Here's my olive-keeled flat rock scorpion mama and her 11 babies: My fingers are crossed that she raises them successfully!

Here are some of my new corn snakes.
"Amber":

Yep, she's an amber. :-) One of the sweetest snakes I've met.

"George":

George was called a ghost. All the pictures online have just confused me, he looks kinda like a ghost and kinda like just a charcoal. ??? He's a sweetie, anyway.
I have five of these, 1 female and 4 males. All are hatchlings from July '03. The flash washes her out a bit, but she really is very pale in her background color. Do reverse okeetees get more orange as they grow older? Oh yeah, and all 5 are supposed to be "greenspot" reverse okeetees. I'll wait and see if they turn any odd colors, but I'm doubtful. Anyways, she's pretty and very fiesty. The only hatchling who was reluctant to eat, but a night in a deli cup fixed that.

"Checkers"

Checkers (and the next three) came from a nice guy who had to get rid of most of his critters. He'd had the snakes in the garage, on landlord's orders, and Checkers has an obvious respiratory infection. I'm hoping some good heat and TLC clears it up, but a trip to the vet may be coming. Checkers is a 4 year old anery, I'm guessing type B? No yellow on the throat that I saw. Very dark colors. Sweet temperament. I would appreciate if people could look closely at the next two pics (I know, they're crappy) and tell me if you think Checkers is a girl or boy:

I'm leaning towards girl, but these are my first corns. :-) If these pics suck, I can try again. I didn't want to stress him/her too much, and had to get the snake into a warm tank.
"Snowflake"

Snowflake is very sweet! She has been known to bite, but she was on good behavior tonight. Her owner said she was a blizzard, but she's a snow. Perfect pink saddles that look like little snake faces. :-P

Unnamed pair of milks:

This is the male. He looks like a normal Honduran to me. This is the female. Is she a hypermelanistic Honduran? Some of the black bands have a faint lighter middle area on the back and sides, and a yellow band underneath. She's the same size as the male. Both are a bit flighty, but much tamer than the spazzy Honduran I halfway housed this past year. :-)
More pics of the rest to come later.
Jennifer
1 2 3
Here's my olive-keeled flat rock scorpion mama and her 11 babies: My fingers are crossed that she raises them ... than the spazzy Honduran I halfway housed this past year. :-) More pics of the rest to come later. Jennifer[/nq]
That amber is beautiful. George is in fact, a ghost corn.

)
How are the other babies doing?
-cat
That amber is beautiful. George is in fact, a ghost corn. Emotion: smile

Ah, okay. They must be very variable. Now, I've got two others that are called "anerythristic ghosts" that are drop-dead gorgeous. I thought ghosts were anery already? Maybe they're A&B? I'll try to get a pic up ASAP, one is in shed and the other is at the warehouse.
How are the other babies doing?

Great, thanks! I just replied to your email about them. :-)

Jennifer
Awesome pictures as always! You've definetly got me facsinated with 2 things I never expected, the tarantulas first and then your scorpion. :-) Becki
Here's my olive-keeled flat rock scorpion mama and her 11 babies: My fingers are crossed that she raises them successfully![/nq]
The mothering! So cute!! How could someone think a scorpion was creepy after seeing that kind of blatant maternal instinct?
"Amber": Yep, she's an amber. :-) One of the sweetest snakes I've met.

"whoa-oh, amber is the color of your energy/
whoa-oh, shades of gold displayed naturally"
I want that snake. I love those colors. Remember, when the time comes, I want that snake. Sarah wants Amber. Thanks!
George was called a ghost. All the pictures online have just confused me, he looks kinda like a ghost and kinda like just a charcoal. ???

He looks anerythrystic to me, too!
July '03. The flash washes her out a bit, but she really is very pale in her background color. Do reverse okeetees get more orange as they grow older?

Looks like what I've seen called a "candycane" morph. I've never heard of an okeetee getting more orange as they age.
Oh yeah, and all 5 are supposed to be "greenspot" reverse okeetees. I'll wait and see if they turn any odd colors, but I'm doubtful.

Snort. "Greenspot reverse". Sheesh!! People and their crazy freaks of nature!! Not you, of course. Emotion: smile
[/nq]
HAH!! I love the look in Tommy's eyes! How good of him to model all your new legless ones for you... a night to remember! Glad you caught that on film! D
coming. Checkers is a 4 year old anery, I'm guessing type B? No yellow on the throat that I saw. Very dark colors.

I think those are the defining charateristics of a type B anerythrystic.
would appreciate if people could look closely at the next two pics (I know, they're crappy) and tell me if you think Checkers is a girl or boy: [/nq]
Need to see further down the tail.
I practiced probing snakes at Derek & Nicole's last Sunday! I'm definately going to get some probes!
Her owner said she was a blizzard, but she's a snow. Perfect pink saddles that look like little snake faces. :-P

I totally see the little snake faces... cute!
Unnamed pair of milks:

Preetty hondurans. OH how I love hondurans. drools
She's the same size as the male. Both are a bit flighty, but much tamer than the spazzy Honduran I halfway housed this past year. :-)

Grand to hear - what a charmer he was! Emotion: wink
Awesome pics. Thanks for posting them. I REALLY must come visit you soon! I have the 30th off... Emotion: big smile
fr0glet
"Jenn" (Email Removed) ha scritto nel messaggio
I have five of these, 1 female and 4 males. All are hatchlings from July '03.[/nq]
If it wasn't for the design on the head I'd even confuse it with a candy cane. Never seen a reverse okeetee except in internet.
"Checkers" Checkers (and the next three) came from a nice guy who had to get rid of ... a 4 year old anery, I'm guessing type B? No yellow on the throat that I saw. Very dark colors.[/nq]
Strange all that brown for an anery. Maybe some emory-blood?
Sweet temperament. I would appreciate if people could look closely at the next two pics (I know, they're crappy) and tell me if you think Checkers is a girl or boy:

I think it's impossible to tell the sex simply from looking a corn. Once I found something about scale count of the caudal scales (underside) on http://www.suzythesnake.co.uk / But this method isn't very precise.
I'm leaning towards girl, but these are my first corns. :-) If these pics suck, I can try ... owner said she was a blizzard, but she's a snow. Perfect pink saddles that look like little snake faces. :-P[/nq]
There are many varieties of snows, greenish, yellowish and pinkish blotches (and maybe even more that I'm not aware of right now).

All very gorgeous snakes Emotion: smile
Anna
Awesome pictures as always! You've definetly got me facsinated with 2 things I never expected, the tarantulas first and then your scorpion. :-) Becki

Thanks! I think they're wonderful animals, and I guess I'm successful if I can convey that in my photos. :-)
Jennifer
The mothering! So cute!! How could someone think a scorpion was creepy after seeing that kind of blatant maternal instinct?

-P Alex has like 20 gravid emperors. It's going to be a scorpion nursery at work soon!
"whoa-oh, amber is the color of your energy/ whoa-oh, shades of gold displayed naturally" I want that snake. I love those colors. Remember, when the time comes, I want that snake. Sarah wants Amber. Thanks!

Uh, how about a baby Amber in a year or two? I've fallen for her, and I don't think she's going anywhere. :-P If I can get my hands on a boy amber, I'll have beautiful babies!
Looks like what I've seen called a "candycane" morph. I've never heard of an okeetee getting more orange as they age.

Well, I know baby corns can look totally different than when they're adults. It looks a bit like a candycane to me, too. Very confusing!
Snort. "Greenspot reverse". Sheesh!! People and their crazy freaks of nature!! Not you, of course. Emotion: smile

Oh, I know. Seems like a lot of breeders have a goal of naming a new corn snake morph, even if it isn't a real one.
HAH!! I love the look in Tommy's eyes! How good of him to model all your new legless ones for you... a night to remember! Glad you caught that on film! Emotion: big smile

He likes them!!! I'm so amazed. He hasn't shown any regret for buying them, and tonight he helped me shop for boxes and shelves. :-D
Need to see further down the tail.

Okay, I'll try to get Checkers out again and get a better shot. I've got to check the breathing anyway, last night I could hear him/her sneezing across the room. :-(
I practiced probing snakes at Derek & Nicole's last Sunday! I'm definately going to get some probes!

lol So you like sticking things up snake butts, huh?
I totally see the little snake faces... cute!

-P
Preetty hondurans. OH how I love hondurans. drools

So, any idea about the female? Just very melanistic, or something else? They've supposedly bred before, but if they're making hybrids I don't want more.
Awesome pics. Thanks for posting them. I REALLY must come visit you soon! I have the 30th off... Emotion: big smile

I should get off work around 6ish. I'd suggest coming down for dinner, but I haven't had time to do more than heat a can of soup up (okay, I did a Christmas dinner, too) for two weeks. :-/
Jennifer
If it wasn't for the design on the head I'd even confuse it with a candy cane. Never seen a reverse okeetee except in internet.

Are candy canes supposed to have white heads? The pic on Cathy Love's site has the same markings as mine. Not that I'm saying it *is* a candycane. And if it were one, the saddles are really messed up. Maybe it's got a bit of zigzag, too.
Strange all that brown for an anery. Maybe some emory-blood?

Sadly, I have no way of knowing its parentage. I hope it's not a hybrid. Although corn snake morph genetics are pretty messed up already. :-)
I think it's impossible to tell the sex simply from looking a corn. Once I found something about scale count of the caudal scales (underside) on http://www.suzythesnake.co.uk / But this method isn't very precise.

It would at least give me a good idea. If the snake recovers from the RI, I can take it to the next PNHS meeting and have some experts look at it. Someone might even be able to probe it there.
There are many varieties of snows, greenish, yellowish and pinkish blotches (and maybe even more that I'm not aware of right now).

Yeah, I wonder why they try to categorize them so much when they're so variable. :-) Sounds like you can't even predict what color the offspring will have by the parents' colors.
All very gorgeous snakes Emotion: smile

Thanks!
Jennifer
Show more