Locality : Sorong

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Yes, they can be easily found CBB. with the label Morelia Azurea Pulcher - Sorong... But if we dig a little deeper, just by observing the head, the tail tip, the parents... what do we really find? In nearly 80% of cases, they are hybrids of localities, specimens that have lost their original patterning, no more yellow or white scales, with grandparents from Manokwari, Cyclop, Jayapura, and so on.

Sorongs were among the first localities to serve as the "foundation" for the famous "designers" I mentioned recently. The blue line hybrids are, it must be said, stunning.

Morelia Viridis

The typical form, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful localities. It combines blue coloration, white patterning for some individuals (only present in wild specimens and disappears in captivity after the F3 generation) , and a good number of beautiful yellow scales. However, in general, after the F5 generation, the coloration of the scales becomes less intense, with less blue and fewer white scales, among other changes.

Morelia Viridis

The head is relatively small compared to other variants. The snake usually has a light green color and can have a white or yellow-colored lower abdomen. However, there are also specimens that display a darker green. The flanks are either the same color as the rest of the body or have light blue pigmentation, especially near the abdomen. The most typical feature, however, is the light blue or turquoise triangular markings on the back, ideally connected. Individual blue scales, but also appearing in groups, can be found on the flanks, along with a few white scales near the back.

Credits text and photos : Steve Schmitt, Christos Issaris