Projects

Welcome to the “project” page. Here you can keep tabs on what particular species I am working with as well as find short descriptions of each particular morph and/or locality within the species. This page will relatively stay the same but there are always other snakes that I have my eye on so there could always be additions, especially when Daytona comes around! The Genetics page contains further information on the actual genetics behind the morph and the resulting offspring that can be produced.   For additional pics of these snakes, please also see the Pictures section of my website.

Carpet Pythons

Carpet pythons make up the next part of my collection. They are a very enjoyable snake to work with and are a little more active and aboreal then ball pythons.  Their combination of size, appearance, and temperament make them a favorite among reptile hobbyists.  At this time, we are currently working with Coastals, Irian Jayas (West Papuan), and select Jaguars.

Coastal (“New Guineas”)

Ranging throughout the eastern coast of Australia, Coastal Carpet pythons vary in size and appearance.  The particular line that I work with turn out to be clean, crisp patterned animals that exhibit unique colors.  The ones that I work with also grow to be an average size of 4-6 feet, with a 7ft animal being an exceptionally large specimen.  As with most carpet hatchlings, they are nippy at first but grow to be very calm and accommodating adults. I have also been lucky enough to hatch some nicely striped animals from the adults that I have.  Here on this site and also a few forums outside of this site, you may see these particular animals referred to as “New Guineas”.  There is a story behind this name that relates to the founding pair of this line and although it’s a general consensus that these particular snakes are Coastal Carpet pythons and not from New Guinea, the name “New Guinea” has stuck.

Jaguar

Jaguars are a popular co-dominant carpet python morph that can range from extreme, uniform banding to open, reduced patterns.  The colors can also range from intense yellows to duller shades of browns and reds.  In my personal opinion, the Jaguar Carpets that have a high percentage of Diamond python blood in them hold their yellows better and turn out to be stunning adults.  What can be agreed on though is that Jags have played a big part in the rise in popularity of the carpet pythons in the last decade.  With that being said, not all Jaguars turn out to be stunning adults.  There are some that turn into beautiful adults and some that dull as they age.  But there are not many things that beat a five-foot “highlighter” yellow carpet python!

Woma Pythons

Womas are hands down becoming my favorite species to work with. They are one of two species of snakes under the Aspidites genus – along with the Blackheaded Python (Aspidities Melanocephalus). Adults of this species average out at about 4-5 feet which makes them a nice medium sized python. They are found in the western and center part of Australia and are nicely suited for the desert environments there. They have great dispositions for the most part and their appearances are highly variable ranging from bright oranges and cream colors to various shades of brown. There are a few bloodlines that are recognized in the U.S. – Rare Earth, Python Pete, Hamper, Miller, and each have there own unique qualities regarding their outward appearance. Over in Australia, they classify the looks in reference to the different localities – such as Tanami, Boodarie, Pilbara,etc. I am a fan of them all!