January 2012 Meeting featuring Terry Dunham: Breeding Honduran Milk Snake and Arizona Mountain Kingsnake color varieties
|Dates:||January 4, 2012 - November 30, -0001|
|Location:||Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods|
While pursuing a career in journalism and publishing, Terry Dunham bred Australian birds for 20 years and snakes for nearly another decade, always with a special interest in genetics and color varieties. He's the author of The T.F.H. Book of Finches and The ABCs of Finches, published by TFH Publications, of articles in the Vivarium, Reptiles, and Reptiles USA magazines, and is a regular contributor to online forums on kingsnakes, milk snakes and herpetoculture. He's spoken at avicultural meetings including the Australian Avicultural Association's annual meeting in Melbourne, Australia, and has given presentations at herpetological societies in the US and the UK.
He pioneered color varieties of Honduran Milk Snakes and Arizona Mountain Kingsnakes. He produced the first snow Honduran in the world and missed by only weeks producing the first ghost and hybino Hondurans, having been beaten to those punches by breeders using snakes they'd gotten from him. His presentation will include more than 60 photos of snakes and herpetocultural equipment: the talk will explain genetics, care and breeding techniques, and more, with applications to all Colubrids.
Breeding Honduran Milk Snake and Arizona Mountain Kingsnake color varieties:
What I learned about genetics, management practices, and tools of the trade, with tips and principles applicable to all Colubrids, including a photo-rich history starting when a few rare Hondurans sold for more than $7,000 each and playing detective was as important to success as one's herpetocultural skills.