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Loma Alta alterna - Specimen lom91w0001


Specimen Record
Taxonomy
Common name Gray Banded Kingsnake
Family Colubridae
Scientific name Lampropeltis alterna
Locality Loma Alta (0.5m North Red Bluff)
Origin
Origin Wild Caught
Collector Dan Johnson
Collection date 6/1/1991
Collection time 1:45 am
Collection age adult
Description
Color Pattern blairs, light, wide bright orange
Rating 8
Sex
Misc
Status unknown
Photographer Dan Johnson
Ownership history Dan Johnson (1991 - 1997)
NA (1997 - NA)
Record created 1/11/1997
Last update 9/30/1999


Genealogy



Clutches Produced
Clutch ID
Photos
Mother
Date Laid
Hatch Date
Days
Incubated
Egg
Count
Hatchling
Count
Bad
Eggs
lom9101 Photos lom91w0002 NA 1991 NA NA NA NA
lom9701 Photos lom91w0002 6/2/1997 8/1/1997 60 7 1 1
lom9702 Photos lom91c0101 6/4/1997 8/3/1997 60 8 5 0
lom9703 Photos lom91c0102 6/6/1997 8/4/1997 59 11 8 3

Offspring
ID
Hatch Date
Pic
Description
Q
S
lom91c0101 1991 y blairs, light gray, wide bright orange 8
lom91c0102 1991 y blairs, light gray, wide bright orange 7
lom97c0101 8/1/1997 y blairs, partly striped 7
lom97c0201 8/3/1997 y blairs, good orange 8
lom97c0202 8/3/1997 y blairs, good orange 8
lom97c0203 8/3/1997 y blairs, good wide orange 8
lom97c0204 8/3/1997 y blairs, wide good orange 7
lom97c0205 8/3/1997 y blairs, wide orange 5
lom97c0301 8/4/1997 y blairs, good orange, very wide orange 10
lom97c0302 8/4/1997 y blairs, good orange 7
lom97c0303 8/4/1997 y blairs, good orange 8
lom97c0304 8/4/1997 y blairs, good orange 7
lom97c0305 8/4/1997 y blairs, good orange 8
lom97c0306 8/4/1997 y blairs, good orange 8
lom97c0307 8/4/1997 y blairs, good orange 8
lom97c0308 8/4/1997 y blairs, good orange 8



Comments
This snake is the first Loma Alta alterna that I collected. The next night, I collected a female (lom91w0002) at the exact same location. The two bred repeatedly in the motel room during my stay. A month or so later, she laid 8 perfect eggs all of which hatched.
This snake appears on the cover of Markel's "Kingsnakes and Milksnakes" paperback published in 1995.

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