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Did you know?

The Aru Islands (also Aroe Islands or Kepulauan Aru) are a group of about ninety-five low-lying islands in the Maluku province of eastern Indonesia. They also form a regency of Maluku province, with a land area of 6,269 square kilometres located south west of New Guinea.  GTPs originating from Aru can be a bluey-green or a rich, mossy shade of green. They tend to have clusters of white scales along their dorsal line, as well as scattered white scales over their sides.  Some Aru animals also show blue, particularly on their sides and belly region. They are known for having relatively short, stumpy tails. Hatchlings are yellow with brown markings.

Also see - The Aru Islands in perspective: a general introduction


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The Classic Chondro!

"The Aru specimens are typically known for having a calm disposition and make for incredible animals to keep. “High White” individuals are considered by some to be the most incredible appearance of all the Green Pythons." - Ryan Young, Molecular Reptile


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Locality Chondros - M. Azurea/Viridis "Locality of the week (ARU)" By Ryan Young of Molecular Reptile!

As their name suggests Aru Island Green Tree pythons come from the Aru Islands. A group of around 95 low lying islands located in the Arafura Sea southwest of mainland New Guinea and north of Australia. The Aru islands rise from the Sahul Shelf. The Sahul Shelf is part of the continental shelf of Australia that stretches across northern Australian north to New guinea. Currently the Arafura Sea covers the Sahul shelf but during the last glacial maximum roughly 18,000 years ago, Australia, New Guinea, and the…

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HW CB ARU White Development and Progression Example

Not all CB Arus are created equal in the white development department...

Surely genetics play a major roll as Ryan Young of WWW.MOLECULARREPTILES.COM long term multi generational HW project clearly demonstrates to me. For all those out there still wondering if HW Arus are even possible to produce in captivity, check out Ryan's projects and I think you will agree careful attention to selecting sub-locality matched HW founder animals along with long term dedication to multi generational well thought out…

Yeah, it's something to think about!

To buy Captive Bred or Farm Bred, that is often the question at hand. David C Haisten of Chondro Jungle details one of the many reasons why CB should always be the beginner to intermediate Keeper's first choice... If you didn't know, now you do!

Morelia Viridis Aru, It's all we do!  

"Here is a sampling of what you can typically expect when you buy a green tree python that is not captive bred in your country of origin. Country of origin in this sense would apply to the EU (including

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Available 2015 USCBB Aru Green Tree Pythons! Clutch mates to our UNO & DOS! (USA)

We get regular inquiries asking if our UNO & DOS are for sale, while they are not... the only 2 available pure Aru kids we're aware of and clutch mates to our UNO & DOS produced by David C Haisten of Chondro Jungle are!!! 

A great opportunity for any true Aru Chondro Fan... 

For more info or to purchase these amazing kids Click Here or Here

Morelia Viridis Aru, It's all we do!  

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The power couple



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UV Exposure & Richness of Coloration

UV Exposure & Richness of coloration... Is there a relationship?

Chondro: UNO, 2015 USCBB Aru Green Tree Python  
Hatched: July 13th, 2015 
Lighting: Reptisun 5.0 16W 
Distance from perch: 6-12" 
Camera: Note4 

Same camera, lighting, and conditions for all pictures. None have been edited in any way. Richness of coloratrion in pictures is pretty accurate, he glows in the enclosure/lighting and in the open room light as well. The sibling even more so with the same exposure although due to the heavier markings…

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"Blind Bastard" a different kind of Aru keeper success!

Success comes in many packages and can be measured in many ways... This is the kind that just warms our heart! 

Meet Canadian Aru Keeper Web Wheeler's seven year old Aru wonder! These photos show Blind Bastard from a baby until recently who at birth Web was encouraged to euthanize, but decided not to. Now seven years old, and completely independent! While he will never be bred, Web says he sure would like to be. During breeding season, he tries very hard to find a way to get out of his enclosure to get with…

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Pothos Planters the Aru Chondro Fan Way

Pothos planters (Voss glass water bottles) that won't take up a lot of enclosure space and use no dirt or soil. Held securely in the rear corners with a custom 3D printed bracket... Little project we're working on for the animals. Live plants are good and this setup should look slick! 

Brackets go an inch or so off the floor... Lift the bottle to remove or service... Otherwise locked in place. 

If you like the idea feel free to use it!

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Aru Chondro Keeper Makes IHS front cover!

Huge congratulations to our friend Gary Elliott of Paradise Chondros who has gotten his article published in the ihs journal on the front cover!

"The I.H.S. was originally founded in 1969 by a very small group of reptile enthusiasts and currently caters for approximately 750 members both in the UK and overseas. There are a number of regional branches throughout the UK which all meet on a monthly basis. 

Our committee is committed to the ongoing research and propagation of all reptile, amphibian and…

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Meet the Family

UNO 2015 USCBB Aru Green Tree Python

UNO 2015 USCBB Aru Green Tree Python

ZOD, LTC 1.0 Aru Green Tree Python

ZOD, LTC 1.0 Aru Green Tree Python

DOS, 2015 USCBB Aru Green Tree Python

DOS, 2015 USCBB Aru Green Tree Python


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