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RE: Question about brumation.

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Posted by: AaronBayer at Wed Aug 8 09:02:35 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AaronBayer ]  
   

I successfuly bred corns for years and never wintered them. Didn't even cool them down... kept them at the same temps and the same feeding schedule year round. the only thing that changed was the light cycle as they were in a room with a lot of windows.

3 winters ago I cooled my corns for the first time ever along with some of my other rats and kings. The cooling went fine, all kept weight, all stayed healthy as a horse but they did not breed. 2 winters ago I cooled them again and while they did breed that year, I got about 90% slugs.

So, while I realize some keepers swear by cooling their corns, I for one will never do it again because it seems to mess mine up.

I didn't breed anything this year due to moving, but I will be breeding a pair of miamis, pair of blood reds, and possibly a pair of abbott okeetees (if i can get them up to size) next spring. I won't be cooling them and i'll bet a whole paycheck i'll have excellent results.


   

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