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    Lightbulb Assist in science project!

    Hello, i'm a high school science research student working on studying the cranial capacity of the normal and spider ball python.

    I am looking for as many photos of adult normal ball pythons and spider ball pythons head shots (taken with a penny for comparison) taken similarly to the diagrammed photo of the Nerodia clarkii taeniata (Atlantic Salt Marsh Snake) here (minus the C and F angles)

    Im looking for at least 6 of each type but the more the merrier. I will also be producing 3D printed skulls using the measurements taken from studying the photos, if you are willing to assist i would HIGHLY appreciate it!!

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    Sounds like a cool project!

    Just for clarification, when you say normal, do you mean normal as in wild type "normal". Or does that include "normal" morphs not associated with head wobble?
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    Re: Assist in science project!

    thank you! For the normal, i was looking at the typical, "run of the mill" ball python since i am focusing on the coloration morph Spider. The normal is sorta my control group.

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    Re: Assist in science project!

    Quote Originally Posted by deadbumblebee View Post
    thank you! For the normal, i was looking at the typical, "run of the mill" ball python since i am focusing on the coloration morph Spider. The normal is sorta my control group.
    Ok, thank you. Unfortunately I can't help you. Neither of my BPs are normals or spiders.

    And just to help out, are you looking for single gene spiders?

    Good luck, I hope the project goes really well for you!!!
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    Re: Assist in science project!

    I have a normal. Unfortunately, mine is in shed right now so I don't want to mess with him. If you are still looking in a about a week I will so what i can do.

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    Do you want single-gene spiders or are other genes in the mix ok? I have a bee, a spinner, and a fire spinner who could become models.

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    Very cool sounding project, I can't help because I have an albino mojave BP, but I would love to see the results of your research if you're willing to share when you're done

    3D printing skulls sounds amazing, I wish I had access to 3D printers when I was in high school. It's always nice to see research on snakes since there isn't enough of that out there and they are so misunderstood!

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    Re: Assist in science project!

    I understand, my project is due near the end of December so any time is perfect!

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    Re: Assist in science project!

    I could deff help out with my normal Ramsey with these pictures, Iíll see what I can come up with in the next day or so, I just had knee surgery today so Iím not mobile atm.


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    It DOES sound like a cool project...however, I have zero BPs these days, so I cannot contribute but I hope many others here will.
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