Spotnose

Issues: Wobble in Super/Powerball

First Produced In: 2001

Availability: Common

Last Updated: 2022-06-02

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About

The Spotnose Ball Python is a color and pattern altering mutation that can easily be told apart from a Normal Ball Python by its extreme head stamp, lighter colouration across its dorsal pattern and mostly circular “alien heads”.

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Issues

  • Super Spotnose/Powerballs tend to show a wobble.
  • Spotnose Champagne tend to show a severe wobble.
  • Spotnose Spider tend to show a severe wobble. [1]

History

The first Spotnose was produced by VPI in 2001, who also produced the Super Spotnose, aka “Power Ball”, in 2005, proving this mutation to be incomplete dominant.

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Appearance

Head

The head of a Spotnose Ball Python is almost always dominated by a large headstamp, often said to look like a skull, with spots along the top lip. Note that the “nose” of the skull is the spot that remains in the center of the forehead even when the Spotnose is mixed with other morphs. This is where the name “spotnose” comes from. (Be careful identifying Spotnose if the python is mixed with a morph that fades out the headstamp, like pastel.)

Body

The body of the Spotnose Ball Python is usually covered in circular, disconnected, “alien heads” that tend to exhibit singular spots, rather than the multiple “eyes” of a Normal Ball Python.

Belly

The belly of the Spotnose Ball Python is similar to that of a Normal Ball Python, with smooth bright scales and spotting being variable on an individual basis.

Tail

The tail of the Spotnose Ball Python is usually dominated by a serrated dorsal stripe.

Proven Lines

No known proven lines

Related Traits

Combos

  • Batman (Leopard Spotnose Clown)
  • Havoc (Pinstripe Spotnose Yellow Belly)
  • Night Crawler (Cinnamon Lesser Spotnose)
  • Perignon (Champagne Spotnose)
  • Twilight (Cinnamon Spotnose)
  • Pompeii (Clown Spotnose Restripe Yellowbelly Black Pastel)
  • Dark Night (Chocolate Spotnose Clown)

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