So excited!! (Cornsnake people)

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  1. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    I just had an opportunity that I couldn't pass up. I just sent off the payment, and as soon as the weather warms up... I'll be getting a TESSERA!!!

    I know that may not mean much to most folks, but the cornsnake enthusiasts out there should know what I'm talking about. :D
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    CONGRATS! That is awesome, I am jealous! You know, we will require TONS of pictures :D
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Badddd assss! That's so awesome!
     
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    Very very nice! I just sent of payment for my Reverse Okeetee. So we can be excited together! Can't wait to see pics!
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    I'm just glad that there are people here than I can share with my excitement. LOL! Except for my husband, none of my immediate circle really understands me and cornsnakes... and the name "Tessera" really means nothing.

    Regarding my husband, he really surprised me. I showed him the breeder's ad and expected a response of, "You want to spend HOW MUCH on WHAT?!?!?", but instead he was just like, "Cool! Get her!" Awesome, but potentially dangerous... :rofl1:

    I'll be sure to post pictures once she's here and settled. It is going to be a while, though... the breeder prefers not to ship while overnight temps are below 40*F. Considering that today is going to be a high of a whopping 25*F, I'm thinking it's going to be a few weeks (or longer) before she actually arrives. :cry:

    I might be able to share a photo from the breeder, though... let me ask him about that before I start linking someone else's photos all willynilly. ;)
     
  6. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Oh oh, can you at least tell us the color morph so I can picture it?
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    She's still a Classic in terms of color morph. She'll look similar to the adult on this page when full grown.
    Tessera Cornsnake - Ians Vivarium Cornsnakes
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    Yeah, I'm pretty excited. :banana: I saw these before I got Reggie, and really wanted one, but with the price tag they carry I thought there was NO WAY I could ever justify having one. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday night...
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    Just got some photos sent from the breeder. :)


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  11. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Ohhhh Love! Now, what are you going to name your newest scaly addition?
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    I honestly don't know. I have a few ideas, but nothing has really jumped out at me as the perfect name yet.
     
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    oooh pretty!! Is she hypo or normal? She looks really bright in those pics.
     
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    Tessera is acuatlly a style of mosaicing. Just FYI. She is so pretty!!! I am jealous. Paul says no more snakes after my male arrives, we will just see about that won't we! LOL!
     
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    Oh I got that. I just wasn't sure if there were any other genes in there as well, since she's really light compared to this normal hatchling from the website:

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    Since, IME, whenever a new gene pops up in corns people immediately cross it out to everything under the sun. :p
     
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    I wasn't addressing anyone in particular. I thought people might like to know what Tessera was. :)
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    As far as I know, there isn't any hypo in the mix. The breeder I'm receiving her from isn't aware of any, either. Granted, he did not produce this girl, but the breeder that did (whom I also know) also didn't mention any other genes at play.

    Now, this girl I'm receiving is an '09 summer hatchling, so it's probable that she's just a bit older and has had a few more sheds than the one pictured at Ian's Viv. Again, I don't know for sure.

    All in all, the mystery behind this morph is part of the fun! I'm actually still doing my research on Tessera genetics... :eek: Since I'd thought I would never be in a position to get one, I'd spent my time reading up on other things cornsnake.

    In the end, I'm still just amazed that I was able to snag her! :D
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    She's here! She's here!

    Behold this crappy, blurry, dark iPhone photo I snapped through the lid of her tub. I didn't want to stress her out by trying to get a decent photo. I just wanted to have proof of arrival. :D

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    She's so teeny! I knew I was getting a baby, but I have a tendency to overestimate snake sizes. I didn't realize how little she was actually going to be. :p

    Oh, and her name is Una. :)
     
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    ohhhhh soooo exciting!!! YAY congrats on finally getting little Una!
    Once she is settled in we need more pictures ;)
     
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    WAY cool. I just got to play with one yesterday that we were exporting to Europe. They are really interesting looking.


    I forget the genetics...this is a recessive correct? :)
     

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