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Old 06-27-11, 01:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Cool chart.. I think mines a common northern lol.
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Most likely, they are the most common sold in the trade.
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Is that a bad thing if its a,normal north? Just wondering.
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The fact that its a reptile makes it sexy
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Is that a bad thing if its a,normal north? Just wondering.
If you like it then no..
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Lol.. Ofcourse I do, but I like to know what I have.
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Lol.. Ofcourse I do, but I like to know what I have.
you have a beautiful snakey!!
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. By no means was I insulting you. I hate albinos but 80% of the reptile industry love them. I love a nice dark snake that looks like he was picked out from the wild. Again just personal preference.
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Here is a great chart I found. I personally prefer "true red tails" (bcc) over the bci, but there are also some nice bcis. I just thought I would post this for newer members.


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Boa constrictor amarali, Amaral's boa
Boa constrictor constrictor, Red-tailed boa
Boa constrictor imperator, Common northern boa
Boa constrictor longicauda, Tumbes Peru boa
Boa constrictor melanogaster, Ecuadorian boa
Boa constrictor nebulosa, Dominican clouded boa
Boa constrictor occidentalis, Argentine boa (locally known as lampalagua, ampalagua or boa de las vizcacheras) [3]
Boa constrictor orophias, St. Lucia boa
Boa constrictor ortonii, Orton's boa
Boa constrictor sabogae, Pearl Island boa

Okay, since I absolutely love the boas, I need to make sure I understand one thing.......The BCC Columbia versus the BCI Columbia (pretty sure that isn't how it was spelled), what exactly is the difference?? The number of saddles, size, color, temperment???
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Okay, since I absolutely love the boas, I need to make sure I understand one thing.......The BCC Columbia versus the BCI Columbia (pretty sure that isn't how it was spelled), what exactly is the difference?? The number of saddles, size, color, temperment???
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A report about Boa constrictor from Colombia by Dr. Ian Stephan
Colombia is a large country. It is one of the world's hotspots for plant and animal diversity, and has a wide variety of habitats. Two major habitats dominate Colombia, the upland area of the Andes, and the lowland area of Amazonia and the Llanos. Now as anyone who understands speciation knows, such differing habitats and physical barriers often lead to the 'creation' of new subspecies and species. Or at least, the separation of species and subspecies.

In Colombia there are two subspecies of Boa Constrictor: imperator and constrictor. It may even be possible that longicauda reaches Colombia (will leave this one out here for now!). Imperator is the form found west of the Andes, in the Pacific region and in the northern Caribbean region.
Constrictor is the eastern / lowland form, present in the Llanos (Orinoco) and Amazonian regions. There is of course some intergradtion between these two forms and both have been found in
the areas outside of their usual limits.

The subspecies imperator ranges north towards (see map) Mexico, northeast to Venezuela, and south to Peru, and perhaps Bolivia. Constrictor ranges west to Ecuador, south to Peru and
Bolivia, east to Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana.

Naturally, within such a large area, both subspecies display a huge degree of variation in both colouration, morphology, and meristics (scale counts). It is also VERY important to remember
that even within a particular area, that this species is highly variable.

For many years boas have been imported from Colombia, although it's been a long time since they have left via the Amazonian region. Therefore, the majority of imports are all imperator. The common boa. The 'Colombian' Boa. This is not to say that Bcc does not occur in Colombia.
Few people in the US probably have pure B.c.c's from Colombia.

I will make a brief note about the Leticia boa here. Recently a trend has started, probably driven by financial reasons, to sell a certain look of Boa constrictor as a 'Leticia' boa. Now not one of these Leticia's looks anything like a boa you'll ever see in Leticia and the name is clearly misleading.

I have read various posts on this site how the Leticia boa is an integrade of B.c.c. and B.c.i., but I can assure you it is nothing of the sort. Leticia is deep within Amazonia (see map) and very
close to Iquitos. I am sure nobody here that Iquitos boas were imperators?
So why should the boas from Leticia be such?

Many years ago many B.c.c's did leave Leticia. However, these were collected over a wide area, and not just from the vicinity of Leticia. But, the boas leaving via Leticia WERE B.c.c.

Trade routes within Amazonia dictate that any B.c.i leaving Leticia would have been an unusual occurance (The majority of B.c.i's leaving Colombia come from the
north (Cartagena / Barranquilla region).
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BUMP, I've seen a few threads looking for identification of Boas.....
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Good call Jay I just went to dig this thread up as well. It is a great one!
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The fact that its a reptile makes it sexy
Ummm...... I think this statement would mean more coming from a woman.
As soon as I can post pics I will let you tell me what they are as I found out the breeder is actually a crackpot. I think they are bci crawley Cay.
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Ummm...... I think this statement would mean more coming from a woman.
As soon as I can post pics I will let you tell me what they are as I found out the breeder is actually a crackpot. I think they are bci crawley Cay.
Where did you purchase the Boa's and how much did you spend?
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Theres caulker cay and crawl cay island boa's. There was a few caulker at the expo last month.. i think theyre the true dwarf boa's.
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