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Degrees of scaleless-ness?

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Posted by: Kevin Saunders at Tue Nov 13 22:08:07 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Kevin Saunders ]  
   

As we know, scaleless rat snakes can have quite a few scales to almost none dorsally. For those who have bred them, I'm curious to know if this appears to be just genetic variation and the individuals with fewer scales can be selectively bred (kind of like whitesided rats with little to no lateral pattern) or if incubation temperature might play a role? I doubt anyone has split a clutch to compare groups incubated at 2 different temperatures, but thought anecdotal evidence might shed some light if anyone cares to weigh in?


   

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