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RE: The Naturalistic Observation part

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Posted by: scaledverts at Sat Apr 26 20:40:38 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by scaledverts ]  
   

Hey Frank, As a scientist, I try to keep an open mind to things that might work better for my snakes.

Yes, there is a bit of rationalizing here because, while it shouldn't, snake captive husbandry is always going to have compromises in some way or another. I'm trying to minimize those compromises when it comes to egg laying. I've been around the forms for a while (not quite as long as you but not an insubstantial amount either) and I too have seen egg bound females and people freaking out about it. I've also personally had females hold their eggs too long for my comfort.

My container is ~18 wide, 24 long, and 12 deep. I'm not too much smaller than yours (the picture you posted looks like a much larger bin than the dimensions you mentioned).

How do you deal with multiple gravid females? Communal nesting is not an option for me because of the need to know genetics of the babies (100% hets etc). My worst nightmare is all my females go into shed at the same time and all start looking to lay at the same time.

Kyle
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