Serpentine Specialties

Serpentine Specialties  quality captive-bred reptiles                   owner - Douglas Mong

                 

                Specializing in the propagation of high quality snakes, mainly of the genus Lampropeltis 

 

   Here at Serpentine Specialties, I have always strived to collect and produce only the utmost top quality animals. All of the snakes I own and breed are derived from very specific subspecies, whether they are Lampropeltis getula, Lampropeltis triangulum, Pantherophis, or whatever the case may be. They are all painstakingly chosen to represent their specific taxon true to form, whether they are a naturally occurring wild phenotype, or captive bred color/pattern mutation. I do not believe in, or condone  the propagation of man-made crosses or hybrids, and have always worked to keep snakes as genuine to their individual subspecies as humanly possible. All of the founding breeder stock in my collection originate from either wild-caught snakes from a specific locality, or were acquired from well-known reputable breeders that I know personally, or produced myself.

 

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 NEW! Our brand-new book was just released to the public as of Aug. 17th at the 2013 National Reptile Breeders Expo (NRBE) in Daytona, and is now available to the public in all countries.

 

  This brand new publication entitled "The Guide to Honduran Milksnakes, A Collective History of Honduran Milksnakes for the Hobbyist" is the most complete and comprehensive book available regarding these popular snakes that has ever been published. Inside you will find over 260 full-color photographs and the most extensive A to Z history on all the known color and pattern mutations, morph combinations and different bloodlines available to date. It explains when each of these morphs were produced, and which breeders were responsible for first producing each one. This book depicts these snakes natural range and has very detailed taxonomy information describing them. Within this book are photos of wild-collected specimens, as well as locale specimens of the other closely-related Central American milksnakes that have historically been misidentified and misrepresented over the years. Their general care and husbandry is also touched on in great detail, as well as having many useful purchasing and handling tips. There are also some very interesting personal stories regarding some of the morphs told by well known breeders. There is an incredible bounty of useful information for the novice keeper to the most advanced milksnake herpetoculturist. It has had some great reviews from several other milksnake aficionados, and the book covers everything ever known about them over a span of almost four decades.

 

 Book review posted on....... kingsnake.com

Non-animated book preview: click here 

Customer book reviews: click here

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                                                Snakes for Sale

   Honduran milksnakes 

     

tricolors (assorted hets)...$40 ..sold out until 2013

tangerines (assorted hets) ....$40 sold out until 2013

albinos (assorted phenotypes and hets)..$ 60 - $100... sold out until 2013

   anerythristics (no red pigment)..$40 sold out until 2013

 

ghosts (hypo x anerythristic)...$75-$100 ..sold out until 2013

 

ultra-light hypos (from extreme clutch) ...$150 each ...sold out 

aberrant hypos... pending 2013

extreme hypos  ...$175 each

  These extreme hypos are indeed some of THE most stunning extremes in the entire hobby!!! sold out 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

                Kingsnakes

 

hatchlings..$75 each, $150 per pair......sold out 

 

"high-yellow" line Florida kings

* This is an absolutely STUNNING adult that is a sibling to the hatchling in the photo above. As you can see, these are just insanely georgeous high-yellow floridana, and are simply as nice as they come!. It's actually hard to believe these are even the same exact type of snake in the photos!

* These are NOT hypomelanistic Florida kings! These are non-recessive morph animals that have been selectively bred for their stunning colorations, and they can vary uniquely as well from individual to individual.

 This particular line of floridana are noted for their exceptionally high-red, and/or orange/yellow coloration as hatchlings, especially on their cross-bars and sides. This gradually becomes very yellow, and/or orange, or even green/yellow as they mature into adulthood. They also develop a very pronounced amount of interband speckling as they mature. Some will retain a bit of this coloration that later turns to a very light peachy orange on their sides. These are some of the most stunning Florida kings (aka "Brook's" kings) available ANYWHERE..........period!

 

 

 

     Outer Banks kings

 2013 hatchlings...$325 per pair for classic normals. Pricing slightly higher for aberrant phenotypes according to the degree of aberrant patterning.     

* This specific line of "sticticeps" is derived from several very well-known bloodlines from Carl Bartlett, Bob Fengya, the late Lloyd Lemke, Jim Kane, and Howie Sherman.

   These founder-stock animals are all from locality wild-caught animals collected years ago from the Outer Banks Islands off the coast of North Carolina. Specifically from Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island in Dare and Hyde county. 

 

 A typical sub-adult Outer Banks king as it matures and lightens up with more basal speckling in its inter-banding.

 

 

 

 

 

      Corns & Ratsnakes

 

 hypo lavender corns.$35..sold out

 hypo/het lavender, poss. het anery corns.......$25 each...sold out 

         

       "Moonshine" Ratsnakes

dark phase morph... $125 each

 light phase morph... $125 each

 

"greenish" rat het... $50 each

  

Below: are the very same three snakes. These are now my adult breeder group and are not for sale

 

dark phase "moonshine" subadult

 

light phase "moonshine" subadult

 normal het "greenish" subadult 

 

 This is a newly-discovered locality-specific mutation was found in a wild population of naturally occurring intergrade Black x Yellow Ratsnakes. These are commonly known as "greenish" ratsnakes.

 This very unique t-positive morph originates directly from Horry County, S. Carolina, and are NOT man-made crosses whatsoever!

 The original mutant male was found in 2006 less than 140 yards from where the two normal "greenish" intergrade females were collected. Those breedings later proved this gene to be recessive in 2008 by my good friend Jim Godfrey. They just don't come any nicer or more authentic than these!

 For the entire interesting story regarding these very special and unique ratsnakes, please visit the "Future Projects" page and scroll down to the very bottom.

 

 

 

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