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RE: Brumation

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Posted by: Jlassiter at Wed Jan 12 20:52:40 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Jlassiter ]  
   

>>John,
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>>No real rhyme or reason to mine either, usually here in FL, I am lucky to get them down by December 15. But for this year they all went down early as the outside temperature dropped early Nov. I had stopped feeding the last week of October when normally its the week of Thanksgiving.
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>>Of course my L.p.pyro stop the end of Sept. so their heat is shut off and they stay at room temperature (72-76) for a few more weeks until its time to put everything else down.
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>>Now if the outside temps stay at 70 or below in to March/April like last year I won't bring them out til then. Even if I put them down a few weeks early.I have a hard time keeping the room under 60 if the daytime highs get to 75 .
>>Next year will be different as I am building a Cooling Chamber where all I have to do is wheel the cages into. Especially since I will be having some mexicana in the collection this spring.
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>>BTW John I like the Banner pretty sweet!
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>>Jimmy Tintle

Thanks Jimmy.....
Here in South Texas it stays warm, but recently the temps have been dropping into the 30s at night......That makes no real difference to my snakes. They are in a brumation chamber. The chamber is a partitioned off part of my snake room with a window unit a/c. It is holding around 51F right now. I will start raising the temps a few degrees a day until around Feb. 1st. Around the middle of February I will bring the males out of the 60F chamber and let them warm up to 75F and no higher........Around March 1st I plan on bringing the females out to 75F and let them settle in prior to feeding the heck of them.........
I will turn on the heat for the females but I will not for my males. And I will not allow the temps to go over 80F in the female's enclosure...........The males usually do not want to eat. So that is why I fatten them up prior to brumation........

I hope this works well...If not I am going to try a true light cycle next year along with the cool temps......
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John Lassiter

Poor planning and procrastination on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part...
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