(Jocelyn) is our female West Papuan Carpet Python. Her lineage is equally as impressive (they are clutch mates). She also made her way to RAD Reptiles through Chris Salemi, who produced this animal in 2015. We are hoping her first breeding season will be in 2018 as well.
West Papuan Carpet Pythons are a smaller subspecies of Carpet Python found primarily in West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya). They inhabit tropical forests and utilize the warmest, most consistent environments of the Carpet Pythons. The natural colors of these Carpet Pythons contain varying shades of black, yellow and rusty reds! RAD Reptiles is working with West Papuan Carpet Pythons to selectively breed for certain traits and refine this subspecies.
Coastal Carpet Pythons
Morelia spilota mcdowelli
Coastal Carpet Pythons are the largest subspecies of Carpet Python. As their name suggests, Coastal Carpet Pythons are typically found along the Eastern, Northwest coast of Australia, but their range does extend inland and westward a good degree. This subspecies has an absolutely stunning natural variation, both in size and pattern. This is why RAD Reptiles works with Coastal Carpet Pythons as our flagship mutation project.
West Papuan Carpet Pythons
Morelia spilota harrisoni
Jaguar Coastal Carpet Python
The Jaguar gene in Carpet Pythons reduces patterns and increases the areas of yellow pigment. The Jaguar phenotype is the heterozygous form of the leucism gene, meaning it only carries one copy of the gene. The homozygous form of the Jaguar gene produces leucistic (completely white) animals! Unfortunately, the leucistic gene is lethal and to date, not one animal has survived. It is theorized that there is incomplete organ development in leucistic Carpet Pythons, specfically the lungs. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to support this hypothesis.The Jaguar gene is believed to have originated within the Coastal Carpet Python complex.
(Madame Curie) is one of our founding females at RAD Reptiles. She was produced in 2010 by Jim Kurowski and made her way her via Constrictors NW. She is the product of a Kurowski Jag x Red Mpenn. We really like the red and jaguar influence in the Axanthic gene, so pairing her with (Name Axanthic male) is the first step towards producing Axanthic Red Jags!
(Sagan) is our male West Papuan Carpet Python. He has an incredible lineage that leads to high contrasted, light colored animals. He made his way to RAD Reptiles through Chris Salemi, who produced this animal in 2015. He will be ready for his initial breeding season in 2018.
Axanthic Coastal Carpet Python
Axanthism is a condition in which an animal has very reduced to nearly no yellow pigmentation. This typically results in a gray, black and white specimen. Originally thought to be a true recessive gene, it has recently been postulated that it is in fact an incomplete dominant trait. This suggests animals that carry one copy of the gene for Axanthism show visual traits of that gene. Once an animal carries both genes, they will be homozygous for Axanthism and display the full Phenotype.
(Einstein) is one of our founding animals at RAD Reptiles. He was produced in 2014 by Midgard Serpents and is the product of a Het x Het outcrossed line (the only Axanthic line) of Axanthic Coastals from Sweden. He is the key component of RAD Reptiles’ Coastal Carpet Python projects and is absolutely stunning! It is very difficult to capture the gorgeous gun metal coloration of this mutation, but it is breathtaking in person.