Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 235

4 members and 231 guests
Most users ever online was 3,642, 05-08-2016 at 08:50 AM.


» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 64,923
Threads: 239,482
Posts: 2,488,292
Top Poster: JLC (31,652)
Welcome to our newest member, xxytxx
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,283
    Thanks
    3,760
    Thanked 1,561 Times in 890 Posts
    Images: 17

    Claude progression thread...

    Introducing Claude, the albino pastel spider. According to the prior owner, he us about a year and a half old, so I'm going with 2017 for hatch year. He's named after the yellow scaredy cat from Looney Tunes due to his very skittish behavior so far... decidedly reminded me of the jumpy cartoon cat. I picked him up on 3/2/19 with Penelope from a local guy getting out of bps.

    I have held him a minimal amount, just when I was buying him and getting him settled that first day. Then again this past weekend to check him over and snap a few pictures. He shows no wobble when moving around in his tub, but stayed mostly balled up when handling. For the bit of crawling through my hands that he did, no really odd movements either. I plan to start his handling like I would a new hatchling, short sessions of 5-10 minutes, just enough for him to know I won't eat him.

    He's a great feeder, eating a weanling rat on 3/5 and again tonight. No hesitation or problem when striking. He seems a bit thin to me, and the prior owner said he was feeding on mice, which is small for a snake his size. That said, he had no issue switching to rats. He was supposedly fed both live and f/t as well as poultry. I'm afraid his diet will be plainer here, just f/t rats.

    Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Children’s python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Dianne For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (03-19-2019),dakski (03-13-2019),MarkL1561 (03-13-2019),MissterDog (03-13-2019),Shayne (03-12-2019),Sonny1318 (05-12-2019)

  3. #2
    Registered User Shayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-06-2018
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    470
    Thanks
    707
    Thanked 404 Times in 239 Posts

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Claude is so handsome! Love the name reference.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Carpe' Diem

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Shayne For This Useful Post:

    Dianne (03-13-2019)

  5. #3
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,283
    Thanks
    3,760
    Thanked 1,561 Times in 890 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    Claude is so handsome! Love the name reference.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Thanks! I tried to resist when I saw the pictures of the pair for sale, but resistance was futile. I am weak for the yellow or cream colors. I had been bouncing names around but couldn’t find one that fit. He did not fit the more masculine names of recent book characters or the Greek/Roman gods I occasionally use. I was talking with a friend about him, saying I hadn’t named him yet and about how skittish he was. Claude Cat popped into my head, and the character was also yellow. Done deal.
    Last edited by Dianne; 03-13-2019 at 12:11 AM.
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Children’s python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dianne For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (03-19-2019),Shayne (03-13-2019)

  7. #4
    BPnet Senior Member dakski's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-07-2014
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,570
    Thanks
    3,461
    Thanked 4,060 Times in 1,900 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images: 134

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Nice addition. You know I am sucker for the albinos (and Shayna is an Albino Spider).

    Love his richness; his colors are deep.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to dakski For This Useful Post:

    Dianne (03-13-2019)

  9. #5
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,283
    Thanks
    3,760
    Thanked 1,561 Times in 890 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Nice addition. You know I am sucker for the albinos (and Shayna is an Albino Spider).

    Love his richness; his colors are deep.
    I really hadn’t planned to add two more, but he was so nice looking and the price for the pair was a steal. Plus I really like the lessers, butters, and mojaves...have two out of three now. Claude’s color is closer to the paler photos, but not quite that pale...dang phone just didn’t quite catch it right.

    I have to admit I thought of Shayna when I saw his picture the first time.
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Children’s python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Dianne For This Useful Post:

    dakski (03-13-2019)

  11. #6
    Registered User Shayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-06-2018
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    470
    Thanks
    707
    Thanked 404 Times in 239 Posts

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne View Post
    Thanks! I tried to resist when I saw the pictures of the pair for sale, but resistance was futile. I am weak for the yellow or cream colors. I had been bouncing names around but couldn’t find one that fit. He did not fit the more masculine names of recent book characters or the Greek/Roman gods I occasionally use. I was talking with a friend about him, saying I hadn’t named him yet and about how skittish he was. Claude Cat popped into my head, and the character was also yellow. Done deal.
    Name is a perfect match. I did the classic “noobie” move and went with ‘Monty’. Will be (hopefully) picking up our #2 on April 7th at the local expo. Hope to be a bit more creative with this one. lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Carpe' Diem

  12. #7
    BPnet Senior Member dakski's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-07-2014
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,570
    Thanks
    3,461
    Thanked 4,060 Times in 1,900 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images: 134

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne View Post
    I really hadn’t planned to add two more, but he was so nice looking and the price for the pair was a steal. Plus I really like the lessers, butters, and mojaves...have two out of three now. Claude’s color is closer to the paler photos, but not quite that pale...dang phone just didn’t quite catch it right.

    I have to admit I thought of Shayna when I saw his picture the first time.
    Awwww, that's sweet.

    Shayna is a great girl. I hope Claude rocks out too.

    I was confused by the pictures, but either way, he looks awesome. Shayna is the same way. Depending on light she can look faded or bright and rich.

  13. #8
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,283
    Thanks
    3,760
    Thanked 1,561 Times in 890 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    Name is a perfect match. I did the classic “noobie” move and went with ‘Monty’. Will be (hopefully) picking up our #2 on April 7th at the local expo. Hope to be a bit more creative with this one. lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Nothing wrong with noobie names, they still work. My first boa was Sir Hiss, from Disney’s Robin Hood.

    I currently have 17 snakes, but at one time I had 42 when I was breeding my boas and corns. You run out of names quick, and mine are all pets first so they all had to have names. So far I’ve only reused Loki...it just really fit both snakes and I haven’t had the first Loki for many years.
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Children’s python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  14. #9
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,283
    Thanks
    3,760
    Thanked 1,561 Times in 890 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Awwww, that's sweet.

    Shayna is a great girl. I hope Claude rocks out too.

    I was confused by the pictures, but either way, he looks awesome. Shayna is the same way. Depending on light she can look faded or bright and rich.
    I think Claude will eventually settle down. I suspect he was handled very little, which is why I’m taking it extra slow.

    The pictures are confusing. Some of the ones of Penelope are the same, she’s closer to the lighter photos, but not exactly. But I’m not complaining too much...they’re pretty good for cell phone pictures under the swirly florescent bulbs.
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Children’s python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Dianne For This Useful Post:

    dakski (03-13-2019)

  16. #10
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,283
    Thanks
    3,760
    Thanked 1,561 Times in 890 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: Claude progression thread...

    Claude is on empty after two feedings with me and sporting a new paint job...almost perfect shed, two little donuts like a lady's discarded stockings. He's still very skittish when you first open his tub, and very jumpy when you first touch him. I only held him for 5-10 minutes tonight, but he settled down pretty quickly and started exploring. He has a very busy tongue, almost non-stop flickering and repeatedly "licking" my arm, wrist, and hand. Several times he just stopped and kept just the tip of his tongue on my skin. Quirky little guy.

    Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Children’s python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  17. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Dianne For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (03-19-2019),dakski (03-19-2019),Sonny1318 (05-12-2019)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1