I like it when people in the hobby justify any shitty opinion they have just by stating they’ve been in the hobby “longer than you’ve been alive”

like congrats, you’re old

I still know my shit

bye

fuckyeahballpythons:

applepythons:

I do not understand people who defend their use of HotHands when shipping animals. THERE IS A PRODUCT DESIGNED FOR SAFE USE WHEN SHIPPING LIVE ANIMALS. Why would you not use it? Even if you believed there was no safety issue with HotHands, you should still use the proper 40 hr shipping packs to COVER YOUR ASS. 

Because why the fuck would you ever admit to being wrong when whining and moaning about how everyone is attacking you is so much more self affirming.

Seriously. like I’m watching this VERY WELL KNOWN breeder bitching on FB about how the hobby has gone to shit because people called him out on his questionable shipping methods.

tbh I love it when people do this dumb shit, tells me exactly who not to buy from.

I do not understand people who defend their use of HotHands when shipping animals. THERE IS A PRODUCT DESIGNED FOR SAFE USE WHEN SHIPPING LIVE ANIMALS. Why would you not use it? Even if you believed there was no safety issue with HotHands, you should still use the proper 40 hr shipping packs to COVER YOUR ASS. 

fuckyeahballpythons:

Found mites on Noodle, Toad, and one of the normal hatchlings. I guess I’m just going to assume that they’ve spread to my whole collection at this point.

This is not my week.

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Ugh, I feel your pain. I’m using my infestation as a learning experience, but it’s still a pain in the butt treating 20+ snakes. 

Anonymous said: Do you plan to keep any other python species? And will you be breeding your baron's racer someday?

I don’t plan to get any new species for a while, but there are several I wouldn’t mind keeping someday when I have more room. I really like womas and their Lee Pace eyebrows.

I may breed Scylla, if I can find a really nice male, but she is mostly just a pet.

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Yooooooo someone is selling female Angolan python babies on Kingsnake for $450. That’s not something you see every day.

Unpopular opinion? Mice > rats

Unpopular opinion? Mice > rats

Mites, mites. Wahhh. I’ve seen them on at least one snake in each rack, so I’ve got my work cut out for me. Today is lots of betadine soaks and tub/rack cleaning. I’ve ordered some Reptile Relief spray so I’ll see if that works when it arrives. SIGH. 

Probably got a little lax with my quarantine with all those new kids. My fault. 

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I haven’t taken a nice photo of Cuppy in a while, which is a shame, because for a normal (het lavender albino), he is so pretty.

I haven’t taken a nice photo of Cuppy in a while, which is a shame, because for a normal (het lavender albino), he is so pretty.

Happy to report that Esk is now enthusiastically back on feed after her RI. 

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Haven’t shown off Darby in a while. She’s still growing like a weed.

crestedglory:

applepythons:

So, Esk’s RI seems to be on its way out. She isn’t making popping noises, I don’t see any bubbles, she’s not holding her head up anymore.

Bad news: she has mites. 

Luckily, she and Angua, who came from the same breeder, are separated from the others. But ugh. 

And yeah, they were the animals I got from Matt White. As if anyone needed another reason not to purchase from him.

For the mites, use the Nix treatment, it works wonders. I’d post a link but I’m on mobile.

Thanks. I think I’d seen something about Nix somewhere. I’ve been looking at a bunch of treatments, so I’ll look it up. 

So, Esk’s RI seems to be on its way out. She isn’t making popping noises, I don’t see any bubbles, she’s not holding her head up anymore.

Bad news: she has mites. 

Luckily, she and Angua, who came from the same breeder, are separated from the others. But ugh. 

And yeah, they were the animals I got from Matt White. As if anyone needed another reason not to purchase from him.

Anonymous said: www(.)facebook(.)com/media/set/?set=a(.)10152227899663877(.)1073741946.246150708876&type=1 I didn't think you made a post one about this yet but if you have then sorry. What do you think??

reptiliaherps:

fuckyeahballpythons:

Yeah, I’ve kind of stayed away from posting about the Micro Scale because I’m honestly a lot less excited about it than the Scaleless Heads from BHB. 

The Micro Scales NERD’s produced so far have had really strange scalation that kind of makes me concerned about them and whether or not they’ll turn out to be viable in the long run. I mean, they Scaleless Heads are just missing some scales and are otherwise normally scaled but the Micro Scales have deformed belly scoots and some unformed openings for the heat pits. Personally, these features just don’t instill me with a lot of faith. 

I could be wrong but I don’t think that I’d ever be investing in a Micro Scale just based on the appearance because I don’t find these features appealing even if the end game is a fully scaleless animal.

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Micro Scale belly shot. (Image source)

Unformed heat pit openings on upper lip. (Image source)

What the fuck are these breeders doing to these snake’s genetics holy shit

Ripley is america’s next top model

Ripley is america’s next top model