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Re: Another pic of Amelanistic Baja California Rattler


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Posted by IndigoBlue1 on October 13, 2002 at 02:00:28:

In Reply to: Re: Another pic of Amelanistic Baja California Rattler posted by goyotle on October 11, 2002 at 14:02:00:

:I know virtually nothing of Rattlers - I'm a corn snake guy, but this looks like a normal Prairie to me! just an opinion, but everybody has two!! lol

But it is none! The whole story is a bit long...I donīt want to bore you with details, only this: I got the parents to perform thermoregulatory research at Marburg University (Germany). I obtained C.enyo because of their small size which makes it easier to handle them during research. I knew that the female was bearing, but I was quite confused a I found juvies this bright. I controlled the whole enclosure and found three other juvies, two normals and two "amels".
The difference is obvious: Normals are more or less grey/black and sandwhite, whereas the other two are light sandwhite with no black, yellow orange dorsal saddles and lightbrown lateral stripes. The tail is whitish as is the beginning rattle.
The iris of the normals is grey with black pupil, whereas the iris of the two abberrant is light blue with a purple pupil (The blue colour of the iris can be seen through the supraocular scales).
Their shedding is without a trace of pattern. (A cornsnake guy definitely knows what this means.)

Moreover I wouldnīt post a pic of a normal prairie and saying this is C.enyo furvus, cause that would be plain stupid. I know that this is C. enyo furvus, cause I keep them and Iīve bred them. Believe it or not.

Mathias





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