>>Carpet pythons in Australia (_Morelia spilota variegata_) tend to be much more
>>aggressive than Diamond pythons (_Morelia spilota spilota_). On university
>>open days, we let members of the general public handle Diamond pythons, but
>>we would never consider letting anyone handle a carpet python.
>I knew someone who insisted that they were in Liasis. This guy also advocated
>the use of walnut shells as a substrate.
Nope. They are in _Morelia_, although they were in _Python_ for a while, some
time ago. The systematics of Australian herps is in a state of flux, so I
wouldn't rule out the possibility of them being placed in _Liasis_ some time
next week ;-) .
We keep our pythons on newspaper. I would think that newspaper would be easier
to change than walnut shells (easier to get, too). Newspaper wouldn't look as
nice, of course.
>I've wanted a pair of Diamonds for quite some time, but they're difficult to
>come by in the US.
You mean there's nobody breeding them there? I thought you guys bred
everything :-) !
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