatched here at VPI and they did an amazing job!!

#1 Golden Eye 100% het Red Albino male x Matrix 100% het Red Albino female

#2 Golden Eye 100% het Red Albino male  x Golden Eye 100% het Red Albino female

07/21/15 RED ALBINO BLOOD PYTHON CLUTCH UPDATE

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Update on Red Albino Blood babies. Photo by Dave and Tracy Barker VPI 2015

As you can see from this pic there were 7 babies that hit the ground crawling. Unfortunately an additional 2 did not make it out of the eggs from this unusual clutch.

07/16/15 THIS REALLY HAPPENED PART 2...

The important thing is you get back up, dust yourself off, and say, "that was a valuable contribution to a scientific data set!"

Hmmm. I think it took me about a half hour to totally wrap my head around what I'm going to tell you, and ascribe to that noble philosophy.

This year we have been really excited about all of our projects. But there was one in particular that I was focused on. Two snakes I have really been trying to get babies from are our Toba morph (a locality animal, that is also an incomplete dominant);

 

07/15/15 THIS REALLY HAPPENED..

 

07/14/15 IMPOSSIBLE ODDS

My point today isn't actually about snakes.

Its about believing in something that is going on in your life that may appear to be a longshot; impossible odds.

Now the odds thing is interesting. You might not realize it, but I do odds every day. So I know a bit about them.

07/12/15 Blood pythons

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Love this pic of fireworks Dave did. We had a beautiful night and we set chairs on the side of a hill and watched across the town as people set off various displays. This is a combo pic that Dave put together.

Now it is time for some pics of  what is going on inside the incubator!

Photo by: Tom Barker VPI 2015

Hatching 007

 

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06/12/15 2015 HATCHING AND BABY BOA TIME IS HERE!

We are starting to get some fabulous babies this season and we couldn't be more excited about the results so far! Every year I say to Dave this could be the best year ever and this year is no exception. 

In relationship to reptile facilities out there, we consider ourselves a "small" breeder. This means we produce limited numbers of each species we are working with. There are hobbyists who produce many more animals than we do.

05/07/15 ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! LOOKING FOR PHOTOS FOR BOOK ON THE SHORT-TAIL PYTHONS

REQUEST FOR PHOTOS!

Email all images and questions about photos and any comments regarding the descriptions below to Dave at: vpi@beecreek.net

From Dave and Tracy Barker

We now invite photographers with suitable photos of python species to submit them to us for consideration to publish in one of our books.

The book is titled The Short-tail Pythons: Their History, Natural History, Care and Breeding [aka “the blood python book.”]

04/17/15 MARRON AND SUPER MARRON BOAS

I really wanted to see and have born a super Marron, and as luck would have it, I got just one! Hoping to see more with a second chance this summer, but I'm happy to see this one male super and his really nice Marron brother that was born with him! There is no mistaking a super Marron, they are very unique! All dark eyes, unique pattern, and true to its name a deep red color!

 

Photo by David and Tracy Barker/  VPI 2015  Marron Boa constrictor

 

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04/12/15 Any Shred of Data is Good!

Please note for contributing data for the "Blood Python Book"

ANY data, even if a single data point is great!

You don't need to have the whole set of questions answered to submit something!

 

Photo by Dave and Tracy Barker / VPI 2015 Python brongersmai on eggs

 

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