Discussion in 'Reticulated Pythons' started by GeckoGod, Aug 3, 2010.
Are Bali Yellowhead retics dwarfs at all?
Not technically no. There is a chance that it could only attain dwarf size, but there is a bigger chance that it will attain normal mainland size. Really that is true with any snake though.
I started to try to answer your question a while back by investigating your question on the net. However, I got conflicting information.
BIGHOG85 says pretty much what I read.
"BY" Retics are generally smaller than normal retics. But, There is a class of true "Dwarf" retics that has no mention of BY's.
So, In the end, There seems to be no gaurantee that a Bali Yellowhead will not get just as big as a normal retic under optimal conditions or by being genetically predisposed to a large size.
Thats exactly right Og. BY's are generally a smaller retic than normal mainlands, but they are not a dwarf species which means that they can certainly attain very large sizes. They just aren't as prone to hugeness as normals.
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