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Python Regius Atlas Englisch

Forwords

Preface

1. General Section

Systematics

- Appearance and Size

Distribution and Natural Habitat

Ecology

- Arboreal or ground living? A re-appraisal!

Conservation

Ranching

- The Demise of Ranching

People and Pythons in Africa

- Ghana

- Togo

- Benin

Economic Importance

Population Status

Revered, Protected and Abhorred – Ball Pythons as a Fetish

2. Keeping and Breeding

Acquisition

Transport

Handling Pythons

The Terrarium

- Solitary or joint keeping?

- Climate

- Lighting

- Outfitting

Feeding

- Feeding Intervals

Moulting

Propagation

- Sexing

- Inducing Mating

- Mating

- Ovulation

- Gravidity

- Incubation

Sexual Maturity and Life Expectancy

Diseases

- Ectoparasites

- Endoparasites

- Bacterial Infection

- Viruses

- Constipation of intestinal obstruction

- „Hard Belly“

- Hemipenis and Intestinal Prolapses

- Injuries and burns

My Snake is Gone!

3. Colour Morphs

Where do these names come from?

A brief introduction to genetics

- Dominant and intermediate expressions

- Punnett ’s Square

- Genetics for breeders

- Can “heteros” be identified after all?

- „Combos“ – twin mutations

- Problematic genetic defects / wobbling

- Tricks and deceits in the market place

Ball Python morphs

- Recessive morphs

- Albino

- Amelanistisch

- Axanthic

- BB Ball

- Black Lace

- Bourgogne

- Caramel

- Clown

- Desert Ghost

- Genetic Stripe

- Ghost

- Lavender

- Monsoon

- Patternless

- Piebald

- Rainbow

- Sahara

- Scaleless

- Sunset Ball

- Toffee

- Tristripe

- Ultramel

- Dominant and co-dominant Morphs

- Acid/Confusion

- Bamboo

- Banana

- Black Head

- Black Magic

- Bongo

- Black Pastel

- Butter

- Calico

- Champagne

- Chocolate

- Cinnamon

- Creme

- Cypress Ball

- Desert

- Disco

- Enchi

- Fire

- Genetic Jungle

- GHI

- Granit

- Gravel

- Green Pastel

- Het Red Axanthic

- Hurricane

- Jungle Woma

- Leopard

- Lesser

- Lori

- Mahogany

- Mocha

- Mojave

- Mystic

- Orange Dream

- Orbit

- Paintball

- Panther

- Pastel

- Phantom

- Pinstripe

- Red Stripe

- Russo

- Sable

- Spark

- Special

- Specter

- Spider

- Spotnose

- Stranger

- Genetic Tiger

- Trick

- Vanilla

- Woma/Hidden Gen Woma

- Yellowbelly

- New, genetically verified morphs

- Bambino

- Black Adder

- Blondie

- Copper

- Genetik

- Huffman

- Masai

- Mathew

- Milky

- Monarch

- Nanny

- Neon

- NR Mandarin

- Red Gene

- Rio

- Silver Ghost

- Super Sentinel

- Speckled

- Unverified morphs and morphs identified as not genetically fixed

- Black Axanthic

- Burgundy Albino

- Chimera/Paradox

- Classic Jungle

- Dalmatiner Pied

- Fefe

- Odd Balls/Question Balls

- Orange Gen

- Ringer

- The prettiest Morph of all

Acknowlegments

Literature used and recommended reading

Internet support