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RE: Brumation

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Posted by: Gregg_M_Madden at Sun Apr 5 10:25:15 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Gregg_M_Madden ]  
   

So my take on this is, it is not needed for breeding. I brumate because it is easier for me to figure out ovulatory cycles. It is also something I do for snakes that go off feed during the winter. I would rather have them cooled and not using energy than to keep them at active temps while they are not feeding and burning up energy stores. Temperature has very little to do with them being triggered to not feed in my opinion. They will be at full temps and go off feed. They stop feeding before temps drop in order to clear out the digestive tract. I believe it has more to do with light cycles and barometric pressure changes.

Brumation is a part of their natural cycle so I incorporate it into their captive husbandry. Its easy on me and natural for the snakes.


   

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