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Q: Type 1 and Type 2 anery boas? I need help :(
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I have an anery boa and Im just now finding out there are different types.

very confused, and finding info on boa morphs isnt to easy.

can anyone help???

Points: 100
Topics: Genetics
Tags: Boas, Coloration, Morphs
Species: Boas > Large Boas > Boa constrictor constrictor
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Author Comment 8/5/2012 3:37:18 AM


Not alot of boa talk on this site.

sucks cause I really like it.

Member Comment 8/5/2012 8:38:49 AM


*Googles "What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 anery"*

*clicks the first link

4th post down.

"That's not all entirely right. There are both type I and type II CA anery boas, with the type II generally being a darker, blacker, and often less "brown" snake, though some do still brown out with age. However, type II anerys are far more common than type I anerys in CA stock. How did I figure all this out? I asked a similar question on a different board a while back and got some awesome replies. I hope no one hits me for linking to a different board, but it's for educational reasons! Anery Nic - Type I or Type II? - Redtailboa.net 

There's also talk that there's a "type II" Colombian anery as well, though I think it's been named something different now (see the IMG boa - Peter Kahl Reptiles : Collection ).

Despite all the jargon, they are all just various forms of anerythrism, or lack of red pigment. So far breeding trials have shown that at least one strain of CA type II anery is not compatible with Colombian type I anery, though I don't know if any other combinations have been tried."

Accepted Answer 8/5/2012 1:13:52 PM

Sonja K. Reptiles

Type 1 Anery is by far the most common. Type 2 you will generally see in those from Central American - Nicaragua mostly. If it was not specified at the time of sale, I would bet you have a type one anery - especially if you have a Columbian Boa... or a Snow... I believe legit sellers will readily disclose which form of anery they are selling, or more or less if not stated type 2, then it's assumed it's type 1... but, if it's not advertised, just ask. Same goes with the 2 forms of Albino. Kahl is by far more common, and seems to be that is the type of albino that you will have unless it has been declared as the Sharp strain by the seller. 

You can't just assume it's type 2 based on a darker appearance / more black, because I have a Type 1 that could easily match or surpass a type 2.

Author Comment 8/5/2012 1:17:24 PM


awesome! thanks guys 

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