THE VPI DIARY

11/28/13 HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!

It is really really cold here! 31F and as anyone who knows me knows I am more the 81F type!

We had a gorgeous sunrise this morning on this clear crisp Thanksgiving day and I was up to see it since my usual wake up time is about 4:00 am. I go to zzz early and wake up early, and at this point I have had two cups of coffee and decided that it has been way too long since I have written in my blog!

Every day seems to be filled with so many things that I have been unable to stop and write about them all!

10/06/13 LESSER CLOWN BALL PYTHONS INTERESTING LOOK

VPI started the "Clown" Ball project and through the years we have been very proud to see many individuals be enormously successful with this morph creating new combinations all along the way!

After all these years it appears that this morph is more popular than ever!

VPI reconnected with this morph on several new projects and made a lot of progress this year!

Our male clown poss het lavender, turned out to be a 100% het and in a project with Wes Harris, we have now landed several Lavender 100% het clowns.

08/16/13 VPI LAVENDER ALBINO RED BLOOD PYTHONS PYTHON BRONGERSMAI

 

 

I keep saying for every project, "this is one of my favorites" but I can't help it! I love the VPI Lavender Albino project! It still has questions that need to be answered. These snakes just look different than the other T Neg albinos. The babies are brighter than both the T Neg Red and the T Neg Orange. I have 3 older babies and they are a beautiful orange. This year we were lucky to hatch 3.3 Lavender Albinos, and they look awesome!

08/15/13 VPI WROUGHT IRON RED BLOOD PYTHONS FEMALES FINALLY!!

Well finally we have our female Wrought Irons!! It was a long time coming, but it looks like the third time was the charm!  The first two times we got eggs we hatched 4 males and then 1 male. Not very good odds for two clutches, but this clutch erased those memories when we hatched a great clutch, and a great ratio, from the Wrought Iron male to one of my absolute favorite albino females. We ended up with 4.3 Wrought Irons 100% het Red Albino and some very pretty 100% het Red Albinos!!

Now we can at least start on the path to see if there is a super with our 3 girls!

 

08/13/13 VPI "WHITESMOKE" AKA CORAL GLOW HET VPI BLACK AXANTHIC BALL PYTHONS 2013

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A ton going on with Ball pythons this year at VPI! This was a cross I wanted to make for a long time!

You are now entering the Whitesmoke/Coral Glow/Banana vortex!!

Results here from VPI.

A "male maker" was bred to an adult VPI Black Axanthic female.

Results: 7 eggs, 8 babies;  (4.0 Coral Glows 100% het Black Axanthic and 0.4 100% het Black Axanthics).

08/12/13 VPI PINK PROJECT BLOOD PYTHONS 2013

Lots to show that we are very excited about!  I wanted to update a few of the projects that we have been working on and also discuss some important news about projects that others are working on, that really set the tone for what we can all look forward to in the future!

08/01/13 VPI BLOOD PYTHONS PYTHON BRONGERSMAI 2013, TOBA UPDATE!!

This year has been off the charts and I'm still reeling from the awesome babies we have been so lucky to hatch!!

Finally! Wow talk about an elusive snake! After getting zero production pairing Toba x Toba for several years, I made the decision to pair the female

with a male Red Albino. We managed to eek out from one of those bad odds clutches 2/9 eggs, 2 male Tobas 100% het Red Albino.

I will take it!!

Confirmed now for sure at the minimum this is dominant. Since I was able to secure two more males for the project I will try once more to pair Toba x

08/03/13 2013 IS HERE!!

Of course we know it is 2013, it has been that since January 1st! But in terms of the snake year, I don't count it as beginning until I start to show what fabulous animals we have hatched for the year and what projects we are excited about for the future.

I always say, "It is impossible that we have cooler animals than we had last year!" And every year I am happy to say, "this is our most amazing year for cool snakes ever!"

This year is no exception, in fact it is crazy over the top!!

06/26/13 VPI CARAMEL ALBINO BLACK SUMATRAN PYTHONS PYTHON CURTUS 2013

 

I have a lot of "favorite" projects, and this is one of them! If there was ever a candidate for "best pet snake" this is one of them!

They are a dream. Great size, Great attitude, Great feeders, Great breeders. These snakes have "perfect" written all over them!

The wild type is such a nice contrast of colors to the Caramel Albino form, that having both normals and albinos is cool.

There appears to be a genetic basis to head color. In the normal animals you can get a dark head or a bright orange head and in the

06/19/13 ITS ALL ABOUT THE EYES...

 

Time is flying by and this has been an awesome season!

I could not be more excited about the goings on here at VPI!

We are ready to show case animals for the 2013 season here at VPI and it has been an amazing one so far!!

Every year I think it is impossible to get more excited about what things we are doing and what babies that we are hatching, but this year

again proves that every year is more exciting than the last! We have had an amazing year and have amazing animals to show you!

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