Spider Combinations

Albino Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: Albino Spider High Contrast

Status: Proven Double Dominant X Simple Recessive

When: 2003

By Whom: NERD

Albino Spiders represent our second Spider combo, as well as the first simple recessive x dominant combo we produced. The wait for the Albino Spider was a bit agonizing...any ball python breeder who has whiffed on their odds in a clutch knows what we mean! It took 3 tries to finally produce these saffron-and-white gems from Spider het-albino x Albino breeding, and the winning clutch hatched on March 1, 2003. Just like its Spider & Albino components, this combo is highly variable. We see rich matte-yellow snakes with a classic Spider pattern that hold their crisp contrast well into adulthood, as well as soft, almost translucent yellow animals with reduced patterns that tend to fade as they grow.

Albino Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: Albino Spider High Contrast

Status: Proven Double Dominant X Simple Recessive

When: 2005

By Whom: NERD

These hatch as extremely light, washed-out white snakes with faint yellow highlights, somewhat reminiscent of a Snow (Albino Axanthic) ball. The Spider pattern is very faint, and the yellow pigmentation has an opalescent sheen, especially as the snake gains size & weight. Yet another lovely variation on the Spider & Albino themes!

Albino Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: Axanghic Bee

Status: Proven Triple Dominant/Co-Dominant/Simple Recessive

When: 2006

By Whom: NERD

Spider/Pastel/Axanthic.

Axanthic Bumblebees are our first triple combo involving a recessive gene, a project 4 years in the making. These black & silver gems hatched during the Daytona Expo in 2006 alongside their Axanthic Killer Bee Siblings. After dreaming of what this combo would look like, we're very excited to see them in the flesh. Photos hardly do them any justice...all we can say is WOW!!!

Cinnamon Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: CinnaBee Cinnamon/Spider

Status: Proven Triple Dominant/Co-Dominant/Simple Recessive

When: 2005

By Whom: NERD

This unique combo is heavily influenced by the reduced pattern & oval lateral blotches of the Cinnamon. The Spider pattern almost seems "melted" as a result, with russet & coffee undertones. This is a morph that continues to get better & better as the snake grows & the Spider elements of the trait are more defined.

Coral Glow Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: CoralBee Coral Glow/Spider

Status: Proven Triple Dominant/Co-Dominant/Simple Recessive

When: 2005

By Whom: NERD

Here's another difficult snake to photograph - it's hard to capture just how pink her pattern is with a digital camera! The Coral Bee is one of our favorite mutations, involving the Coral Glow, Lemon Pastel & Spider morphs. There's a very good chance that this snake has the Woma gene mixed in as well, but that will have to be determined by future breedings. She hatched out as a pale yellow snake with a lilac-hued pattern; upon growing she has developed high white sides characteristic of the Spider morph, and brilliant yellow coloration from the Lemon Pastel influence.

Ghost Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: Honyebee Ghost/Spider

Status: Proven Triple Dominant/Co-Dominant/Simple Recessive

When: 2003

By Whom: NERD

Here's a big reason why Ghosts have held their value so well - how can you look at a Honeybee Spider & not immediately want one...or six?!?!? We first produced Honeybees in 2003 by breeding Spider-het-Ghost to Ghost...the first generation of Honeybees was beautiful to start with, and we've been selectively breeding our Ghosts & Honeybees to produce some very pretty snakes! Honeybees hatch out a light peachy gold color with faded lavender-gray patterning & orange sides. As they grow, their overall pigmentation becomes more intensely orange without darkening, and the pattern turns a faded gray. This is a morph that must be seen in person for one to truly appreciate.

Enchi Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: Stingerbee Enchi/Spider

Status: Proven Double Dominant/Co-Dominant

When: 2004

By Whom: Ray Hine & Lars Brandell

The combination of Enchi & Spider results in a very reduced pattern animal with thin black markings on a light gold background. First produced via collective effort between Ray Hine & Lars Brandell, Stinger Bees consistently display this beautiful, refined webbing. It almost looks like someone dipped a fine brush in black paint & just drizzled the pattern on, with some finishing touches on the head.

Lesser Pastel Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: Queenbee Lesser/Pastel/Spider

Status: Proven Triple Dominant/Co-Dominant/Co-Dominant

When: 2005

By Whom: NERD

This exquisite mix of Spider, Pastel & Lesser Platinum genes is one of our favorite morphs from 2005. The Queen Bee has a faded, light reddish-brown pattern with yellow & white body coloration and soft, blue-gray eyes. With the light overall pigmentation & extremely reduced head pattern, we're quite interested to see what the Super Pastel form of this trait will look like!

Woma Pastel Spider Ball Python

Genetic Morph: Wannabee Woma/Pastel/Spider

Status: Proven Triple Dominant/Co-Dominant/Co-Dominant

When: 2003

By Whom: NERD

The Wanna Bee was the first triple combo of ball python mutations, and involves the Spider, Pastel & Woma traits. Wanna Bees tend to be very heavily patterned, with high white sides and burnt yellow coloration. As they grow, many Wanna Bees develop a scattering of darker scales, giving this morph a mottled or calico appearance.

(picture by NERD, text from NERD)