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RE: So where does one find a......

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Posted by: FR at Sun Oct 23 09:54:00 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Those results show that your 80% successful with your husbandry. Which means, you have another 20% to learn. Of course, a 100% would be impossible over large numbers and over long periods. So yes, you could improve a little.

You see, its not a big thing, one approach, blaming something else, stops you from learning(progressing)(its a learning wall or barrier) the other approach, taking responsibility, allows you to keep learning. Theres always more to learn.

To take it a step further, the only harm to you was limiting your learning, but then when you and John repeat it here, now you influencing the progress of other people. Just like whom ever told John that baby wild snakes do not feed until the next year. John used that information to handcuff himself.

Again, healthy neonates should feed under proper conditions. If they don't then take that as a sign that somethings wrong. You have two places to look, your husbandry, or is the snake sick. Which could be caused by your husbandry, or not. Then if your interested, take appropriate action, fix your husbandry and or, cure the snake.

You see, the same protectionist attitude is responsible for fostering all sorts of wifestails. Like the recent, snakes are not active in the winter thread, If you do not look because you don't think they are active, then you will never learn what the truth is.

Consider there are two approaches to this, I am an investigator, that is, I am always investigating what makes them tick. Many others are practictioners, they practice keeping snakes. As a investigator, I come up will all kinds of crap, some of use in keeping snakes, some not so useful, even if accurate. I think understanding how and why snakes use and pick different temps is of use. And its of use with the current subject.

There are other uses too, like snakes in nature conserve energy at all times, that is, they pick the temps that do not waste energy. In captivity, we put the throttle down in the summer and off in the winter. Whats the difference. When they controll their metabolism, they can optimise the use of food. That is, they take less food to achieve the same task. Wouldn't you like your snakes to grow as fast or faster, produce as much or more, and do that with less food? I am thinking yes you would, even if less food means less poop to clean. Thanks FR


   

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