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Old 06-10-2019, 01:38 PM
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Oh dear!
My 50/50 was probably my favourite snake tbh. I wrote my last post slightly worse for🍺🍺🍺🍺. I just don’t like the possibility that lots of jungles have a deal of diamond gene or that a “pure diamond” is 12-25 jungle that comes from the most humid warm part of country when the diamond comes from the most southern extreme.as I understand it a 50/50 is just kept like a jungle. This means a diamond looking cross treated like a diamond could peg it in brumation. I agree they are beautiful just think this is one of those species that is as good as a pure. Royals retics and all that are generally improved aesthetically. I like the idea of having something that’s still looks like it should be on a rocky outcrop in the bush. Did see a diamond bredli though that could swing me
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:45 PM
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You canít beat the pure natural beauty of a diamond a sorong gtp or even a grass snake. I have to admit though a 50/50 jungle diamond is generally gorgeous. Iím not at all experienced but Iíve sen some decidedly cack 75%diamind jungle crosses. Problem with diamond hybrids it seems to me is more that brumating a 75 or 88 diamond (believing itís pure)will result in probs as the more dominant gene lives in a tropical rainforest not a southern extremity As far as visual goes I think diamonds are more responsible for a lot more jungle yellow than people think. The scale tipping is a hybrid thing possibly. Jungles (wild)are gold with big patches and fat stocky heads. Even dull diamonds seem to have defined rosettes and central scale colour not so much tipping. I had an acid yellow and Matt black 50/50 but as nice as it was it would never beat either a pure diamond or pure jungle.
This is a 75% diamond jungle that I regrettably sold. It would've been matt black, if not for the highly reflective irridence he had. And he was 13 or 14 years old when I took that picture. I'd be a happy man if I could find some more like this

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Old 06-10-2019, 02:41 PM
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My 50% looked like him but more yellow and less markings. Matt is probably the wrong term more silky? The black is noticeably blacker than that of jungle. I saw one nicer than mine in another guys collection and a pair nicer still offered to me once along with a pair of cracking pure diamonds. It was at a time I had even less money than now and had just decided to give up hobby. Regrettable.wish I’d kept and jag and jungle and brbs. No room now wife hates em. Sneak some diamonds into my insulated shed that’s the plan
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Old 21-10-2019, 09:16 PM
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My adult pair of diamonds. I haven't bred them yet but will try again next spring.
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Old 22-10-2019, 04:12 AM
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Those are stunning particularly the first pic. I’ve just got a pair of hatchlings from Europe and am about to pick up a yearling female too. If you manage to breed these next year pls stick me on the list for a single male.
Pics of little male then dad then mom on the clutch.
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Old 14-11-2019, 08:19 AM
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Baby Clarence the diamond. Same animal as pictured above pre and post shed. Even now changing colour and developing the black outlines around the markings. Now got a trio two siblings and an unrelated female. Anyone out there with any stray baby males I may be interested or if planning breeding next year I’d like another unrelated line male
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Old 15-11-2019, 07:22 PM
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Looks great John. You will never tire at looking at them especially when they are at that age and developing their colour and pattern.

I have had my pair for 11-12 years and even after that time I could not be persuaded to part with them. They have great character and are a joy to keep.
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Cheers. Have you managed to produce any or do you plan to. Another unrelated male would be great. Found them very pleasing so far fed every time even fed in my hand and not struck. Only bummer is the recently purchased female has mites(found one yesterday popped the little bugger full of blood) I knew she had been a late feeder and is not as pretty as my other two and underweight so I’m going to have to treat and feed her up . She has bit of longitudinal striping but I’m certain she is pure no carpet like traits I’ve trawled through pics of babies from nsw oz. her mom is white so I’d just hope she looks different to my other two. I’m already giving them night drops and in intend to give very slight cooling more so with the yearling who is now battering the fuzzies.
Told myself I’d be satisfied with just a pair to keep in my outdoor room. As much as I love em I’m already having to control my urges to buy bredli and jags of the classifieds
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I have had two good clutches from my pair and a few duff ones over the years.

I could pair next year but knowing me I most like will not as I cannot be bothered with the hassle of raising over 20 hatchlings that I then have to re-home. That said I would quite like a holdback.

Best thing I like is they are so low maintenance.
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Well if you do decide to pair them up I’d be interested in make definitely and possibly a pair. Don’t suppose there is any chance of a coupe of pics of your adults?
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