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BLOODLINES by Rich Macias


21 Jul 2013

Checked the rodents this morning, I am having a difficult rat season. I thought it was because of the heat, well found out a majority of my sippers were clogged and the rodents have been drinking just enough water to look fine, but not enough to reproduce. Dummy me, again!

21 Jul 2013

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! Wow, lots going on here this week.  Setting up hatchlings, organizing a new compact freedom breeder rack, starting to make plans for next years breeding season.  I have also been contacted to do a couple professional snake photo shoots, and a herp society presentation!  Details of all these events will be comming soon as I get them all ironed out.  My son just called me out for a sword fight, So I'll be back soon... (that's if I live....) Peace...

19 Jul 2013

Here are some fresh hatchlings:
VPI Axanthic Super Pastel,
VPI Axanthic Pastel,
Pastels :-)
16 Jul 2013

Christmas in July, Look what Santa dropped of for me this morning :-)

Yup, it's a new compact FB70 Freedom Breeder!

I didn't realize how industrial strength these things are, it's around 200 lbs!
21 Jul 2013

  • Check out my free record cards, you can download and print a few or a few hundred if you like? I have used these to organize all the information about my snakes and they work fantastic!

15 Jul 2013

Check out my new "Ask the Breeder" Q & A Page!

Thanks for visiting, I want to be as helpful as I can, so if you have any reptile related questions about ball python care, breeding, feeding, caging, buying, selling, and so on. Let me know :-) my email is

14 Jul 2013

I Love getting emails like this:


The two snow girls have just arrived, you were totally right and I am very pleasantly surprised, they do look like twins(I'll have difficulty telling these two apart from one another. what absolute gorgeous  snow gems these two are(perfect examples of the gene if ever I've seen any.thanks soo much once more (I simply can't express how much these two girls mean to me and my collection)Once again Rich, you truly are the best. take care 

Extremely Best  Regards Marc"

Thank you Marc! Enjoy those beauties :-)

13 Jul 2013


I love the smell of albumen in the morning!
9 Jul 2013

Well, you can always tell when hatchling season arrives. Facebook starts blowing up with outstanding clutch shots & hatchling photos. Lots of amazing ball python creations being produced right now. Very exciting times! If you are lucky, you can also witness some nice catfights and hissyfits over this that and the other thing. Reality & drama posts are also so much fun to read! Can't wait so see who goes toe to toe this season, lol.

Freedom Breeder just had a 4th of July sale on a compact FB70 line rack for $800 shipping included. I simply had to snatch one up after a quick 2 seconds of consideration. Pretty sure I can find some females to fill it up rather quickly. I hope to upload some pick's when it arrives. All my Freedom Breeders are more than 10 years old, so this will be a nice thrill to set up a new rack once again :-)

Until next time, take care...
30 Jun 2013

I was contacted recently by my good friends from The Southern Nevada Herp. Society to present a Ball Python Lecture, at the end of summer. I'm really looking forward to get out into public again, maybe I'll take a few goodies to show and a nice raffle item as well, more details coming soon!

30 Jun 2013

Hatchling update: My first two clutches of this season have pipped. The babies are just sitting in the eggs sucking up all the remaining nutrients before they are ready to explore. This is going to be the start of a record breaking season for me. I had to order new hatchling racks, and can't even remember the last time I got a new rack, the anticipation is so exciting! The 2013 Hatchling photo page will be up in the middle of July-ish? Cheers!

26 Jun 2013

Wow, been a brutal start to my 2013 hatching season. 

I bred a double het Lavender Pied to a Pied Poss. Het Lavender: 1 Pied & 4 Hets (no Lavenders!)

Second clutch was a Lavender to Pastel Het Lavender: 3 Pastels Het Lavs &  4 Het Lavenders (no lavenders!)

19 Jun 2013

Ball Pythons Wanted: If anyone looking for trades, I am in need of lesser, candy & ultramel visuals. My available animals for trade are listed in my BP Pricelist Page. Thanks :-)

16 Jun 2013

Gunna hatch out a bunch of babies, Yes! :-)
Gunna have to buy a bunch of feeders, No! :-( 
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