Scaleless snakes

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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Wolf777 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:47 pm

The third last one looks really weird, interesting none the less.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Westley Price » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:58 am

Saw a scaleless Southern Hognose picture today.

Scaleless snakes are becoming more and more popular the past few years.

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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:10 am

I would love to have a scaleless snake, along with a hairless guinea pig...heehee
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby bradmiller » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:30 pm

Would a scaleless rattlesnake have a rattle?
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:43 pm

No, they never develop the rattle so that does make them a bit weird.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Seaborne » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:42 pm

Scaleless Snakes are a natural mutation. However due to them having brighter colors they are also now more visible to their enemies. They occur just like Albino snake and i ask how many of you have seen them out in the wild. Scaleless snakes are not a man made thing, but have been selectively bred to enhance the form.

The snake is not 100% Scaleless as they still have the scales on the abdomen as this is needed for the snake to move. As for the feel, i have been told that is has a soft leather feel (similar to a chamois). The 1st batch of scaleless Ball Pythons will also be hatched soon and I can just imagine the colors popping on a pastel or another bright snake.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Bushviper » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:40 pm

You also get two types of scaleless lizards namely the Leather back bearded dragon and the Silky bearded dragon.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Urucone » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:31 pm

where doe's scaleless genetics start, is it a snake that has a few distinct scaleless parts on it's tail or body or is the snake entirely scaleless from scratch from head to tail.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Westley Price » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:25 pm

Urucone, scaleless snakes are exactly like albinism; the carries of the gene display no visual manifestation of the gene, but if two het scaleless snakes mate, 20% of the babies should be scaleless.

So it's a pretty straightforward recessive gene, but just a bit more "graphic" than the others.

So it originates from either a wild caught animal, or just a lucky guy who happened to pair up the perfect pair in captivity.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Urucone » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:13 am

Thanks westley, reason for asking I have a uracoan rattle snake that has interisting markings on her, don't know if it could be something to a scaleless but it's dam impressive the front part is uracoan with scales but the tail is something different it's as if there's almost reduced scales, it's a first for me, I'll check if I can post a picture tommorow, maybe somone could identify it.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Westley Price » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:31 am

That does sounds interesting.

There is a genetic mutation in Corn snakes called Microscale, which is also thought to be recessive. This mutation results in the scales being smaller and not overlapping like they should.

Maybe you have something similar?

http://iansvivarium.com/morphs/species/elaphe_guttata/microscale/index.php
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Urucone » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:15 pm

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She's in the blue, but still looking great
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Westley Price » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:42 pm

Haha, I think she's just "plump" and that makes the skin between the scales show. It's a sign that her owner treats her well ;)
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Urucone » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:14 pm

:oops: Well, thanks I guess, but those lines on the tail what's up with that.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Urucone » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:19 pm

If you think she's plump, look here (He's on a diet)

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