kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
click here for Rodent Pro
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Frog . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - Aug. 10, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - Aug. 10, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting - Aug. 12, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Aug. 13, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Lancaster Herp Society Meeting - Aug. 19, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Aug. 20, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Aug. 26, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Aug. 27, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Sept. 01, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Sept. 07, 2022 . . . . . . . . . . 

Re: Rare color found in only 1% of hatchlings...


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Snapping Turtle Forum ]

Posted by teepee on January 06, 2003 at 12:11:05:

In Reply to: Re: Rare color found in only 1% of hatchlings... posted by Accomplice on January 05, 2003 at 22:00:19:

Common only. No alligator snappers here in the north.

:Mike,

:I sent you an email. I'd really appreciate any of those off colored snappers you may find. Do you collect alligator snappers or commons or both?

:Thanks,
:Kevin

::

::
::Since there is considerable interest in the color varients, I will hold these back. I do incubation studies, and I normally just release the hatchlings into the wild(eggs are collected from wild). I have promised a few already, for anyone else interested, I can send them to any interested parties, if you pay the shipping. All I ask is that they not be resold. I have seen some of the color varients offered elsewhere for over $1,000. In some years, I can have as many as 15 hatchlings that are not normal colors depending on how many eggs are collected. These probably have a low survival rate in the wild anyway. I have yet to hatch an albino, but the genes are there in the area I collect from, as an albino hatchling was found. I however will keep any albinos, unless I get a few. The remaining will be given to those who actually breed snappers.
::Nests are collected before the coons get them as the coons destroy about 95% of the nests in my collection area. I have never kept any of the hatchlings myself, but I have had some friends keep some of the white/tan variants. Sorry, but I have not taken any pics as my interests lie in the incubation rather than the turtles themselves. I have just discovered this board late this year otherwise you might have been able to get some of these variants for your collections for free this year.
::Mike

::

::
:::Mike,

:::Thanks for the heads up. Does anybody have a pick of these milky white/ tan ones? Or a pic of the pink-skinned/ orange ones at 8+ inches?

:::Kevin
::::No they don't turn yellow, they usually end up looking orange. The yellow looking ones come from youngsters that look milky white/tan
::::Mike
:::

::
::

:
:





Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ Snapping Turtle Forum ]