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The Return of the Boa

Posted by Thomas at 9/14/2015 10:20:43 AM

Over the last two years, I've slowly been working on restructuring my collection a bit. Essentially, the goal was keep fewer specimens, but more of those species that I enjoy working with the most. This isn't the first time, and I think anyone who has ever tried that approach knows how difficult it is to decide which specimens to "cut" from your collection. It involved a bit of soul searching, and trying to prioritize some of my projects. Its has always been important to me to operate as independently as possible of market demands, and to work with those species that fascinate me, rather than those that are currently considered to be popular and thus potentially financially rewarding. In any case, one of the decisions that I had made for this year was to return to an old love of mine--Boa constrictor. My love affair with boas goes back many years, and played a significant role during my some of my earlier herping days. 

So, while my collection reduction is still on-going, I decided to add a few young boas. Since my interest is almost exclusively focused on locality specimens, I try to acquire only specimens that are either directly from the country of origin or descendents of well-known locality specimens. I hope you'll enjoy some of these pictures to start off your week with.

1.0 Boa imperator "longicuada", Meltzer line.

0.1 Boa imperator "longicauda", Meltzer line.

1.0 CB Boa constrictor (Suriname)

1.0 LTC Boa constrictor (Guyana)

0.1 CB Boa constrictor (Guyana)

1.0 CB Boa constrictor (Guyana)

 Comments: View Oldest First  

josh cole,
Posted At: 9/14/2015 10:48:23 AM  
The Suri is smoking

Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 9/14/2015 11:35:44 AM  

I wholeheartedly approve of this decision of yours! 

Localities are the best!

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 9/14/2015 1:30:53 PM  

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 9/14/2015 7:57:17 PM  

Posted At: 9/16/2015 12:21:32 PM  

I'm with Josh on this one! 

I'm a relatively "n00b" when it comes to Boas but I know what I like and Surinames have always fascinated me! Is a matter of fact...I know a breeder that specializes in them...I may ask to be on his waiting list one day! 

I also am liking the Guyana directly underneath the Suri!  

God.......I need a Boa.

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