First Produced By: Bob Clark Reptiles
First Produced In: Unknown
Last Updated: 2022-04-01
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Labyrinth is a recessive mutation.
In October of 1988, German reptile dealer Peter Hoch told me about two strangely patterned Burmese pythons that he had imported from Thailand a few years earlier, and had since sold. I expressed an interest in these snakes, and he agreed to try to locate them. He was successful, and a few months later, I received the snakes in Oklahoma. Fortunately, the two snakes were a sexual pair, and although they were just 7 feet long, they produced a small fertile clutch of eggs in early 1989. The hatchlings from this clutch were identical to their parents, with an intricate gold pattern on a black background. The phase was named “Labyrinth” after its chaotic mazelike pattern. Two additional wild-collected animals were added to the breeding group from the late Dave Lester of the Serpentarium in Walsall, England. 
The patterning of a Labyrinth can vary extremely. Where the dorsal of a Normal Burmese Python is covered in rather predictable square patterning, the dorsal of a Labyrinth is completely random and seems to bring a second layer of vertical striping. In some individual animals, horizontal lines can be missing in large chunks leaving a clean black strip of the lack base color. In others the square patterning can be reduced in size and create a wobbly bubble like shapes that are free from any connection to lateral patterning.
Clark line, Bell line.
Another Labyrinth Burmese python of wild origin was obtained by Mark Bell from a private collector in the United States. Mark produced the first Albino Labyrinth in 1993 by breeding the offspring of an Albino x Labyrinth cross. This is a striking form, where the black areas are replaced by bright white. These areas in the normal type of albinos are orange. The result is a high contrast gold and white snake. 
No known related traits