Friday, October 28, 2011

Short and Sweet

I am actually packing up right now as you read this, more than likely, so I am keeping it short and sweet.

I PROMISE ON MY ENTIRE COLLECTION that I will have Sacramento Show Photos.

I know I've been slacking over the past few shows for lack of getting out there and taking photos of the newest and coolest.

This time, I am DOING IT, folks. And if I don't do it, my aspiring photographer Father will be going around with his fancy camera. And then we will do a photo competition... If I can get the files after all is said and done.

I'm charging the camera, packing the boxes, and getting ready to go.

Wish me luck!

It's going to be a good one :)

Plus, it's my Birthday tomorrow... That means people need to buy snakes, right?

Have a Fantastic Fantabulous Heather's Birthday weekend, my friends!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

How I prepare

Last night was a rollercoaster, as is usually the case for days before a show. Joel and I are trying to plan out the trip up to Sacramento, with not enough time in the day to do so.

Tonight is pre-packing night, and there are plenty of things to go over.

I seem to recall doing a checklist for shows, and here it is, for your review and for mine!

How I prepare for a Show

And, for my friend Rex, here is how I prep an egg box!

How I prepare an Egg Box

That one is two years old, and although I haven't changed my technique much, I will get on it to redo another one that is more modern and hip!

And just for those of you that are ahead of me, how I plan my breedings and mark my tubs!

How I prepare to Breed... kinda

I hope to have some cool stuff to share in the next few days, absolutely from Sacramento, and hopefully things to hatch as well.

Have a great day, my friends!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Goal Snakes and Goals in General

Every breeder out there, big or small, has a goal snake.

This goal snake is what caused them to get into breeding in the first place... That one animal that they want to produce more than anything so that they can have it for their very own.

Sometimes it changes, sometimes it's easily achievable. But it is there, and a constant reminder of how awesome these animals can be.

So the question really is.. What is the goal of all of this?

What is your goal?

Some people have it in their minds to make a ton of everything and make it big.
Some people just want the little things, to make a bunch of stuff they want to make.
Some people want both.

My goals?

Honestly, as the wind blows, so do my goals.

I have a few that are settled, plans for breedings and things to implement into the collection.
What are they?

The Snow Spider, the Mochi Pied, the Axanthic Killerbee

Things that I can do, and that I have been aiming for, trying to work towards, mostly recessive, mostly hard to come by, absolutely fun.

There are of course many things that are close to the vest, like all breeders. Projects that if given away may give people the one up on you. This is a sad thing, to be concerned about someone else stealing your thunder, but such is the way of the industry sometimes.

Am I working on the Mojave Pied? Sure! Am I working on Crystal stuff? Sure! Am I working on the Crystal Pied? Well... yeah, by way of working on the other!

I'm sure I'm not the only one. But people don't talk about it. It's interesting, really. But I just put it out there.

There it is.

Is that a Goal Snake too?


But like I said, I have many...

What about you?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Problem with Axanthics

You wanna know the problems with Axanthics? The older they get, the more brown they tend to get. And it is VERY hard to get good photographs of the genuine color of the animal.

Babies, it's a bit easier. They are smaller, less light needed to expose the right tones, etc.

Adults? HAH! Put them next to each other and they look completely different.

And remember, lighting is everything in getting the right tone for colors. 
Flash, no flash, glare etc... All things that take away from the real colors.
Below is the best representation I could come up with between an Axanthic and a Pastel Axanthic. They are siblings, and you can tell in the photo which one is which.

Here is the Pastel Axanthic again on its own. The Axanthic colors do not go well with Yellows and warm tones, so now is the best time to see the quality of the color.

And below, we have the Pastel Axanthic with an Adult Axanthic. She is NOT that brown in real life, but this photo was taken (poorly) to show the contrast between adult and baby. It is DRASTIC.  

Here is another adult, with a bit better overall tone, but still the colors are not true to form. I have yet to perfect my Axanthic takingg skills, and I really feel the need to do so, due to the fact that many people dislike the morph after the first year. I promise, they are worth it!

Axanthics are an awesome morph, and honestly the TSK line does have its faults, but I think that with better photography and more faith in the morph, people will come around.

I know.. maybe wishful thinking? I know I like them...

I promise to get my act together and get better photos. I am not doing them justice.

Have a great day, my friends.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Almost done!

This is one of the last females to lay for 2011, and I have to say, I'm glad to see it! She was one of those females I wasn't sure was going to go at all, until I saw her ovulate several months after everyone else.

I have one or two more females that are going to lay, and that should be it for this season. Basically... This season is going to end during the beginning of the next one. WHEW!

It hasn't been like that for me in a long time, if at all. I am surprised at this, but honestly.. I'm not really concerned. As long as these gals are ready and healthy and give me eggs when they are ready, who am I to complain, eh?

Anyway, this girl was mainly bred to the Enchi, so I am expecting Pastel Enchis in the next few months. She was bred to the Sterling waaaayyy early in the season, but considering he was not involved for at least 4-5 months before the eggs, I can't imagine him being the father. But... here we are, waiting to find out.

She gave me eight beautiful little eggs, so I can't wait to see some good stuff from this clutch. Also, the last few clutches did hatch, and there are some fun things to share!

This clutch hatched out on Saturday, early, of course. This was the Pastel Super Mojave to Genetic Stripe clutch. One egg went bad, and the end count was:

1.0 Pastel Mojave het Genetic Stripe, 1.2 Mojave het Genetic Stripe

I will take it! I am really excited to make some Pastel Mojave Stripes!

This girl came out of the Caramel to Hypo clutch, the only one... The other eggs went bad. But look! She is a Hypo!!! I have no idea why, and the Caramel male was not traced back to being a het, but this is a Hypo.. I don't know what's going on.

She may be a Hypo Het Caramel, but it'll be a few years before we find out. HOORAY for fun Het stuff!

And the next clutch due to hatch is my most exciting clutch of the season. In a few days, we get to find out who was the father of the Special female clutch. Four eggs are still viable, and I can't wait to see what is going to pop out...

Have a great day, my friends!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Once again...

I have nothing of importance to share..

The next clutch to hatch will be next week sometime, and the next clutch to be laid is around that same time. There is a LOT of random spaces in between this season, and I try not to start breeding things until the end of the last season is over. Which... it is not.

So not only do I try not to think about pairings (which I haven't had much time to do anyway), I have not had much to talk about snakewise.

So I will delve into the photo galleries and post up random photos and talk about them.

TSK Axanthic Spider
I absolutely love the Axanthic Spiders... They look GREAT and they have not lost a touch of their silver color at all. I am really excited to put them in with the Pastel Axanthic stuff and finally make my Axanthic Killerbee, which is a project I have been gunning for for the past several years.

And add to that the fact that they are all possible het Albino or 100% het Albino, I plan on doing Snow Spiders and working that in there as well. It's going to be a great fun time with Axanthics, and although some people just don't like them... I do, and I see plenty of potential with them.

I am debating on making some double het TSK Axanthic Pieds or something like that.. Work another recessive in there. Can you imagine a Snow Pied? THAT right there would be a fun and difficult project to work on..

And I can't help but admire the Queenbee. It is a great animal to have in terms of genetics (Pastel, Lesser and Spider), but look at the WOW factor on this one! I LOVE THE ORANGE on the sides! I really am very excited to see how the sides color up, and how this gal grows into her colors. I am so excited to have her in the collection, as she is going to be one to watch for a while...

So of course, we go into another weekend, but this time I actually get to relax and enjoy some snakes! I hope to get everything settled and updated very soon, just in time for the Sacramento Show.

Have a great relaxing weekend, my friends.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I am finally with more time to spend on things, and I apologize for being less than interesting over the last few months.

I finished up my weekend courses, and I have been doing evening classes during the week that will still continue, but I am done with weekends, which will open me up to a lot more free time to get photos and more information.

I have been waiting to get my collection up, the available page up to date, and a few other things.

It's been hard, and I am sorry for being boring while I deal with outside of snake life. It's been trying, but I am glad I did it. On to the next one!

So now that I have more free time, what do I do with it???

Get my act together, that's what.

I am attending the Sacramento Reptile Show this upcoming end of the month, so I get to prepare for a traveling show.

I have never done a travelling show before, so this will be a new one too.

I love new things to be able to share with you all. It'll be interesting, since I won't have a chance to go home to get anything during the show... Gotta make sure we have everything!

Growing up and growing out into the world with the snake game...

No time to be distracted right now. Focus is back on, baby!

Any suggestions from those of you who have a billion things going on, how to balance everything?

I'd love to hear from you guys about this.

Have a great day, my friends.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fun with Photos!

I know I mentioned this before briefly, but I am participating in a Calendar for charity that the theme is "Heels for Herps"

I love it! 

So of course, for charity sake, I had my friend Lewie come over and take some photos of my heels and my Balls!

We have many different shoots, so I am showing you the ones that didn't quite make the cut. Every month is another female herper with her animals and her heels. It's a great idea, and this year is going to be awesome!

Here is the link for Last Years Calendar

Make sure to check back in about this in November, when I believe the next years Calendar will be available. Of course, if you are interested, I will remind you on the blog. 
(Even if you aren't, I'll probably still do it. I'm all about helping charities!)

That there is the Super Pastel Lesser being shy..

Do you love it? I had a lot of fun with this, although some snakes were less interested in participating, and as we snake owners well know, getting a snake to cooperate is sometimes impossible.

Also, I had some photos taken of the collection for those that were not in shed and that were ready and willing, so not everyone (if you couldn't tell) got their picture taken. 
Here are a few that I liked a lot that did. Of course, they are uploaded on the collection page.

Pastel Butter Spider
I am going to get a better camera by the end of the month, and I plan on learning how to take some more classy photos. It's going to be a good time! 

Especially considering all of the pretty critters I have to pick from... 

But I gotta do the things I promised first. Hopefully tomorrow night I can get some good photos. Fingers crossed for legitimate blog topics with applicable photos.

Super Pastel Mojave
Have a great day, my friends!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Cost of Doing Business

I see frequently that people that are new to the industry are coming in with champagne wishes and caviar dreams... "I am going to buy a few female morphs, a male morph and I will make a TON of money in this, because look at the prices of those combinations out there!"

And the most glaring thing I see is that people do NOT account for the cost of doing business with animals as your "stock" item.
So let's go over it, shall we?

First off:

Housing: Rack Systems are a valuable resource, but recall that they need Thermostats to control temperature, they need electricity to run said temperatures, as well as the need for tubs, a source of bedding, be it wood or paper, as well as hides, water bowls, and cleaning supplies for the housing. I am adding Incubators here because that is housing of the eggs...

Rack System: $100 (homemade) up to $2-3k+
Thermostats: $25 (cheap) to $300+
Electricity: $Variable dependant on the amount used, monthly expense
Tubs: $1-$15+ each, dependant
Bedding: $0-$30+, dependant, monthly expense
Hides: $1-$5+ each, dependant
Cleaning Supplies: $5-$50+, dependant (Chlorhexidine is cheap to expensive depending on the % purity)
Incubators: $50-$300+, dependant

Food: Rats are not cheap, and although mice are cheaper, an adult animal can eat more than one at one feeding, so the costs tend to be equivalent. If you intend to breed your own rodents, the cost also needs to be factored in.

Rats: $1-$5+ each, per week per animal (possibly more)

Mice: $0.50-$2+ each, per week per animal (possibly more)
Rodent Food: $10-$20+ a bag, dependant, monthly expense
Rodent Racks: $75-$200, dependant
Water/Utilities: $10-$50+, (air conditioning for seasonal changes) dependant monthly expense

Space: This is rather arbitrary, but if you are doing business, this is an important thing to think about. Where are you keeping these animals? Renting a location is one thing, but most people do it out of their homes or a facility on their property. This means that you have to consider the utilities again for the location in which you are keeping your animals.

Water: $10-$50+, monthly expense
Electricity: $10-$50+, monthly expense

Space Cost: $TBD dependant on your location
Environmental Controls: $20-$100+ dependant on your location, monthly expense
(NOTE: Seasonal changes will make things more expensive)

Miscellaneous: This falls under Vet visits, Reptile Vending costs, etc... These can vary depending on your animal number, and your intent for your business, but keep in mind that these are all costs to pay attention to.

These include but is not limited to: Website design and upkeep, internet costs, advertising costs on forums and otherwise, reptile shows and vending costs, veterinarian costs and medications, shipping costs including boxes and heating/cooling packs, and other items.

And last but not least....

Animal Cost: This should be the final factor in your decisions to purchase an animal. This cost should be dependant upon your ability to cover the costs that were addressed previous to this point.

And note, the more animals you have, the more expensive the overhead to keep them.
So keep a cool head, calm and collected.. Look over everything you WANT to do, and then look over what you CAN.
Then, I say "Go for it!"
Have a great day, my friends!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Collection Photos Again!

This year has been a year of a great many new things, and I have been trying to get the best photos of the new stuff I can. The problem is, I am having a hard time finding enough time to get everything I want to get done completed. 
I am coming around with much more time on my hands after this weekend, so I will be able to FINALLY be able to do the things I said I would.
Sorry for being such a slacker.
Bumblebee Fire
One of those things that I said I would do is get all of the collection photos up to date. I'm working on it, and as you can see if you actually do go look on the collection page, I have at least made sections of the collection for the animals that are missing.

So we are on our way, slowly but surely.
And of course, while I have the camera out, I will try and take photos of animals that you guys want to see, including some comparison photos if I can come up with some clever ones over the course of the photo session.
Now that I have a Vanilla male, I will take some photos of comparison of Special stuff, and so on and so forth. I know that is always something people want to see...
So what else?

 This on top of needing to seriously look into the next years breedings, which tend to begin at the end of the month typically for me. I am considering pushing it back a few weeks to be able to consolidate my plans.
It's going to be interesting, and I usually feel like I am behind when the East Coast gets eggs three months before me, but that is the way of the West Coast breeders. The seasons come slower over here, and therefore the response development time for most snakes is slower.
 I have come to accept it, but it doesn't make it any easier when you see people with eggs pipping when you haven't even gotten your first clutches of the season yet.

Maybe it's just me... Seems like every season, my females tend to go just a little bit later than before. Oh well. Patience is a virtue, right?

Have a great day, my friends.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Sorry guys.. I was planning on doing a grand Friday blog, but got caught up with things last night. Didn't get a chance to do it. I will do it this weekend and get it up on Monday.


Have a great weekend, my friends!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Problem Feeders and what to do

Well, this is the season of problem feeders... Babies that have hatched out and have yet to thrive.

Here's a good calendar of events to follow.

After a hatchling has shed, offer a pre-killed or live rat fuzzy within the first week of shed. If the critter has not shed yet after 2-3 weeks of hatching, feed anyway.

If the snake has not eaten on its own, offer every 4-5 days until it does, with the caveat that if it does not eat on its own within 6 weeks, consider assist feeding.

This is really dependant upon the snake themselves...

If the snake look emaciated and does not respond to touch well or flicker its tongue, it is time to intervene.

Assist feeding is a simple-ish process, and I will actually go thru how to do it with photos on Friday.

Do not force feed unless absolutely necessary and do not stress out your animal overly, or you defeat the purpose of getting the animal comfortable and get them to eat.

Make sure they have plenty of water, and are in a tub that is relatively small (if there is no hide and they are not eating, that may be something to try, or crumpled up paper).

Patience is a virtue with hatchlings, but there is a fine line of when to get involved. Again, it depends on the animal, and if the skin gets loose, the animal is not too responsive, that is the time to get aggressive.

If the animal just is picky, I would suggest leaving them alone for a feeding cycle (or a few days) and try again. Mouse hoppers are a good choice for those that are just picky...

Start out with rat fuzzies, move to mouse hoppers if needed. THEN try assist feeding...

I hope that helps those of you out there that have been having issues.

Have a great day, my friends!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Black and White Comparison

I think I have mentioned more than a few times how much I like the Mojaves and how much I like Cinnamons and Black Pastels.

Black Pastel Mojave

They may be base morphs that are getting rather common these days, but I absolutely love what they do to things, and to each other. 

It's interesting what a solid Black snake maker and a solid White snake maker come together and create.

It's fascinating.

So of course, now that I have a few of the combinations to compare, I wanted to actually delegate a full blog to them.

Cinnamon Mojave

I kept back the Black Pastel Lesser female from last year, so I feel kind of obligated in a way to keep back these girls as well.

It's going to be very interesting to see the changes in colors as they grow.

Right now, they are very different, yet similar.

Cinnamon Mojave and Black Pastel Mojave side by side
As you can see clearly, the Cinnamon Mojave is a light grey animal compared to the darker colors of the Black Pastel. The Black Pastel Mojave has a deep chocolate tone with lots of golds and yellows, and a very dark head. The Cinnamon Mojave is brown, but with a touch of grey, light yellows and whites on the sides due to blushing. The head is lighter, and overall it has a lighter color.

We will revisit these critters in a few more months to see if there are any changes towards different color tones as they age.

I love being able to share these comparisons with you, as I know that I wonder when I see morphs that could be considered similar, if there is an opportunity to compare side by side. So if you have any requests, please let me know!

Have a great day, my friends!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Collection Update

Well, I just got my photo shoot on with my friend Lewie, who does my snake photo shoots when he's around. He took most of the photos on the collection page, so I wanted him to continue to do so for consistency sake, plus he takes some good pictures!

We went thru all of the new stuff that I have accumulated so far over this season, and I am shocked by how many new combinations I have made and how many new morphs I need to update the list with.

I believe it was somewhere around fifteen or twenty new morphs, including the new Vanilla male, a few new breeder male things I picked up, and the newer combinations that I produced this year for holding back.

On top of all of that, we did some photos for a charity calendar that I hope will be coming out soon. More information to come on that when the calendar becomes more solid.

Heels and Herps. It's a gorgeous combination...

And no, since he had the camera, I don't have any pictures to share as of this moment... Sorry.

I will be touching on a few topics soon that have been requested, but it has been a busy day, so I am going to make it brief.

So to summarize...

More pictures on the Collection page soon.
Photos of Heels and Herps to come soon... on a Calendar.
More things to come very soon!

Have a great day, my friends!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Not done yet!

Chubby Female Pastel
Well, the season is coming to a close, but I'm not even done yet! I know we have mentioned that planning for the next season is already underway, as I tend to start my next breeding season on my Birthday, but this time it may not happen.

With everything going on, my Birthday actually falls on the Saturday of the Sacramento Reptile Show, so while we will be snake-ing that day, I will not be able to pair up any animals. 

I am expecting two more clutches to lay, one from the female above and another late female as well. The incubator is still on, and I doubt that it will be shut down until January at this point.. 

But that is alright!
It doesn't mean that things aren't going to happen, it just means that things are going to happen a bit later than usual. 

Black Pewter

I'm also trying to get around to taking a lot of new pictures of critters, as the collection variety has expanded.

I fully intend on getting a few more things done, as well as photos and introduce some new topics to discuss, a few of which have been requested.

I am also doing a few auctions on my Facebook Page located here. If you are on Facebook, check out my page and like it! If you want to be involved in the auctions, you must like the page. Some great deals happen over there, including discounts on purchases and fun games!

Anyway, have a great Monday, my friends.

Friday, October 7, 2011

I got Bitten!

It's been a LONG time since I've had this kind of mishap, and honestly, it was my fault.

It's been a few weeks since my rodent provider has had mediums, so I have been feeding the adults rather small meals, and I only get a delivery every week. 
One small rodent a week for some is not enough.

So last night, I finally got some mediums, went thru the adult rack holding medium live rats by the tail. 

I had a rat in one hand, and was opening the tub with the other. Apparently, my hand was more appealing than a medium white and black rat.
The snake flew out of the tub, mouth agape. 

Imagine my hand, thumb and pointer finger holding the tail of a rat, facing this mouth.

I couldn't move fast enough. 

She got my hand right at the meat, and started to STRANGLE MY HAND.

Anyway, she would not let go. 

This is a FULL GROWN ADULT female Ball Python, granted a bit skinny from laying eggs, but still. She enveloped my entire hand, and did not let go.

At first, I grabbed the Chlorhexidine and sprayed her face. I heard that Alcohol does the trick, and that was as close as I had at the moment. It didn't work. And no, Alcohol is not Chlorhexidine or vice versa.

But at the time, it seemed like a good idea.

Anyway, I then realized after a few spritzes that it wasn't working, so I walked to the sink, turned on the water, and put her face under it.
It took a good 30 seconds for her to let go, even under a constant flow of water.

She let go, I put her back in the tub and fed her immediately, and she subsequently ate two medium rats.

My hand has the marks to prove it, but it didn't hurt too bad, nor did it bruise or bleed too much.

It does have the mark of a mouth, however.

Cool story for the Office, eh?

This has only happened once before, when I went to rescue a Normal from a home that wasn't feeding their animal properly. Same story, pretty much.

The snake was smaller in that case, and we pried her off with a pencil instead of water (this was over 6 years ago, and at a strangers house). It worked, although the pain was worse in that case due to more manipulation of the jaws on my hand.
And what's funny is, Bitey (the name of the critter who I rescued) is still with me!

Ahh, the good ole days.
So that is my story to lead up to the weekend, my friends.

Be careful, feed well, and love your snakes.

Have a great weekend.

SIDE NOTE: We will be vending at Sacramento on October 29th and 30th. It is my birthday that weekend, and I decided to "work"! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm a Lame-oh.

Alrighty, people! The color of the season has been chosen! 

As I had mentioned before, the last year was Neon Orange (which looks yellow in this photo...)

I write down who goes with who that year on the sticker. 

Example above is the Het Genetic Stripe Female, who was bred by "G", the Genetic Stripe male.
Simple, right?

So now, I remember that this last season, this female was bred by G, but this year, I have yet to decide!
(Actually, I have decided... It's going to be the Pastel Genetic Stripe!)

But since I have not written it down, it is not yet official.

It must be written on the red sticker for 2012.
So it shall be. 

Yes, I am a Lame-oh, and I enjoy it very much.

 And you want to know how much more of a Lame-oh I am?
I went out of my way to find more stickers/labels to indicate things occurring on the tubs by just looking at them. 

So... What did I do?


In lovely neon colors as well...

Now I have yet to determine what I am going to indicate with these awesome tons of stickers that I now possess, but I will figure it out.

Something positive!

Maybe next year I can use these as the color indicators for breeders... Maybe the Blue Faces, eh?

Off I go to plan more stuff. I really am getting on the ball, I think. I just need a bit more time is all...

Have a great day, my friends!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Need a middle of the week break for a day.

Will return hopefully somewhat recharged with awesome stories, and updated website :)

Have a great day, my friends.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sanity Check

I have no idea what the heck is going on.

I bred my Spider het TSK Axanthic ph Albino to my Albino, thinking there would be some Albinos in the clutch. He didn't prove out with the other Albino clutch, but it was much smaller, so there was a chance he could be a Het still.

NOW we have the clutch hatched, with two Albinos in it (one dead in the egg), three eggs went bad, and this thing.

Here it is again with its sibling.

Note that there were no Spiders, and that the Albino is not a known het for Axanthic.

I have no idea what is going on.

On top of everything, these guys have small heads. Not off by a ton, but they are stubby...

So I am stuck scratching my head, trying to figure out if its something that I did during the season, or if my Albino female is a het Axanthic, and if this is a random Snow from an Albino? Or if this is just a very light faded Albino...

Yeah, I need a sanity check.

Off to send some pictures to friends.

What do you guys think?

Have a great day, my friends!

Monday, October 3, 2011


HAPPY OCTOBER! (My favorite Month of the year!)

This next season is coming up way to quickly.

I have made the list of possible breeders, although it is not complete, and it has yet even be established who is going with who really.... It has been made.

The real serious stuff begins when I actually start weighing critters to see if they make the cut.

1200 grams is my minimum cutoff for females, and honestly, for some projects that are more important, it is 1500 grams. 

Green (last year) stickers for the females that are ready to go, Yellow or Red for those who are not quite there. I may change it up, since my Stoplight Color Scheme works only depending on the colors of the year.

Let me explain.

Every year, there is a new dot color... New in the sense that it wasn't used last year. Last years color dots stay up for the current year as a quick reference for what was bred to that female last year. This year, the color has to be obviously different.

I have been able to use a different color EVERY YEAR I have initiated this system, and yes, I go out of my way to find new color labels.

This past season, the color has been Orange.. A Nice Neon Orange to get the eyes focused.

This year, I have yet to determine.

And THAT will be when the seriousness begins. 
When the color of the year is chosen, it's on like Donkey Kong.

Maybe a nice cranberry or chartreuse?

HAH! No, it will be based on the availability of colors of stickers at the local office supply store.

And those stickers will be the first indicators of what male goes where.

THESE are the initial records for me to keep track of what males have been in what tubs. I usually write down every male, but with the craziness of this past year, Mystery Males were prevalent.

Note to self: Write shit down.

Every year there is something, and this year coming up is going to be a tough one too. With life coming around and getting in the way of serious snake business, it will be interesting to see how I can juggle everything and keep the organization up to par.

It's going to be a challenge, but I'm sure it'll be great fun.

And it begins with the color labels.

And getting my act together. And writing shit down.

Yeah... I better get on that.

Have a great day, my friends!