Unusual Sumatran blood python

This male is from a clutch of extremely nice Sumtran red bloods. Almost all of the clutch had significant dorsal striping with some degree of melting. This guy and another male look totally different than the siblings. Now for the catch - he was artificially incubated while his striped sibs were incubated by the mother. Is this pattern temperature dependant or genetic? Time will tell. By the way, I agree with the Barkers. Anyone who has not owned a really good blood python is really missing something incredible.

Steve Frist - 5rings@netscape.com