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I´m Back and Here Are My GTP´s

Discussion in 'Green Tree Pythons' started by JMM, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. JMM

    JMM Elite Member


    After some time away from the forum, I´m back and I want to show you my GTP´s. Here they are:

    A) "Grizzly"
    1.0 CBB in England in 2000
    HY Sorong-type
    the terrarium

    B) "Dayak"
    Aru x Lereh
    1.0 CBB in Spain 2007.Nov.03 (by Diego Prieto)

    C) "Faith"
    0.1 CBB in Italy 2005.June (by Clay Valeri)


    D) "Diana"
    0.1 CBB germany 2008.May.21

    E) "Banana Split"
    Helmut Sommerhauer´s "Yapen Line"
    0.0.1 CBB Croacia 2009.April.27 (by Neven Vrbanic)
    family portrait

    as a baby


    F) "Moreno"
    Biak ("Flap")x Aru ("Coco")
    0.0.1 CBB Croacia 2009.June.06 (Toma Makjanic)
    as a baby


    Babies´ homes (old pic)

    I am now (almost) fully dedicated to this species so in the near future, 3 more will be added to the collection.

    Hope you enjoy the pics.

    Attached Files:

  2. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    Welcome back, they look fantastic !!!!
  3. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    They are beautiful! :)
  4. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Beautiful Joao! Thanks for sharing!
  5. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    they are amazing! Welcome back.
  6. JMM

    JMM Elite Member

    Thanks !
    I´ll be posting more pics in the future. Maybe of my big (7´) JCP female (not a viridis, but still morelia...)
  7. pslsnakes

    pslsnakes Member

    wow, very nice!!
  8. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

    WOW! I love "Grizzly" - I've never seen one speckled like that!

    I can see why you would want to focus on that species - they are absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Thanks for sharing :)
  9. JMM

    JMM Elite Member

    Thank you!

    A few more pics that were taken recently, now that all my terrariums have UVB lights (all pics without flash):



    Faith (totally recovered nowadays)


    Hope you like them

    Attached Files:

  10. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Is Grizzly going to remain speckled like that or is it a transitional coloration?
  11. MMWC

    MMWC Elite Member

    They look amazing.
  12. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Great looking pictures, you have a very nice collection, thanks for sharing.
  13. JMM

    JMM Elite Member

    He is 10 y.o. so these are his final colors
  14. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    That is one of the coolest looking ones that I have seen!
  15. JMM

    JMM Elite Member

    Thanks Merlin.

    he is a nice fellow, isn´t he? and has a funny story.

    I saw him in the (11th October 09) Snakeday show in Houten, The Netherlands, and he was priced really low for a HY tricolor GTP, because he was a terrible feeder that would only eat every 2-3 months and after lots of teasing, so the English seller said.
    The seller also told me he didn´t remember if he had eaten for the last time in August or September.

    I didn´t worry about that at all and grabbed him before somebody else did. He was around 1,1kgs (very big, for a male) so he had been eating enough anyway.

    He didn´t eat at my home for around 4 months and I didn´t worry (breeding season). I kept ofering every other week, with different techniques. I noticed that if I teased him he would retract; if I just showed him the mouse and pulled away, he would show interest and move forward towards the prey. So, he was a "chaser" !

    Then, one day (mid February) he decided to eat again, just like that: I showed the mouse and he seemed interested; I pulled the mouse away a few inches and he did a perfect strike and constriction.

    From that on he resumed eating. Now he eats like there´s no tomorrow on a clockwork schedule: every 14 days; 1 to 2 jumbo/xl mice.
    And he doesn´t eat more because I don´t offer him.

    So, I´m very happy with my "cheap terrible feeder"...

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