at Mon Dec 3 09:21:16 2012 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by RG ]
Like Tim has said, for some species, classic brumation is not required.
I've successfully bred AZ Mt. Kings, California Kings and Corns (many years ago) by turning off their heat, automatic lights and opening the window sometimes at night, to cool them with our Florida winters and it worked perfectly for me.
Years later, I kept heat on with my Hondos and continued to feed them, while reducing the light cycle (not removing it) and I've had good success with that too.
The major advantage with leaving heat on and reducing the light cycle (from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day) is that my Hondos continue to grow over the winter.
The major disadvantage, you never get a break (a complaint from others I've spoken to about it).
The weird thing to me is, the folks that put the snakes down in a dark cool environment always have eggs before me!
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