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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    Yeah...I don't really know what I would do with an eight foot or larger snake around my house. For one, I would be very concerned about my child and my other animals...as you mentioned Chris...I do not want a snake that can squeeze the crap out of my son, or swallow my chihuahua for a snack! And I for one am not impressed by men with big muscles or big snakes.
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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternGirl View Post
    Yeah... And I for one am not impressed by men with big muscles or big snakes.
    Is that a euphemism Mainie.......
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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by chris-uk View Post
    It's a good article Jeff. I think the fact that it talks about garter morphs will stimulate interest in people who just thought garters came in one variation: "garter".
    It should get some attention and those herpers will realise that not only are there several morphs being bred in several species, but also that the variation between species themselves is fascinating.

    Now, personally I'm not a big fan of morphs and prefer to see the normal/natural colourings. However, I think with garters we're a long way from falling into the "hypo lavender spider spot" or "blood pastel supermelanistic" type of morphs that you see in other species...

    I'll pop a link to the article onto the RFUK forum, there was a post recently where it was said that "garters only come in normal and albino"...
    Chris,
    I certainly understand and appreciate that morphs and combos don't appeal to everyone. The whole art of combining genes and trying to predict the outcomes and the surprizes of the real outcomes is what really trips my trigger, so I promote my passion. If the natural/normal type is your passion by all means that is what you should promote. Both promotions are good for the hobby. Thanks for sharing with the RFUK forum, will be curious to see feedback.
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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    I find that I love both the normal garters and the morphs...I see the beauty in the natural colors and I find some of the morphs absolutely stunning. I love my easterns...they may seem plain to some, but I think they are lovely. But my albino checkered is gorgeous too. I love flames...find them absolutely gorgeous. The silver morph is so beautiful...really breathtaking. But then I could go on about some of the natural coloring out there too...like the black and white radixes and the infernalis, the fitchi...the florida blue-striped...all so beautiful.
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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    Chris,
    I certainly understand and appreciate that morphs and combos don't appeal to everyone. The whole art of combining genes and trying to predict the outcomes and the surprizes of the real outcomes is what really trips my trigger, so I promote my passion. If the natural/normal type is your passion by all means that is what you should promote. Both promotions are good for the hobby. Thanks for sharing with the RFUK forum, will be curious to see feedback.
    Jeff
    Sure, I understand that morphs have an appeal, the point I was making was that although morphs don't float my boat (a personal thing) the state of garter morphs isn't the same as other species of snakes where it is ALL about the morph.
    I studied genetics at uni, so I appreciate the science and the achievement it is to produce a stable morph line, and actually if I was breeding I'd almost certainly be selecting parents which had the colours I appreciated most.

    The way garters are so underrated in the UK, anything that raises their profile is a good thing, and your article will appeal to a lot of snake owners who didn't appreciate that there is more than one species of garter and that several garter species have established morph lines. All good from my perspective.
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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    Great article.
    Love the pic of the flame with the yellow striping-the contrast is lovely.

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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    Forgot to mention that I have several other articles that will be published in the next couple months and throughout this coming year. Not to sound self promoting, the point is that I enjoy writing and will continue to work hard to promote garters in the reptile keeping hobby.

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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    Looking forward to your articles.
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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    That sounds great Jeff...looking forward to reading them.
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    Re: New article entitled- Plethora of Morphs in Garter Snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    Forgot to mention that I have several other articles that will be published in the next couple months and throughout this coming year. Not to sound self promoting, the point is that I enjoy writing and will continue to work hard to promote garters in the reptile keeping hobby.
    Anything that promotes garters is a good thing. Will be interested to read them.
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