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The 2014 season is coming to an end and I'm gearing up for 2015! I intentionally took it slow this year in order to focus on raising many holdbacks and allowing several annual breeders a year off to rest. Even though I planned for a slow year it was even slower then expected! I didn't receive some clutches I was hoping for, didn't hatch much of what I wanted (I'll hatch you next year spider caramel glow!), and I still have a couple balls waiting to drop eggs (this is the latest I've had girls lay)! My seasons usually pendulums back and forth so I'm hoping this slow seasons leads into an explosive 2015!

I'll start cooling my breeders off next month to get ready for 2015. I'll be breeding more females this season then ever before! Some of the potential highlights I have my fingers crossed for are (balls) pastel orange ghost leopard piebalds, spider caramel glows, super pastel lesser g-stripes, super chocolate super pastels, more mystic potion crosses, and (ksb's) stripe albinos, stripe snows! Take a look at the complete potential list. My woma pythons and rainbow boas won't be ready for this upcoming season but they should be good to go for 2016!

I have been expanding my rainbow collection (both brazilians and columbians). For the Brazilians, I'm focusing on Hypos and High Reds and have several beautiful pairs lined up! I've also dipped into the ghost Columbian project! The ghosts are amazing and there aren't many people working with them at the moment. Check out this pic of a ghost crb from Pet Kingdom:

I still have a handful of ball pythons left and several anery KSB's. I've also decided to clear out some of my normal and single trait ball breeders in order to make room for growing holdbacks! I'll post the breeders on this page when time allows. You can catch me at the next STL Reptile Show on Nov. 2nd and I'll have everything I have left for sale including the ball breeders I mentioned. See you then!

T. Ross Hyman

9/30/14 - Cooling down to move up!

The 2014 season is coming to an end and I'm gearing up for 2015! I intentionally took it slow this year in order to focus on raising many holdbacks and allowing several annual breeders a year off to rest. Even though I planned for a slow year it was even slower then expected! I didn't receive some clutches I was hoping for, didn't hatch much of what I wanted (I'll hatch you next year spider caramel glow!), and I still have a couple balls waiting to drop eggs (this is the latest I've had girls lay)! My seasons usually pendulum back and forth so I'm hoping this slow seasons leads into an explosive 2015!

I'll start cooling my breeders off next month to get ready for 2015. I'll be breeding more females this season then ever before! Some of the potential highlights I have my fingers crossed for are (balls) pastel orange ghost leopard piebalds, spider caramel glows, super pastel lesser g-stripes, super chocolate super pastels, more mystic potion crosses, and (ksb's) stripe albinos, stripe snows! Take a look at the complete potential list. My woma pythons and rainbow boas won't be ready for this upcoming season but they should be good to go for 2016!

I have been expanding my rainbow collection (both brazilians and columbians). For the Brazilians, I'm focusing on Hypos and High Reds and have several beautiful pairs lined up! I've also dipped into the ghost Columbian project! The ghosts are amazing and there aren't many people working with them at the moment. Check out this pic of a ghost crb from Pet Kingdom:

 

8/5/14 - Anery KSB's

A nice litter of 21 anery kenyan sand boas dropped this morning!

7/30/14 - Black Sands

I'm loving this black sand boas! I recently picked up an adult pair and 3 babies from my buddy Scott Miller. And they're all possibly het albino!

7/11/14 - Keep Your Fingers Crossed!

I've been waiting on this clutch for a LONG time now. One of the main reasons I wanted to start working with ball pythons was so that one day I could produce Caramel Glow crosses. This first time mother is a Spider double het for Caramel Glow (caramel albino + hypomelanistic). She was bred with a double het Caramel Glow. I've been working towards this project for many, many years and this is the first time I have a shot at creating caramel glows and spider caramel glows!

She laid 6 eggs but one was infertile. Hitting the odds on this clutch is going to be a real pain. The odds are not kind on this project. Either way, it should be an exciting clutch. I could get all kinds of results: normals, spiders, caramels, hypos, hypo spiders, caramel spiders, caramel glows, spider caramel glows, and bunches of possible hets.

The Caramel Glow is a striking combination! I have yet to see many (any?) Caramel Glows crossed with other traits. Just imagine a caramel glow piebald! Or an enchi pastel caramel glow! There's so much you could do - it's getting those genes through that makes it a pain. But I like a challenge. Here is a beautiful pic of a caramel glow courtesy of Brock Wagner. Imagine those colors with the spider pattern! Vibrant burnt orange with the lavender "webbing" pattern of the spider! *fingers crossed*