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RE: Chill Will ! part 1

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Posted by: FR at Sat Jun 14 11:40:06 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Of course individual snakes have different personalities. Much more then seven types. My definition, their personality is based on a difference between each individual. There is scientific reason for that. Its natures way to ensure that some individuals succeed when others don't. Its like what we do here. We are all keeping hogs, in our own individual way, yet its the same hognose snakes.
In a sense, individual personalities is a method to accomplish the exact same thing is a slightly different way.
Lets look at nesting, All hogs dig a burrow create a chamber, deposit eggs and hide the entrane. If conditions are a bit moist, they make a bigger air space, if conditions are a bit dry, they cover the eggs with soil. Type or make up of soil varies slightly from local to local, yet all have the same qualities. They must be oxygenated, draining, and stable in both temps and humidity. The next level of picking nests is based on success, females that reach maturity are successful, they tend to repeat nesting in the manner they hatched. After several generations, they there tends to be clusters of nests. The reason is simple, it worked, repeat it. In nature, if something does not work, its quickly erased. Gone.
Oddly, in my opinion, nesting areas are NOT about hatching eggs alone. Not at all. simply put, if eggs hatched and neonates did not survive, there was no value in placing eggs in that local. So nesting in snakes is more about neonate survival, as that is what leads to successful recruitment. So they attempt to place eggs with 1. the eggs hatch, and 2. more importantly there is a high percentage of neonate survival. So behaviorally, why they choose a nest is not based on eggs hatching alone, but includes more, it includes the ability for neonate survival. The place them where the neonates survive. That is what all those seven personalities want to accomplish. They attempt to achieve successful recruitment. And they want to do it in very much the same way.


   

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