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RE: nesting box

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Posted by: tspuckler at Thu Feb 16 18:12:49 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tspuckler ]  
   

For me females generally lay their eggs 10 days after their pre-egglaying shed (which is about a month after successfully breeding). Most people put in the nestbox after the snake has the pre-egglaying shed.

I like to use plastic shoeboxes with damp sphagnum moss. There is no ratio - the moss is dampened and then rung out so it is barely moist.

Some corns push all the nesting material away, like this amel motley of mine:


And this striped ghost:


And this Reverse Okeetee:


So I wouldn't worry too much about the egglaying medium, a small space with high humidity is what the snake is seeking.

I usually do not cut a hole in the shoebox lid, rather I offset the lid. This works fine for me:


If you're new to breeding snakes, I highly recommend that you get Kathy Love's or Don Soderberg's corn snake book (or both books).

Tim
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