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Cornsnake Hobby Genetics - We could be next !
#1
Wow...check out all the Frankensteins Confusedhock:

http://www.cornsnakemorphgallery.com/genetics/
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#2
I can't wrap my head around these types of practices in the snake hobby. Weird and unappealing, IMO.
Mike
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#3
oh they love that stuff. I once had a discussion with my friends Bill and Cathy Love - on just what "kind" of people are snake people and what kind of people are frog people. I told them that the Froggers don't go for all the mutation ,selective breeding "nonsense".

And then Cathy proceeded to show me @ 25 different morphs of Corn snakes that she was so proud of. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. The big difference is that you can go catch more wild cornsnakes right out back in the neighbors barn and flip tin.

Dart Frogs...eh...kinda hard to reacquire new genetics.
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#4
Corn snakes in their original form aren't really that interesting, as opposed to pdfs in their original form. Maybe this is why they and other snakes are morphed into different looking creatures. I'm thinking that some very unique snake morphs are probably very valuable, unlike hybrid pdfs, which are worthless. I happen to love snakes - BIG snakes - but I couldn't have one and stay married. Hubby is highly, hmmm, freaked out by snakes, and I just don't get it. But I can understand why your friends, Phil, are very proud of their morphs. They can't be confused with the natural variation. Pdfs, on the other hand, can be confused with a natural morph. IMO, it's like comparing apples to oranges when comparing hybrid snakes to hybrid frogs. The outcome will never be as dramatic as some of the snakes I've seen.

So, Phil - what do you think? Do you like snakes? Oh, yeah - one more thing. Since you're living in a more or less tropical area, there must be a gazillion giant 'pet snakes' on the loose. If a person intentionally or accidentally turned his/her pdfs loose in FL, would they survive and thrive? It's the giant pet snakes that always bugged me. Ever since I was a lil kid, and that was a looooong time ago, I always wondered what would happen to that Burmese python who outgrew its owner. Turn it loose? Try to sell it? Make boots? I know it sounds cold, but a good pair of snakeskin boots can go for a pretty penny ~

Thoughts?
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#5
Love Snakes...Love Florida. Can't git there fas enuff.

Invasive species and their effect on native wildlife and environment is a hobby of mine and may just translate into a career.

Check out this thread .
other-misc-photographs-f67/veiled-chameleons-other-invasives-in-florida-t4620.html?hilit=invasive...oh...btw. No darts will ever be able to sustain themselves in SoF without a greenhouse type helping hand. Florida is more like Mexico than Costa Rica - hot and harsh...not wet for the most part.
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#6
Seriously? I thought you loved being snowed in every winter. I haven't been to Florida in over 30yrs and I'm sure things have changed. I remember the Everglades had trees w/orchids in them, until a hurricane blew it all down. I think I've got some family there, somewhere, unless the hurricane blew them elsewhere as well.

Back to the subject. It's those bigass snakes that bug me. If you get involved in the discovery and disposition of such creatures, I'm hoping that you'll do the right thing and hasten their early demise. As far as the hybrid snakes go, I can't tell one snake from another anymore. Are people hybridizing poisonous snakes? It's bad enough trying to tell a king snake from a coral snake. What if someone decided to hybridize those? We'd be in big trouble, then -

The way it's going, the world's entire living occupants will be hybridized and very similar in all ways, shapes, and forms. The strongest will prevail, and the weakest might be seen in zoos. It could apply to people as well. Think about it . I may have seen something on tv where all the dogs in a particular area were allowed to breed and hybridize and ultimately, all the dogs looked the same. Very interesting -
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