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Retic Question

Discussion in 'Reticulated Pythons' started by GeckoGod, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. GeckoGod

    GeckoGod Active Member

    Are Bali Yellowhead retics dwarfs at all?
  2. bighog85

    bighog85 Elite Member

    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.
  3. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    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.
  4. bighog85

    bighog85 Elite Member

    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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