A few of this year's hatchling milks

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A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by Cole Grover » July 25th, 2012, 6:38 am

It's been a busy year with respect to both my work schedule and home improvement projects (a simple deck is a nightmare for a not-so-handy dude). In spite of my lack of time, I did manage to get a number of pairs of snakes together. As some of you may know, I specialize (basically to the exclusion of other species) in Lampropeltis triangulum, the milksnake, with a special penchant for animals with locality data. I keep both temerate and tropical forms, with those native to the western US my primary focus. The post here contains locality-pure gentilis and gentilisXmultistrata intergrades. Pardon some indoor shots and a lack of background variety - it's been roasting hot up here (113 degrees Fahrenheit in the city last Thursday) so my photo time has been limited. The post here contains locality-pure Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis and Lampropeltis triangulum gentilisXmultistrata intergrades. I'll post photos of other subspecies and localities (and maybe better photos of some of these) once outdoor conditions allow!

Anyway, here we go... Thanks for looking!
-Cole

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by ThomWild » August 5th, 2012, 3:25 pm

John Vanek wrote:These are gorgeous, don't know how this post when so far with no comments!
I look at it everyday and am still working on picking my jaw up off the floor.

-Thomas

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by Kelly Mc » August 5th, 2012, 5:43 pm

Yes indeed not only Spectacular in color/markings but big beefy all american kids!

I swear there is something so special about the white bands of these guys - it reminds me of Candy Coat Whips - that undertone of bright silver

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by sjfriend » August 5th, 2012, 6:01 pm

I prefer the high color models but those high black are gorgous

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by gbin » August 5th, 2012, 6:49 pm

Cole already knows how enthralled I am with the milksnakes he produces. ;) But you're right, John, we should have posted sooner to express our appreciation!

Awesome hatchlings, Cole!

Gerry

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by Cole Grover » August 7th, 2012, 11:56 am

Thanks, foks! They're "boring" to some people, being non-exotic critters and of small size, but I sure like them! All of the little buggers have shed now, including the 10 or 15 clutches not pictured here. The fun of getting them onto unscented domestic mouse (Mus) pinks has begun! It seems like about 20-25% recognize them as food, while the others need some coaxing.

I'll post some new (and hopefully better!) photos of a few of these guys as well as some of the others not pictured in this first bit once I get the chance.

Thanks,
-Cole

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by Ross Padilla » August 7th, 2012, 1:52 pm

Those are very nice, Cole. I like that one on the rocks with all the black. Reminds me of an anery zonata. :thumb:

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by Cole Grover » August 7th, 2012, 2:23 pm

Thanks, Ross! I know what you mean - pretty unique.

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Post by Zach_Lim » August 7th, 2012, 5:33 pm

If some of these hatchlings will be available, I am EXTREMELY interested in the high black milks from group 3.

Gorgeous milks all around. Nothing beats locality NA triangulum.

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Post by justinm » August 7th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Cole,

I just realized that I hadn't said how nice these animals are. You have some gems that I'm really jealous of.

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by Paul White » August 7th, 2012, 7:08 pm

hmm gentilis.

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Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

Post by Cole Grover » August 11th, 2012, 8:59 am

Justin,
Thanks for the kind words. I really dig that they're small, so they don't take up much space, and present some challenge in getting them to reproduce and feed. They're a lot of fun!

Paul,
Just let me know when you're ready! LOL They'll be a change from the retics, that's for sure!

Zach,
I couldn't agree more! Thanks for the post. I'll shoot you a PM.

-Cole

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