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The Good and the Bad When working with Live Animals.

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Little Russel Shark Facts

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A bunch of Boa Goodies

Here is my latest Youtube Video.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVS6BPmCoI4 You have to take the good with the positive with when you work with Live animals. This week I show a loss of a female I had good hopes for of the year in my youtube video.  You win some and you loose some.  If you stay positive at what you, you will have much greater success than you will failures.  In my Video, I show the death of a snake, and a little bit about what happened.  She died of a Twisted Ovary that caused an infection.  You can see this, and a little break with the kids.  I’m coaching Jackson’s little League team this year, and our first game is tomorrow. I’m excited about that.  I have to manage 13 kids on the team.  It is a lot of fun.

Back to work.  We will be adding more shorter videos in our Channel that I’m going to be linking to the Boaconstrictor.com site, so if you see a video, make sure you subscribe to my channel to get updates on the next video.  I’m going to showcase the Jungle Motley VPI’s in a nice Boa Video.  Also, we are going to have some other Reptiles with Josh, and maybe take little Russel to see the Shark set up Josh has.  He’d Die.  No babies this week.  One litter of SLUGS.   We do expect it to be more of a Summer Season, but we are also having a very positive Ball Python year.  It seems when you have one down year with one, the other makes up for it.  I’m really focusing my Boa collection to a Fine tuned collection as you always have to get newer things and different bloodlines.  I’d rather not Mass produce and focus more on refining my bloodlines to many key projects.  In 2009, we had 73 litters.  That is something I don’t think I can do agian for a few years. I could do it, but I  don’t think I ever will again.  It’s too much work.  If you break it down, that is like a Boa litter every 3 days, but they all come in just a few months.  I’m looking forward to a Litter coming up in the next 2 weeks that may be something very cool I have been working on for 7 years.  Fingers Crossed. The Mom isn’t big.   I hope you have a great week.    Jeremy Stone

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April 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

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2012 Has Started..

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A mix of Colors and Motleys.

I have been so impressed with all the Boas that are being produced.  It is great to see other people make INCREDIBLE morphs that have been keeping the Boa dream alive.  The Boas have taken a big Hit with market and the law threats, but those who stayed patient have been making some of the most amazing animals.  If you could look back just a few years and see where the Boas were. They were always evolving getting better as more morphs and genes pop up. However,  the NEW generations of Boa morphs we are starting to see have been very been inspirational, and I’m happy to see it.   I was excited to talk to a few other breeders that are excited to see all the new stuff for 2012.  One Larger Boa breeder told me we are going to see a “Boa Revolution” as he unveils new and amazing projects yet to be seen.  It’s excited and refreshing.  I’ve been working hard on Boa and Ball morphs over the years, and I have learned a ton especially with Boas.  The future is going to be VERY BRIGHT.  There will be a Boa Revolution evolution.  I can’t even name all the Boas that have me excited as I think of some new projects I need to get this year.   With Boas you just have to be more patient.  You can’t take a Male and breed it under one year of age like I have been able to do with some Ball Morphs. I have been seing some insane Boas in Europe, Canada, (too many countries to mention) and in the USA in forums and facebook.  Projects that have taken years are starting to unfold, and it is exciting.

On a Side note, we started the season this year with some Cool Sunglow Jungle Kahl albinos.  We struck out on a few other early projects, but I am waiting for the majority of my litters in June/July that will be exciting.  I have a

2012 Sunglow Jungles.

few litters in May and Late April, but I will not have a HUGE boa year, just a refined group with many fun projects I want to work with.  No more than 35 litters.  We will have about 6 good key VPI litters, and a lot of other odds and ends.  We only will have a few Central litters as we gave many of them a rest.   We have sold out of 2011 Diamond Babies, and hope to have one and possibly two litters in July, the other one is a Slugger.   I stretched him to 3 females, and it just was too much.   I am going to be looking to add a few Boa Morphs to the collection as I see many of these animals I can’t take my eyes off.    So, with an Average Boa year, I’m excited about many of the Ball Python Clutches we will have and Make this year.   I’m working on the Breeding videos, and I hope they will be creative and informative.  I have a few videos coming up next week.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.   Jeremy Stone

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April 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

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Getting Ready for The Baby Season

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Motley and Hypos Het PD from May 14, 2011 Litter

It has been awhile since I have posted.  The Industry has gone through a Big Shock since the new FWS Rule Change.  We have had some major accomplishments and a few set backs.   I do occasionally write about it in my facebook, and I have been using that and youtube as a blog, but I want to let things settle and give updates on important Law info as I can that applies to our Industry.  I am feeling Positive, that doesn’t mean we can rest.  Because of all the negative Press, I am excited to work with other breeders on a few projects that will have a POSITIVE information about the Reptile industry, and facts about Reptiles in general.  This will be very cool, and I will have to BLOG a lot more on the Boa Constrictor.  I’ll mention that later.

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VPI T positive Jungle Motley and Bloody Jungle 2011

We have been very busy.  With Shipping Reptiles, breeding, and keeping all the animals fed and healthy, it seems to never end.  Each year seems to go by faster and faster.  Last week we shipped over 300 animals to Canada, and that is a lot of stress.  The animals got there, all the paperwork, inspections, and flights are worth it when you have a happy customer.  We plan on going to the June Hamm Show, and we are thinking of doing a Canadian Show, Chicago, Anaheim, San Diego, and one or two more for the year.  I have to try to plan it well because that travel is very expensive.

It has been an interesting breeding season with Babies due any day.  We will have a medium sized Boa year, and it’s looking like a good Ball Year.   I have a few key litters I am hoping for, and the rest just kind of falls into place.  We do the Best we can, but on average I get about 50 percent of what we try to breed.  So, if I breed 50 females, I usually plan on 25 females plus or minus 5.    I will never breed more than 100 female Boas again. Three years ago we had 73 litters, and it was WAY TOO MUCH.   It is too much work and your focus gets taken away from a lot of other stuff. 50 litters a year in Boas is more than I can Handle.   I hope things are going well.  We will be taking questions off our Youtube Video Comments because I can never get around to answer those, and we will answer common questions through our Channel on Youtube.  Here is the latest video we did, and we will have another next week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx4tO1Mgh6o&list=UUf4xotO6nkSX2jP3dqWhB8w&index=1&feature=plcp

Have a great week. Jeremy Stone

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April 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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