THE VPI DIARY

04/29/13 I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR

Amazing wildflowers this year! Texas Bluebonnets were great in April 2013! Photos by David Barker .

 

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04/25/13 PRETTY IN PINK

This is one of my all time favorite Python brongersmai morphs. This snake is absolutely pink in color (she has some ovulation shed on her because I didn't want to mess with her too much). We hatched three female babies in 2011, and they are pink and look just like their mom!

04/24/13 NICE DIVERSION

Some times I want to write on our most favorite topic i.e. snakes, but events dissuade me from doing so. In the scheme of things those events are monumental in comparison. That was obviously the case this past week.

But what people need is joy and beauty so I am back to show some pics that hopefully will provide just that.

 

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VPI CARAMEL ALBINO BLACK SUMATRAN PYTHON PYTHON CURTUS ON EGGS 04/2013

04/05/13 CALL FOR DATA!!! Pythons of Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Continental Asia

From Dave and Tracy Barker

REQUEST FOR DATA!

Email all questions about DATA and any comments regarding the descriptions below to Tracy at: tbarker@beecreek.net

This is the information we need for our CALL FOR DATA!!!

THE SPECIES INCLUDE  Pythons of Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Continental Asia

A list of the current status of python

04/02/13 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!

03/31/13 CALL FOR DATA!!! The Short-tail Pythons: Their History, Natural History, Care and Breeding [aka “the blood python book.”]

REQUEST FOR DATA!

Email all questions about DATA and any comments regarding the descriptions below to Tracy at: tbarker@beecreek.net

From Dave and Tracy Barker

03/29/13 ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! LOOKING FOR PHOTOS FOR TWO BOOKS ON 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 are working on two books at this time, and now invite photographers with suitable photos of python species to submit them to us for consideration to publish in either of our books.

Both books are about pythons (of course).

03/26/13

Very busy and waiting on eggs as they come. This is a clutch I want to see hatch (GE het Albino Red Blood Python Python brongersmai  x same) and I hope to see some Golden Eyes, Albino Golden Eyes, Magpies, and an Albino Magpie or two! What will one look like?! We are a week into incubation...so its going to be a long next 50 days!

03/10/13 TOBA TOBA FINALLY HOPEFULLY!

It seems like forever since I've had any hope of producing this unique, what appears to be locality morph. This is one of those cases where when we first started working with this morph, originally things looked good, but didn't pan out. I have been trying to breed this pair for the past four years and gotten nothing! So frustrating! This year I decided to separate the pair and put each one in with an albino. The male albino bred this female immediately and last week she ovulated!

03/10/13 CALLING ALL BLOOD PYTHON (P. brongersmai), BORNEO PYTHON (P. breitensteini) AND SUMATRAN PYTHON (P. curtus) BREEDERS!!

CALLING ALL BLOOD PYTHON (P. brongersmai), BORNEO PYTHON (P. breitensteini) AND SUMATRAN PYTHON (P. curtus) BREEDERS!

Now is the time to start collecting or continue collecting your breeding data on these species if you would like it included in our upcoming book!

We want everyone who wants to contribute to do so!

Full credit and acknowledgements will be given to all data contributers!

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