Status: Proven Dominant
By Whom: NERD
mutation has minimal pattern, pale eyes,
odd faded coloration, white (pied) &
yellow/orange side scales, black speckled
mustache and a pale tongue. A very extraordinary
new morph, this snake is an extreme animal
that looks like no other ball python. This
mutation offers incredible possibilities
when combined with other mutations. When
bred together we imagine a white-sided patternless
animal with a hypo golden back. Thus far
we have seen a Spider X Pastel combination
in the Bumble Bee Spiders, and Spider x
Super Pastel in the Killer Bee Spiders.
Spiders & all of their variants have
very outgoing personalities that seem to
be inheritable, always on the move and curious.
text by NERD
of 2005 there have been several occurrences
of breeders noticing that some of their
Spiders do "weird things".........these
weird things include head shaking when nervous
or excited, quivering and in the worst case,
sever locomotion problems .........I myself
have noticed this to some degree in every
Spider ball or Spider cross that I have
in my own collection. Spiders that I have
produced myself, bought or traded for have
all done the "wobble". I picked
up a 400 gram female Spider from a breeder,
she was perfect in every way............a
few months went by and she became the worst
case of locomotion problems I have ever
seen in my collection of Spiders.
this something that "comes and goes"?.............another
case for me was a pair of Bumble Bees that
I got from the same breeder............buth
the male and the female had the "wobbles"
when they arrived.......they eat and seem
to be healthy, but they do "weird things".........
says that he is aware of this and that it
is "part of the spider trait".
love the Spider mutation and think that
it makes some of the best combos around.........the
problem is the "wobble"............it's
not predictable and seems to be able to
"pop up" when ever it wants to.
This issue could bring down a world of hurt
on breeders producing and selling "perfect
Spiders" only to have the customer
not satisfied later on "if" the
Spider were to start with the "weird
we do is out cross the Spider to normal
females............the trait couldn't be
out crossed anymore...........so out crossing
does not seem to be the "fix"...............is
there even a "fix"?
would be crushed to take the time and produce
a "Lavender Albino Spider" only
to have it eventually do "weird things".......
place no blame on NERD at all..............I'm
just writing down the facts that I know
and have experienced with my own Spider
balls....as have many others in the biz.
say for now that it is "there"
and that there is probably nothing we can
do to make it better aside from not breeding
Spiders that do "weird things"...........and
that will probably be to extreme of a tactic
date ( 05 ) there is no talk of a Super
Spider..........maybe more Spider x Spider
breedings is the answer to fixing the problems?
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