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Posted by: AaronBayer at Tue Apr 29 08:32:57 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AaronBayer ]  
   

So, after seeing how Frank and Rainer set up nesting and seeing the pics Frank posted of a king hanging out near/ going in burrows, I decided to try and adopt their nesting method rather than using nesting boxes like I had always done.

I took a 55 gal aquarium and filled one half about a foot deep with a mixture of potting soil and sand and the other half about a foot deep with moss. Both sides were just slightly damp. I then placed two nesting boxes on top of the substrate (1 at each end) to see just what the snakes prefere.

I placed a king in last night that had not even had her pre lay shed yet, but went blue around a week ago. She was in one of the nesting boxes used that was in her cage so I just picked up the box and transfered it into the new place. woke up this morning to a shed skin in the nesting box and eggs about 5 inches below the nesting box in the soil/sand side of the cage.

granted this was only 1 snake, but it's one snake that chose to ignore the nesting box and burrow to lay eggs. I'll be putting 2 corns in the same cage to see what they do and that will be it for me this season, though next season I'll put every female in this setup to see what happens.


   

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