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RE: part 2

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Posted by: OrangeHeterodon at Thu Oct 17 10:48:14 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OrangeHeterodon ]  
   

Sweet! Thanks for this info, going to have to try it. I work in Long Leaf Pine restoration, management, and education. A lot of the education involved gopher tortoises and yes, snakes. Me and my friend/co-worker are always really wanting to show students in 4th and 7th grade a hognose playing dead but of our three WC captive easterns (1 juv and 2 adults) and my one CB western, none play dead. Hopefully, ideally, this idea of raising temps will apply to my male eastern so that I can at a minimum, take a video with controlled lighting to get it to show up rather well. At the very least I can at least get my western based off of this finding.

My female I just recently rescued and she is JUST starting to improve so I don't want to stress her, and my friend likely won't let me use his juv eastern. My male eastern is very healthy and acclimated quickly when I first got him as well.

I believe that there is something to this without even having tested it myself. Most people keep easterns high end temps at low 80s because they don't hide during temps in 70s and low 80s as much as they do in high 80s and up. Also, because of being different species, could be a dif temp range. Again, hopefully it works out haha.

Also, how do you check the snakes temp? Do you use a special thermometer for them or just go by ground/air temp because they are ecto-therms?


   

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