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Black Gap alterna - Specimen bgp96a0001


Specimen Record
Taxonomy
Common name Gray Banded Kingsnake
Family Colubridae
Scientific name Lampropeltis alterna
Locality Black Gap
Origin
Origin Wild Caught
Collector Chris Sheldon
Collection date 5/21/1993
Collection age juvenile
Description
Color Pattern patternless, medium gray
Rating 10
Sex
Genetics
Anerythristic No
Hypomelanistic No
Availability
Availability not for sale
Feeding
Feeding yes
Accepted Food dead fuzzy mice
Feeder Rating 6
Misc
Status living
Estimated Age 11
Photographer Dan Johnson
Owner Dan Johnson
Ownership history Chris Sheldon (5/1993 - 1996)
Dan Johnson (1996 - present)
Record created 1/11/1997
Last update 8/9/1999


Genealogy



Clutches Produced
Clutch ID
Photos
Father
Date Laid
Hatch Date
Days
Incubated
Egg
Count
Hatchling
Count
Bad
Eggs
bgp0002 Photos
bgp97c0405
5/17/2000 7/21/2000 65 6 6 0
bgp0105 Photos
bgp98a0001
5/13/2001 7/23/2001 71 8 8 0
bgp0207 Photos
bgp98a0001
5/9/2002 7/20/2002 72 8 7 1
bgp0317 Photos
bgp97a0002
6/4/2003 8/17/2003 74 8 8 0
bgp9704 Photos bgphdg0001 6/2/1997 7/31/1997 59 6 5 0
bgp9803 Photos
bgp97a0001
5/28/1998 7/26/1998 59 6 2 1
bgp9906 Photos
bgp93w0002
6/4/1999 8/2/1999 59 6 3 2

Offspring
ID
Hatch Date
Pic
Description
Q
S
bgp00c0201 7/21/2000 y nearly patternless, alterna with slight evidence of banding on posterior 10
bgp00c0202 7/21/2000 y alterna, no orange, speckled neck, slight tripling to vent 8
bgp00c0203 7/21/2000 y intermediate, bow ties, pinstripe borders, single alternates 8
bgp00c0204 7/21/2000 y alterna, single alternates, no orange 4
bgp00c0205 7/21/2000 y alterna, single alternates, almost no orange 4
bgp00c0206 7/21/2000 y blairs, white markings in saddles, pinstripe borders, busy neck, deformed 9 ?
bgp01c0501 7/23/2001 y patternless 10
bgp01c0502 7/23/2001 y very speckled & reduced pattern 9
bgp01c0503 7/23/2001 y pinstripe orange primaries & speckled snout-vent 9
bgp01c0504 7/23/2001 y 100% speckled 10
bgp01c0505 7/23/2001 y speckled snout-vent with some residual pattern 9
bgp01c0506 7/23/2001 y alterna, speckles snout-vent 9
bgp01c0507 7/23/2001 y intermediate w/triples on anterior 1/2 8
bgp01c0508 7/23/2001 y washed out aberrant blairs with speckling 9
bgp02c0701 7/20/2002 y patternless 10
bgp02c0702 7/20/2002 y patternless 10
bgp02c0703 7/20/2002 y intermediate, wash out w/ triples 10
bgp02c0704 7/20/2002 y nearly 100% speckled 10
bgp02c0705 7/20/2002 y alterna, busy, faded diamonds 9
bgp02c0706 7/20/2002 y alterna, orange slits, speckled S-V 9
bgp02c0707 7/20/2002 y alterna, speckled neck 6
bgp03c1701 8/17/2003 y nearly patternless 8
bgp03c1702 8/17/2003 y speckled alterna, hollow bands 7
bgp03c1703 8/17/2003 y ultraspeckled blairs 9
bgp03c1704 8/17/2003 y speckled alterna, narrow orange slitted bands 7
bgp03c1705 8/17/2003 y speckled-neck alterna, little orange 5
bgp03c1706 8/17/2003 y alterna with orange slits 5
bgp03c1707 8/17/2003 y speckled neck alterna w/orange slits 5
bgp03c1708 8/17/2003 y speckled neck alterna, no orange NA
bgp97c0401 7/31/1997 y alterna, very speckled, almost no orange 10
bgp97c0402 7/31/1997 y alterna, orange slits with white flecks, speckled, great white, pin-striped black borders 10
bgp97c0403 7/31/1997 y alterna, speckled, triples to mid body, orange slits 9
bgp97c0404 7/31/1997 y blairs, white patches in orange 8
bgp97c0405 7/31/1997 y blairs, good orange, single alternates 7
bgp98c0301 7/26/1998 y patternless neck, then heavily speckled to vent 10
bgp98c0302 7/26/1998 y heavy speckled neck, then faded diamonds to vent 9
bgp99c0601 8/2/1999 y blairs, pastel orange with faded centers, narrow black, orange-centered alternates 9
bgp99c0602 8/2/1999 y blairs, narrow black, some alternates 8
bgp99c0603 8/2/1999 y alterna, faded orange, speckled neck 8



Comments
This snake is very possibly the most unusual alterna ever collected

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