Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Badass Bumblebee

Sorry I took so long to make this one today, but I have been at church all day. My topic today will be about the Bumblebee ball python, and it's 'super-morphs'. They were first created by breeding a Spider Ball to a Pastel Ball. What makes these balls truly astounding is the fact that they are a man-made double homozygous, meaning they carry not one, but two different traits at the same time. Known for their gorgeous colouring, if you want one of these beauties, be prepared to pay a small fortune for it. But once you buy one female bumblebee, that is all you need. If you buy a much cheaper male normal ball python and mate him with her, you will end up with a 25% chance of hatching a bumblebee. And since most snakes lay 4-6 eggs each time, your chances look pretty good. Not only that but if your bumblebee lays 4 eggs, you should end with 1 of each of these: a bumblebee, a spider, a pastel, and a normal. I don't know about you, but I like those odds.


  1. awesome! i love the color of this one. Thats cool that you can mate a female Bumblebee ball python and a normal male and have good chances of hatching another Bumblebee.

  2. Yeah, it's one of the few animals that is double-traited, making it pretty rare even now.