June 4, 2009

Paradigm Boa Constrictor Explained

Posted in Redtail Boas tagged , at 5:00 pm by Sid E

Late Latin paradīgma, from Ancient Greek ράδειγμα (paradeigma), “‘pattern’”).
1. An example serving as a model or pattern.
2. A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.

The first Paradigm Boa was produced by Mike Weitzman of basicallyboas.com, in 2004. The paradigm boa was created by breeding a “homozygous Boawoman Tyrosinase-Positive Carmel” (simple recessive gene) with a homozygous Sharp strain albino (simple recessive gene). The result was double het’s known as the Paradigm.

The paradigm boa even though it’s a double het still looks different than a typical het for sharp or het for call albino. Something seems to block the melanin (black pigment) and creates a very unique looking double het paradigm boa.

Orignial Paradigm Boa - Mike Weitzman (basicallyboas.com)

Orignial Paradigm Boa - Mike Weitzman (basicallyboas.com)

In 2005/06 Mike bred the double het paradigms to a Sharp Albino and produced 75% Sharp Albino’s and 25% Paradigms.

To get the full story from Mike himself, see how the Paradigm Boa turned out as an adult and see if Mike has any for sale visit basicallyboas.com. Be sure to read the paradigm boa #1 and paradigm boa #2 pages.