THE VPI DIARY

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!

12/31/12 NEW YEARS EVE!

What a year! Looking forward to a very quiet day today and night and going into the New Year!

And starting off this day was an ovulation of a Hypo Aby female x a really nice VPI Pink Panther male! I've wanted to do this cross for a while!

As soon as the female sheds I will get a pic, she has an awesome pattern. Next up.......will see!

Things are going crazy fast here this year, don't know why! Everything is turned around and Ball python eggs have just hatched in

the past few weeks and are already going to be laid soon! A lot of breeding is already done!

12/25/12 HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL

2012, WOW! Can't say anything more. So fast that I didn't even write in my blog for three months because things were happening at such a crazy pace.

Some things I couldn't write about. That was the last weeks. I just pray that people get through the day and know that so many people support them.

Try and see the sunrise and the sunset. Try and see the beautiful natural world around you. Love your children every day.

To the people who continue to be amazing, brave, inspirational, creative, funny, you are the good guys, you are what makes the world an amazing place.

11/24/12 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!!

We love the fabulous animals we get to work with and all of our wonderful supporters, without which we could never do all of the things that we do. We are glad that this support has been translated into tangible writings that have contributed to sharing information on a variety of topics surrounding the captive breeding of pythons and boas. Our customers should be very proud of that fact.

11/22/12

Happy Thanksgiving to all! This has been a year filled with almost everything under the sun. We are thankful for many things, our two awesome sons first and foremost! They are thankful that they are off with their friends over their holiday weekend! Teenagers having fun, which is what they should be doing! As we all know, the burdens of the world will come soon enough.

10/28/12

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