2013 Image Gallery - Many of you have wondered how Ball Pythons get their various patterns and colors. The Ball Python community wants you to believe that it is through selective breeding. However, this is not the case. As shown in this photo, by exposing the snakes to high energy gamma rays, (similar to the Hulk, see The Incredible Hulk #1, May, 1962, Marvel Comics) an array of patterns and colors can be obtained. Reds still need to be put in with fingernail polish. For more info on producing high energy gamma rays, see 'High Energy Gamma Rays, A Mix of vinegar, baking soda and Plutonium Does The Trick. J of Irreproducible Results. Sept 1966.