*stares in wtf are you at Myst*
So, my mystery hypo-type boy that had generally been considered to be dilute because he looked it as a baby, was clearly not lava, sunkissed, or peach, and breeding with his father-grandfather had pretty much ruled out hypo a and ultra (bred to a ghost het amel twice, 38 offspring over 2 years, no hypo-types at all).
He's a bit older now and looks nothing like a dilute. He looks like an unusually dark ghost if anything but... the odds against that....
Myst next to a male dilute anery motley
Myst next to his male ghost cousin
Myst next to his anery brother, Too Stupid To Live (this boy finally tease fed after 10 months of force feeding)
Whyyyyyyyy. I don't want to play "figure out the hypo". I really want to find another homozygous hypo female to do one last paranoia check against hypo a with the sire.
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4, 6, 12 :)
what’s your favourite part of the day?
after the sun goes down, when even everyone else is long asleep, and the world is mine
list three positive traits about yourself.
kajsksjsksks oh fuck okay
i’m clever? i think???
i’m a pretty calm person
i like learning (even if it’s only when it’s a subject i’m interested in)
what can you spend forever talking about?
fuck it i’m making you a list
tfota (or just jurdan)
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I’ve notice a lot of differing opinions on the temp range for a corn snake. I typically keep Cherry at 75-84F but I was wondering what you think the best temp range is for them???
One of the beautiful things about corn snakes is how totally easy to keep they are and how adaptable they can be. These critters are found mostly in the south-eastern United States, and it's simple for us to see and understand what their native habitat is like, what they do there, and how they survive.
That said, our goal as keepers is to provide the most ideal conditions for our snakes in captivity. A perpetual "perfect day" as it were.
A good target is 75-80 in the cool zone, gradually ramping across a gradient to 80-85 in the warm zone, with a hot basking spot of around 90-ish plus or minus a degree or two. Be sure to offer substrate that allows your snake to burrow, decorations that they can safely climb, and multiple hides and areas for sleeping, thermoregulating, and feeling safe. Remember that snakes in the wild will encounter a hugely varied range of temperatures so if your enclosure dips or spikes a few degrees here and there for short periods of time it's not harmful. Our ideal ranges are literally that: ideal. Making sure that your snake's overall well-being is taken into account and your husbandry's adherence to the Five Freedoms of animal welfare is way more important than the distinction between 82 degrees or 84.
I hope this helps to set your mind at ease!
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