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RE: pt 4 tests you can do that are fun

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Posted by: OrangeHeterodon at Thu Dec 12 11:14:12 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OrangeHeterodon ]  
   

Yeah I am agreeing with you haha. I think there is a communication error so I will focus just on one point instead of two - My western hognose in regards to hunting toads.

I am sure that the toads will burrow and he will after them once I add toads into his cage now that I have him on a soil type that will hold the shape of the burrow. Previously, until this past Friday, I have been using aspen bark for four years. The toads would attempt to burrow, but they could not because the aspen I was using wouldn't hold the shape of their burrow. As a result, they would make a depression in the ground instead of a burrow and "appear" to be sitting there.

About a year ago I tried breeding toads to raise tadpoles so that I didn't have to catch wild ones. The idea didn't work because I didn't have the available time, so I just resorted to raising collected tadpoles. During this time I noticed the burrowing habits of Southern Toads and the manner in which the developed burrows. When I looked at this method for digging burrows in a more toad-suited substrate, the method for digging was the same in aspen as it was damp eco-earth mixes with sand from outside.

Basically my thing with my western attacking toads on the surface is because the toads did not have a substrate that they could properly burrow in. As a result, the toads couldn't burrow. As a result, my western would eat them on the surface. Now that I have a substrate better suited to generalized burrowing be it snake, mouse, or toad, I am 99.99% positive that the snake will seek out toads that are burrowed into the ground as you have been saying. The new field collected sand that I am using now should allow the toads to burrow and the snakes to follow.


   

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