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Old 11-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
Eastern Milksnake Q

Im interested in eastern milks and was wondering if there are any morphs besides varying wild types. Does anery and amel and other morphs Occur? I saw a wild caught hypo on another website. Are hypos common in the hobby?
Thoughts welcome.
Old 11-16-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
"Standard" albinos have been around for decades, but no one has really been able to produce great numbers of them. There's also a T+ albino, several of which have been discovered fairly recently. The inability to produce Eastern morphs is a testiment to the snake's general unsuitabilty for breeding projects compared to Central American milks. There's also an overall lack of interest in North American Milks, because in most cases the babies start off on lizards.

Susquehanna Ectotherms has a white-sided Eastern Milk project that started in 1983 - which gives you a pretty good idea how difficult it is to get an Eastern Milksnake project going.

Old 12-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
I found an albino back in 2007 and have been working on trying to reproduce the trait ever since. There is at least one working with an anery as well.

I echo Tim's statement about the difficulty in breeding these, though I have not had the problems mentioned about the lizard feeders. Maybe it's because the local that I am working with has no lizards available to them in the wild. If they don't start out on newborn pinks, I've had success by just cooling them for a while and they come out with a great appetite.

Old 02-08-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
The fact that they take 4 years to fully mature and that the offspring need either tic tac pinks or the smallest of pinkies, is the main reason they are not bred in great numbers, not to mention that they dull out dramatically as they mature...

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