Biak Island

This group of chondros represents a natural color variant found on the island of Biak in Indonesia.  It is characterized by a light, faded green body color, with large areas of yellow pigmentation.  This yellow coloration usually occurs in large patches over the entire body compared to the randomly scattered yellow pigmentation in High Yellow chondros.  This form also has a longer, narrower head and a black tail tip.  

Hatchling Biak green tree pythons are typically larger than most other forms.  This tends to make them easier to feed as they can take larger prey items.  Contrary to popular belief, Biak green trees do not have bad attitudes and can be handled safely.

 


Female ID# 96011

Bred to male 96009 in 1998 produced 18 eggs.

Bred to male 96009 in 1999 produced 26 eggs.

Bred to male 99017 in 2000 produced 5 offspring.

View images of the 2000 clutch.

Bred to male 99017 again in 2002.

22 eggs laid 20 April 2002.

View images of the female and her 2002 clutch.

Bred to an Aru male 96007 in 2003.  This breeding resulted in a clutch of 30 eggs.  Unfortunately, only one egg was fertile.  It hatched on 26 July 2003.  Below is a picture of the neonate.

              

This female is currently on loan to our friend Greg Gibbs.


Female ID # 98015

Produced in 1998 at Signal Herpetoculture.

Dam - 96011     Sire - 96009

This female was bred to Rich Culver's male "Pantani" in 2003.  Pantani was produced by Janet Hickner and was one of the infamous "Golden Glow Worms".  Unfortunatly, no eggs were produced.

This female was paired in 2005 and produced a clutch of infertile eggs.


Female ID# 99018

 

Bred to male 99151 in 2001.  17 eggs (16 fertile) laid 12 June 2001.

The first egg began to pip on August 6th after 55 days of incubation.  Below are a couple of pictures of one container taken about 24 hours after first pip.  Looks like it's going to be an all yellow clutch.

               

View individual images of the 2001 clutch.

Bred to male 99017 in 2003.  12 Eggs hatched 18 June 2003.

View individual images of the 2003 clutch.

This female was again bred to male 99151 in 2004.   29 eggs (25 fertile) were laid on 16 April 2004.

View images of the female and her 2004 clutch.

This female was bred to male 00107 in 2005.  A clutch of 21 eggs was laid on 5 July 2005.

View images of the female and her 2005 clutch.

This female was bred to our PNG male 96016 in 2007.  The clutch hatched on 16 May 2007.

View images of the female and her 2007 clutch.

This female was bred to male 00107 in 2009 as an attempt to repeat the 2005 pairing.  She ovulated on 24 April 09 so we expect eggs in early June.


Male ID# 99151

This animal was acquired late in 1999 at an Atlanta reptile show.  It was said to be of captive bred (Papuan) lines but we believe it may be of Biak origin.

Bred to female 99018 in 2001.  View images of the 2001 clutch here.

Bred to a Sorong female EA9604 in 2002.  Eight eggs hatched 16 July 2002.  View images of the clutch here.


Male ID# 00107

Dam: 96011     Sire: 99017

Hatched 4 October 2000

This male was bred to female 99018 in 2005.

This male was bred to female 04110 and female 99018 in 2008.

He is being re-paired with female 99018 in 2009.


Male ID# 01049

Dam 99018     Sire 99151

Hatched 7 August 2001

This was one of our holdbacks from our female, 99018, Biak's 2001 litter.  We are attempting to breed him to one of our PNGxSorong females in 2004.   If successful this should make for an exceptionally nice litter.


Female ID# 03089

Produced in 2003 by Ed Bradley.

This female was bred to a Biak type male, 99151, in 2008.  She laid a clutch of 20 eggs on 16 May 2008.  Click here to see images of the female and her clutch.

This female is being bred to an Aru type male, ID# 99096, in 2009.  This female laid a clutch of 19 eggs on 5 June 2009.  Click here to see images of the female and her clutch.

This female was bred to a Biak type male, ID# 00107, in 2010.  She laid a nice clutch of 19 eggs on 15 May 2010.  18 appear fertile at the time of laying and one was an obvious slug.  Click here for images of the female and her clutch.


Female ID# 04047

Dam 99018     Sire 99151

This female is being bred to our a Jayapura type male 02110 in 2008.  It appears as though she ovulated on 7 April 2008.  Below is an image of the ovulation.  A clutch of 19 eggs was laid on 29 May 08.  Click here to see images of the female and her clutch.

This female is being paired with a mixed heritage male, ID# 06033, produced by Greg Stephens in 2006.  This female laid a clutch of 19 eggs on 24 May 2009.  All eggs appear fertile at the time of laying.  Click here for images of the female and her clutch.

This female was paired to an Aru type male, 99096, in 2012. She laid a clutch of 17 eggs on 5 November 2012.  Click here for images of the female and her clutch.


Male ID# GGSH05127

CBB at Signal Herpetoculture 2005

Dam: 99018     Sire: 00107

 


Male ID# 07015

This is a Indonesian farmed import from Bushmaster Reptiles.  It is reportedly from Numfoor island.  This island is located approximately half way between Biak/Supiori islands and the mainland town of Manokwari.  It exhibits many of the neonate Biak type characteristics and so we have included it here.

         


Female ID# 08065

CBB at Signal Herpetoculture 2008

Dam: 03089     Sire: 99151

Pedigree in PDF.


Male ID# 09217

Padaido islands (Biak type) CBB at Bushmaster Reptiles.


Female ID# 09219

Padaido islands (Biak type) CBB at Bushmaster Reptiles.


Female ID# 09220

Supiori Island (Biak type) CBB at Bushmaster Reptiles.

 

 


Female ID# 09221

Supiori Island (Biak type) CBB at Bushmaster Reptiles.