Scaleless snakes

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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby lerikoen » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:23 pm

I saw some scaleless corns, ratsnakes and sand boas on a show I watch with my husband. Although the scaleless would be a change, I think it can feel quite amazing and the color that I've seen has been out of this world!!! Would love to see and handle one in person.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Serpent » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:25 pm

I must say I was sceptic for many years, but some of these are way cool.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:08 am

Weird question here for all.
When it comes to hairless dogs they found that somehow the "hair gene" also affects the dog's teeth. Most of these dogs get very bad dental problems as they age. Now my question is would the scales not also maybe be connected to another part of the snake that will be affected in the case of a scaleless snake/reptile? Anyone have some experience with this?
I know the snakes still have scales underneath so they can still move but the "scale gene" must somehow be affected.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:13 pm

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Sorry Carla, Can't help you there.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby kfc223 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:58 am

Wow.

I wonder what a pied scaleless would look like.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Westley Price » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:42 am

Here's quite a nice, short article on the scaleless gene and the effects (or rather lack of effects) on the snake, with scientific references.

Enjoy

http://www.ssnakess.com/forums/general-discussion/102249-scaleless-snakes-brief-history.html
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby Primogen » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:00 am

Nice little article to help this gene try overcome all the bad press about it.
I have come across the thread and the Uk forums one (basically people trying to slap each other over the internet :smt014 )
I still love the scaleless mutation even with all the controversy surrounding it and I really hope they become more available in the country in the coming years.
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Re: Scaleless snakes

Postby wadekilian » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:53 am

Most of you will have seen it already, but it doesn't seem like anyone's posted it yet. Here's a pic of the scaleless Ball Python:

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