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RE: Reluctant Feeders?

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Posted by: Doug T at Sun Oct 4 00:08:29 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Doug T ]  
   

I think the most important thing to try is patience. I've never had a couperi hatchling starve itself to death.

I've used herring to scent pinks and they attacked it. I know a local guy who just fed herring for a few years.... way cheaper than rodents and whole animals. Kinda smart. There probably aren't even many parasites that can transfer from a frozen sea-going bait fish into an indigo.

Still... be patient. If your snakes hatched with big, yolk filled bellies, they probably have 3 or 4 months of food in their gut. If they don't feed, leave them for at least a week before you try again.

I'll be trying the herring trick with the mussuranas this week.

Doug T






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