Gene Request Form
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Species: Ball Python
Name of Gene: Eramosa
First produced by whom: Corey Woods
Year First Produced: 2008
Genetics Type (Incdom/Codom/Recessive/Polygenic/etc): Dominant
In complex with other genes?: Not Known
Other names/aliases for it?: No
The Eramosa gene has been in development here since I originally produced the gene back in 2008. 3 years in a row I bred a Genetic Stripe male to a Het Red Axanthic female (2006, 2007 & 200*. On the 3rd year, 2008, from that same breeding, a light coloured animal popped out. Since I didn’t know what it was I named it “Mutation X”. I have slowly been working with, and developing the gene since that time. As of 2022 I have not sold any of the babies produced from this Line so no one else has this gene.
Here is what I know. The Eramosa gene is Dominant with no Super. It works as an “Enhancer” gene in both colour and pattern. It is lighter like the recessive Desert Ghost/Enhancer and has a wacky pattern that reminds me of the Rio. In combos it also “Enhances” the pattern as well. So far Pastel, Mahogany, and Chocolate seems to bring out the most extreme pattern mutations. However, I only work with a select group of gene so not all combos are known at this time.
The Eramosa gene grows fast, big and the females like to produce lots of eggs. The babies are aggressive and love to eat rats. They are also a little high strung and if I’m going to get bit by anything in the collection it is the Eramosa gene that’ll do it. They can be pissy like baby blood pythons but that means they eat.
Appearance; What it does/looks like? Lighty coloured like a Desert Ghost/Enhancer but a Dominant gene. Pattern is mutated in the base form but combos seem to bring out some extreme patterns as well.
- Head: Ball Python Head
- Body: Ball Python Body
- Belly: Ball Python Belly
- Tail: Ball python Tail.
Proven Lines: None
Related Genes: None
Proven: Dominant Gene
Unique: No other gene appears to do the same thing this gene does. Also produced here from unrelated animals so it is it’s own gene not related to anything else. Unique mutation out of my collection.
Problems: None determined at this time.
Random domination mutation that took place here back in 2008. Original breeding was Genetic Stripe male to Het Red Axanthic female. Out popped this random gene that I called “Mutation X”.
Any of the current Dominant/Co-Dominant genes would have had to be created through random, spontaneous mutation. So, the very first Pastel, Spider, Lesser, Het Red Axanthic…etc would have come from a normal x normal breeding in the wild. This is what happened in my collection under captive bred conditions.
I’m not very creative with names so I’ve called this gene “Mutation X” since I produced the first male back in 2008. Everyone seems to have a gene in their collection marked with an “X” so I knew long ago the name needed to be changed.
Eramosa is a river that runs through Southern Ontario including down the street from where I live. It also makes out part of the name of the township we live in (Guelph/Eramosa Township). So I have decided to name this gene “Eramosa”.
Since this gene was produced here, and no one else has it, it is close to my heart. So, I’ve maybe taken a bit too long to introduce it to society. However, I wanted to figure out a few things before releasing it;
- What do some of the combo look like
- Verify females produce eggs
Any combos that were not used were culled from the collection.
Disagreement or Controversy: None
References here on the community: None
- At least one link to community discussion (ie forums) to demonstrate community acceptance
Ok I’m going to sound like a huge ****. But, I don’t think this applies. The community can accept or reject the gene but I’m still working with it.
Link to WOBP if one exists. None
Links to the wider web. None
Please attach at least 3 photos you have rights to which you are granting to be used on MorphMarket .
I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to over load you with pictures;
The original Eramosa (Mutation X) clutch from 2008
Clutch mates - Normal (Left), Eramosa (Right)
The Original Eramosa Het Genetic Stripe male at a year old.
Eramosa Het Orange Ghost (Left) & Normal Het Pied (Right)
Eramosa Het Orange Ghost
Here are some combo pictures;
Genetic Stripe (Left) & Eramosa Genetic Stripe (Right)
Eramosa Pastel Spark
Eramosa Orange Ghost Bongo
Eramosa Pastel Orange Ghost Cypress
Eramosa Phantom Bongo
Eramosa Pastel Mahogany
Eramosa Mahogany Chocolate
Eramosa Pastel Super Chocolate
Eramosa Pastel Lesser Super Chocolate
Eramosa Pastel Pied
Eramosa Pastel Puzzle
And, just so there is no rumours about females laying eggs. Here are a bunch of female Eramosa`s on eggs. Again, sorry for the photo blast.
Eramosa Het Pied
Eramosa Orange Ghost x 2
Eramosa Pastel Orange Ghost x 3 clutches
Eramosa Pastel YB x 2
Eramosa Pastel HRA
Eramosa Red Axanthic
Eramosa Pastel Red Axanthic
Eramosa Genetic Stripe HRA
Let me know what you think.