actually, take a look at my post in the carpet python forum "some thoughts" or something like that. the jist of it is that 5 months ago i did the same thing you did in your forum...ask where to feed the snake. basically, I found that my new Irian Jaya Carpet Python did strike (though never bit) when i put my hand in when it wasn't feeding time. Since, I now have a seperate feed tank (I also do this with my corns). I haven't had any strikes since. hope that helps...
1.0 Reverse Okeetee Corn, 0.1 Albino Snow Corn, 1.1 Irian Jaya Carpet Pythons