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 LLL Reptile & Supply
Professional Cages & Rack Systems
Made in the USA - Freedom Breeder
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: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  First documented parthenogenesis birth in Water Dragons . . . . . . . . . .  The Mexican Short-tailed Snake . . . . . . . . . .  The Reddest of the Reds . . . . . . . . . .  Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society Mee - June 18, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  MAHS Fox Valley Meeting - June 21, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - June 22, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Salisbury - June 22-23, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Memphis - June 22-23, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Kissimmee - June 22-23, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Expo - June 22, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - June 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - June 28, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Gainesville - June 29, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Healthy Herp
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Nelson's Milksnake Morphs

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Milk Snake Forum ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: brianm616 at Thu Dec 6 15:29:13 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by brianm616 ]  
   

1. the splotched gene originally comes from a group of animals that were collected from east of sinaloa, mexico. so, geographically speaking, they'd be considered sinaloan milksnakes.

however, they've been mixed into the muddy pool that is today's hobby sinaloan's and nelson's milksnakes.

this is quite a touchy subject for some, and i don't feel like rehashing it on the forum. please send me a pm if you'd like a much lengthier explanation.


2. true nelson's only have two known mutations: amelanism (both tyrosine positive and negative forms).

all tyrosine negative hatchlings initially have white rings in place of where the black would be on a wild type phenotype.

there is a genetic component to the yellowing - some believe it has to to do with how certain individuals process the carotenoids present in their diet of lab raised rodents. over the next two-three years some will therefore yellow up to varying degrees.

having both the dame and the sire being either high yellow or stark white will, of course, have more of an influence one way or another on the offspring they produce.

if you're looking for stark white or high yellow - i'd suggest getting sub-adults or adults. it can really be a craps shoot with hatchlings.



here's a couple examples:

my spastic proven splotched female:



an old picture of my tyrosine postive male:



a couple of pics of high yellow females:





and a stark white male:


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Nelson's Milksnake Morphs - eksnek, Fri Dec 7 15:56:02 2012

<< Previous Message:  Nelson's Milksnake Morphs - eksnek, Thu Dec 6 12:58:48 2012