So, I have been giving this some thought and much like the Snow-Blind I produced and hypothesised that they are not a wild or natural occurring morph due to reasons I point out on that page. I am also thinking this form T positive or "Caramel "Albino Salvator's does not occur in nature and that its possible all the wild-caught T positive to date are in fact forms of T negative/T positive or Coral Glows as another breeder has called them with his past experience with breeding Reticulated Pythons. In 2018 I posted about the differences I was seeing from pairing a T negative x T positive but they where not quite as striking as the babies I just hatched out recently from pairing my holdback Coral Glows. Again I have asked people in the reptile field here in Indonesia and again they agree like they did about my hypothesis about my Snow-Blind that they have never seen a T positive "Caramel" from the wild with such a dark pattern as seen in the above photo of one of my babies and I have now made several examples and all have the same appearance.
I thought maybe its due to the fact that most T positive found have been bigger/older animals but I have seen a few examples of baby T positive wild-caught and they have all had the Coral Glow look to them, none has the appearance of the super dark form we see when we pair Coral Glows, a pairing I doubt would be possible to occur to often in the wild. Much like the Snow-Blind hypothesis I put forth there is of course always a chance of this happening but I think its a very low chance. So, like my Snow-Blind I produced I believe these T positive to not be a natural occurring "morph" found in the wild and that in fact all "T positive" or "Caramels" found to date in the wild have in fact been Coral Glow's.
Couple questions come to mind with this hypothesis, if these dark Caramel (T positive) are indeed a wild occurring morph why have we not seen one, why has no one bought or captured what they thought was a very pretty "normal" salvator to only have it go through a dramatic ontogenetic change and WOW my normal turned into a Caramel Albino, why have we not had one story like this? Why have all Caramel T positive to date that I have ever seen not been darkly colored at any stage of there development.? EVERY Caramel wether it be live or via photos from juveniles to adults all have the appearance of Coral Glows Is it possible that ALL Caramel T positive found in the wild are in fact Coral Glows? Can this be,? I need some genetic help here, can this be possible according to all we now know about Albino Varanus salvators? Has anyone attempted to bred T positive x T positive and failed to produce T positive? or does one get T positive/Caramel and Coral? For sure some interesting things we still need to work to figure out. I probably have this all wrong but it's interesting to think and learn more about this. Anyone with photos of T positive Caramel Albino salvator's as babies, please email them to me, anyone want to contribute in anyway to this hypothesis please email me. Thank you for listening. I am just putting this stuff out there to start thinking and discussions.
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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