Monday, January 18, 2010

Q and A time

Well, I know there have been plenty of questions over the course of the last few weeks about things that I have posted, so I am going to approach them now. I have seen them, and I do want to answer them!

The most recent question comes from Jackie about the Specials:

"They react with the BEL genes, is that the deal? So are they related to NERDs hidden gene?

And what all have they been mixed with, and with what results?"

They react with the BEL genes, yes, although I don't know if anyone has worked them into the Butters as of yet, but I do believe it will work. I've been told the Mojave Crystals are the nicest Crystals, so that's what I am working with.

Brian at BHB has done the Lesser Crystal, and I've not seen it in person, but it does seem to be less outstanding in pattern and color.

They are not related to NERDs hidden gene as far as I know, but since not many people have the Hidden Gene to begin with, I may be wrong, as I am pretty sure it has not been done yet.

Specials have been mixed with Pinstripes, Cinnamons, Pastels, Mojaves, Lessers, Pewters and more than likely a few I'm not aware of, but I think those are that of main stream knowledge. I don't have access to all the photos, but I will try and get a few photos together for the next Special session.

Crystals have only been made in combination with Pastels so far. There will be plenty more soon enough.

"Are green ghosts the same as orange ghosts and butterscotch ghosts and other hypos? And what's up with the G1 ghosts?"

Green ghosts and orange ghosts and butterscotch ghosts are all different in terms of LINES of the morph. Are they the same? It depends... It gets very sticky in terms of what is compatible with what, and I am not the foremost expert on the topic. I know that Yellow, Butterscotch and Orange tend to be compatible. Green and Blue CAN be compatible, but I am not going to make a definitive statement, because I have not seen for myself that this is the case.

G1 was one of the first ghost lines that WAS NOT compatible with others. Why? I have no idea... but it isn't. So keep an eye out and make sure what you are working with is compatible with what you have. Its safer to stay within the color lines, but not all of them are a guarantee as well, as people just tack colors onto an import ghost and hope for the best.

Its a tough situation, and I hope maybe someone soon will come out and say with confidence that THIS is compatible and THIS isn't. But that won't be me.. I'm only working with Yellow and Orange. Anyone want to comment on this?? This is a great conversation to speak on.

Krystal and Jackie ask about Kona:

"HAHAHAHA! That's hilarious! Has she gotten over it yet, or is she still enthralled whenever she sees the rats?"

Still... to the point where if the room is open, we know she'll be in the room, watching. Its actually kind of odd.

"Hah, my fuzzes love boxers! How old is she? She looks big enough to be full-grown, but her face looks kinda puppy-ish still to me."

She is 6 months old! She is still a puppy for sure...

Anonymous asks:

"Awesome locks! Did you get the Mac or PC?"

Neither!! With everything happening in the last few months, the computer was put on hold. So I am still working on acquiring it, but it will be a Mac.

Bring on the Questions, my friends! There are days where I feel like there is not enough to talk about, and I hate to ramble on forever without adding something of quality. If you have a question or a request, please feel free to ask them here, and I will answer them as soon as I can!

Have a great day, my friends. It's MONDAY!


Jackie M. said...


Krystal said...

Yes, thank you! :D

I do have a question, and I'll post more if I think of any. At what size incubator--in your opinion--does it become necessary to have fans to keep the air at approximately the same temperature throughout?

Krystal said...

Oh, no, I'm thinking up more questions....

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you decided to start breeding ball pythons?

What do you like most/least about breeding ball pythons?

What advice would you give someone who is thinking about breeding ball pythons?

(If you've covered any of this in a previous post, feel free to ignore. I tend to forget things quickly.)