BARGAINS FOR TIGHT BUDGETS
Not every snake we sell costs $2,500, though some
do. You can get pairs of 2002 hatchlings for as little as $250pairs that might
produce those same, rare, more costly snakes! Whatever project you're interested
in, talk to us about ways to stay within your budget.
Many types of our snakes are sold out before eggs
even begin to hatch, so it's important to act early.
(Click here to review genetics.
Email me to discuss ways you can
minimize your costs.) I've explained what you can expect from each of these budget pairs,
in the paragraphs below the listings.
Here are a couple of examples, but there are others:
 Definite doublehet for ghost Hondurans, $400/pr.
 Definite doublehet for snow Hondurans, $500/pr.
 Possible doublehet for hybino Hondurans, $250/pr.
 Possible doublehet for snow Hondurans,
from pair that produced unique "yellow and white" snow, $250/pr.
To see what this "yellow and white" snow bloodline (for the
pairs immediately above and below) is all about,
click here
 Definite het/albino, possible het anerythristic,
from father of "yellow and white" snow X highyellow albino female, $250/pr.
The definite double hets are guaranteed to be het for both the morphs that comprise that
phenotype (appearance): hypo and anerythristic for ghosts, and albino and anerythristic
for snows. The definite double hets will produce 1/16 of the coveted doublehomozygous morphs
(ghost or snow, respectively) plus some babies of each of the two single morphs involved
plus some possible double hets.
The possible doublehets for hybino have 2/3 chance of being het for hypo and 2/3 chance of
being het for albino. The possible doublehets for snow, similarly, have 2/3 chance
of being het for EACH of the two pertinent morphs, in this case albino and anerythristic. That
means there's a 4/9 chancealmost 5050 oddsthat both members of a
given pair will BE het for one of those two morphs and produce babies showing that morph,
AND a 4/9 chance both will be het for the OTHER morph and produce babies showing that other morph.
That's a lot of possibilities from a pair of snakes costing only $250what you could pay elsewhere
for nothing more than good tangerines. There's also 16/81 chanceabout one in fivethat
both members of a given pair of these possible double hets will be het for BOTH morphs
(that both will BE doublehets) and will
produce babies showing BOTH morphsthat the pair will produce hypos and albinos and hybinos, in the
case of the possible double hets for hybino, or will produce albinos and anerythristics and
snows, in the case of the possible doublehets for snow.
Of course, there's also a small chance both members of such
pairs could be perfectly normal. That's why they cost much less than definite double hets.
The definite het/albino possible het anerythristics have 50% chance of being het/anerythristic.
One fourth of their babies, statistically, will be albinos, because they're definite hets. And
remember, the parents producing these babies are the same parents that produced the "yellow and
white" snow baby, so there's a real chance they could produce the unusual albino phase shown in the link
above. Because each baby will have 50% chance of being het/anerythristic, there's a 25% chance
both babies in a pair would be het/anerythristic and thus would ALSO produce anerythristics AND
snows. That's quite an exciting bonus, if luck is with you, for snakes costing no more than
plain het/albinos often cost.
 If you're on a budget but want the opportunity to work with the
exciting Honduran morphs, email me or give me a call to see what we can work out for
the project you're interested in.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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