THE VPI DIARY

01/07/16 VPI BOAS 2016

Quick pic for today! The VPI Snowglow and VPI Snow are among my absolute favorite Boa morphs.

This is a long ongoing project and includes multiple generations of captive breeding all done here at VPI.

When you think the odds of getting them are 1/32 for a "t snowglow" and 1/16 for a "t snow" you know when you see one of them it is a lucky day!!

01/04/16 HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!! WELCOME TO VPI 2.0!!

Happy New Year to all! 

If you like Ball Pythons, Blood Pythons, Black Sumatran Pythons, Borneo Pythons, and Boas stay tuned!

Photo Dave and Tracy Barker VPI 2016

VPI Patternless breeding original Het Patternless female Python regius VPI

 

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Photo Dave and Tracy Barker VPI 2016

Banana Clown breeding VPI line Unknown morph Python regius VPI

 

11/26/15 HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

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Photos by Dave Barker

08/17/15 BALL PYTHONS: The History, Natural History, Care, and Breeding Barker and Barker (2006)

It is that time of year, Ball python hatching time! We want you to have the best information out there to know all about this species, their history in the wild and captivity, biology, reproduction, husbandry, breeding, incubation, and health.

If you haven't had a chance to see our book here is some info. We think every Ball python fan and owner should have this book on his/her bookshelf!

08/12/2015 VPI WROUGHT IRONS PYTHON BRONGERSMAI

Its hard to believe you can breed this morph to a normal and make more of them! Its just too crazy! But that is what this incomplete dominant morph does and when the eggs start hatching you just go, wow, this egg has a normal...this egg has a Wrought Iron!

Photo by Dave and Tracy Barker VPI 2015 VPI WROUGHT IRON PYTHON BRONGERSMAI HATCHING

 

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08/05/15 VPI MATRIX AND VPI IVORY BLOOD PYTHON BRONGERSMAI DAY 1

Sometimes just when you know what to expect you get the unexpected, and then its time to revisit the morph!

07/29/15 VPI MAGPIES BABIES AND PICS OF BABIES WITH OLDER MAGPIE

As we are getting toward the end of the hatching season a clutch from what we call a VPI "Carmine" female bred to a VPI GE male just hatched.

07/25/15 NEW BLOOD PYTHON COMBO MORPH VPI FROSTBITE MATRIX

One of our Blood Python Python brongersmai morph projects that we have is really showing some potential. The VPI Frostbite, is among our favorites. We are getting closer to being able to see if this incomplete dominant has a super (2016/2017). Our first breeding we paired the Frostbite male with a Red Albino female and produced 1.5 Frostbite 100% het Red Albinos. We have been raising these animals and they are really cool looking. 

Photo by Dave and Tracy Barker VPI 2009 VPI male breeding Red Albino female Python brongersmai

 

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.

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