Wild-caught T+ or Caramels as we all knew them, I might suggest are actually “Corals Glows” a name another breeder with reticulated python breeding experience has given them based on breeding albino Retics and comparing the results. Funny though this other breeder who is close to another well known breeder cannot, in fact he states both of them cannot tell me where the adults he bred originate from, I will mention at the same time my hold-backs were also producing babies, the holdback's from the same clutch which was sent to this well known breeder who this other breeder got his animals from but please, nothing to see here..
I called them “Crosses” when I first produced them in 2018 and sent groups to the states to well known keepers/breeders some who turned around and advertise them as T negatives and still to this day have them on their websites as such and when I told this person I didn't agree with him labeling as such the conversations stopped soon after. Go ahead and compare the T negatives being produced now to those labeled "T negative 2018" and you will clearly see the differences. One other person was producing Coral Glows that year but his babies looked VERY different than what I produced, again easy to see when compared and he did not produce as many as I did that year. This same person commented on one of my FB post about producing Coral Glow before me but a year + later I still wait the photos I asked from him to prove this, but I have many photos that dis credit his claim. Back in my day, you make a claim you are able to prove it, now I am a bad guy for asking for the proof. I have no idea now what these people do as its a tight clique and I am not part of it nor do I want to be.
"Crosses" as I called them back then because I am honest and thought I am not sure what they should be called so all I can give my clients is all the information/facts I have which was telling them the pairing to produce them was visual T- x T+. Those where my first captive produced albinos and not one person stepped up to discuss the genetics with me and I asked, even making post about this to ask as I was mostly out of the reptile business when all these snake morphs where being produced or just not interested as I have ALWAYS been a Monitor Lizard guy.
So we now have the name Coral Glow, and the thing that first struck me was EVERY, what we called T+ or Caramel from the wild looks exactly like Coral Glows. I have not seen one head of the super dark form now being called T+ or Caramel from the wild, and trust me I have seen many examples of wild-caught T+ and T- as babies. So, are all “T+” wild-caught actually Coral Glows as we know them today? Something we are missing in this equation I believe, maybe the super dark T+ are not being caught or sought after but I would speculate that we would have heard at least one story of someone catching/buying a "normal" looking baby that developed into a T+? Like I discussed on my other pages, its very doubtful there are adult T- in the forest of Indonesia so whats producing the T- albinos, I speculate its normal looking hets. 22+ years I live here and along with some long term reptile companies here have never seen or heard of a live or dead ADULT T-. So, whats producing the T+, Caramels or Coral Glow as I speculate they are from the wild? Is it possible two hets male and female for albinisim are producing these?
So, I think we still have much to learn about albinisim in V. salvators especially in the wild form. For instance the holdback Corals I produced in 2018 are now breeding and the resulting hatchlings are three different types of albinos, Coral Glow, T positive and T negative.
I am very happy & proud to report since I got back into breeding Varanids in 2018 I have produced 86 (various) forms of Albino V. salvators and that includes the worlds first "Super form" or as I called them Snow-Blind, for a total of 23 heads to date. 54 "normal" HETS (various) forms have been produced as well for a total of 143 CB Biawak. Some VERY exciting pairings are taking place now so I am hopeful to produce some more high quality biawak
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