THE VPI DIARY

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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04/11/15 CALL FOR DATA!!! The Short-tail Pythons: Their History, Natural History, Care and Breeding [aka “the blood python book.”]

This is the information we need for our CALL FOR DATA!!! The Short-tail Pythons: Their History, Natural History, Care and Breeding [aka what everyone is calling the “the blood python book!”] Borneo Python Python breitensteini; Blood Python Python brongersmai; Sumatran Python Python curtus; Mon Python Python kyaiktiyo 

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04/11/15 EXCEL SPREADSHEET AVAILABLE FOR BREEDING DATA ON PYTHON BRONGERSMAI, PYTHON BREITENSTEINI, AND PYTHON CURTUS

We are collecting data for the book, The Short-tail Pythons: Their History, Natural History, Care and Breeding.

If you would like an EXCEL spreadsheet to put your data on please email Tracy at tbarker@beecreek.net

Email all requests for EXCEL data sheets and any questions and comments regarding the data sets requested below!

04/09/15 "Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing Three Anaconda Species and One Python Species as Injurious Reptiles" EVERYONE TAKE NOTE!!!! TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!! "This rule is effective on April 9, 2015."

"§ 16.15   Importation of live reptiles or their eggs.

(a) The importation, transportation, or acquisition of any live specimen, gamete, viable egg, or hybrid of the species listed in this paragraph is prohibited except as provided under the terms and conditions set forth in §16.22:

(1) Boiga irregularis (brown tree snake).

(2) Python molurus (including P. molurus molurus (Indian python) and P. molurus bivittatus (Burmese python).

04/06/15 Well today was a great surprise!

When something totally unexpected happens when it comes to working with animals it's never surprising. That's the cool thing about working with them, you learn every day. Even after 25 plus years you learn. Frankly I think we are at day one in terms of what we potentially will learn about the particular group of animals we have been working with Boas and pythons.

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