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RE: Eastern Chain Kingsnake Question

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Posted by: steeve111 at Thu Oct 1 22:43:11 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by steeve111 ]  
   

I really like the "locality" breeding idea. I think it adds value. Trouble is, how do you really know that the snake you are buying is really bread from that locality and not being passed off as "locality", to get a higher price?
Yesterday I was in a local reptile store; they had a bunch of obviously hybridized Leonis X Triangulum that were being sold as "Variable Kings" the clerk denied knowledge, saying someone local brings them in. Some looked pretty cool, but I didn't want an artificial hybrid. There is enough variation in Nature to keep up with.
I am an entomologist and I see the same practice in insect rearing, mostly Lepidoptera, They charge more money and some people buy them, but why? My 2 cents.


   

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