April Monthly Meeting
Friday, April 27 2018
Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave Sacramento, CA 95864
"Designer Chondros: Breeding, Genetics, and Lineage"
Eddie Appell, of Gold River Reptile, has been keeping reptiles for the past 10 years. He began keeping green tree pythons in 2010, and breeding them in 2014. When he's not busy trying to get neonates established he works as an application development supervisor for Sac County Probation, spends time with his wife and 13-year old son, and enjoys playing guitar and photography.
Green Tree Pythons (Morelia viridis, formerly referred to as Chondropython viridis), have been captively bred in the United States since the early 1970's. We will discuss the origins of some of the more well-known "designer lines", chondro genetics, tracking lineage in the chondro community, and how the genus has recently been subdivided. We will also cover the recent identification of nidovirus in Morelia viridis, and the Morelia genus in general.