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PostSubject: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:57 am

Awesome how old?
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:51 am

It's young, but I don't know its age. A hatchling from this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:15 pm

Sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:38 pm

Hopefully it survives has to be a rarity.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:33 pm

Very nice!!
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:35 pm

Wow! very nice indeed!
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:02 pm

Oh yeah, I see those all the time. Almost as frequently as I stumble across Copperhead eggs. I think the two are linked.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:20 pm

Yeah, they are not in the hobby either. One popped up a few years ago in Fredericksburg and some breeding was intended but no one ever heard from it again. Guess it failed.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:36 am

Not many people breed Mole Kingsnakes period. They don't seen to be popular. It will take years to establish a good population of amel snakes. Since you only have one amel animal, you have to cross it with a wild type. So if the amel you have now is a male, he may be ready the breed in 2017. Maybe 2016 if you don't cool him and feed him plenty. Most females take about a year longer to reach a reasonable weight (size). The clutch that you get from them will all be het for amel. You then have to raise them to adults, and cross the ones that are the opposite sex as the amel parent back to the parent. This should give you a clutch where half will amel. You can add up the time to see how long it will take to get a real collony of amel animals.

Keep first snake till it is large enough to breed: 3 years.
Produce adults from the F1 generation: 3 years.
Backcross the F1 generation animals with amel parent:
You can now expect a clutch with 50% amel snakes.
Cross the amel snakes to each other and the amel grand parent and you will start getting clutches of 100% amel snakes. If all goes well, it will take you about 10 years, and you still don't know how many people will want one. It is also my understanding that these snakes have small clutches.
I have breed Mole Kingsnakes myself, and the clutch was only 5 eggs. One was a dud. Can you see what you are up against?
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:26 pm

That's a fancy King Cobra. Rookies.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:28 pm

Thanks, but other than reporting an interesting Virginia specimen, I have no interest in the snake. To my knowledge, the snake was transported to a wildlife education group and will be use for public education.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mole Kingsnake found in Virginia   Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:51 am

Well at least it will have a chance at living a long life there. In the wild, it didn't stand a chance.
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