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Old 06-29-18, 11:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Very cool! Corns are one of the best species for someone just starting out. Looking forward to seeing pics once you get it.
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Old 06-30-18, 03:53 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Very cool! Corns are one of the best species for someone just starting out. Looking forward to seeing pics once you get it.
Sounds good, I needed something hardy as a first snake.
Looking forward to posting pics, I still have a bit to do though before she gets here.

I picked up a fridge/freezer combo for the office so I can keep and thaw frozen mice, although I was considering starting a colony of mice to feed live. Im also considering a rack instead of an enclosure. This way I can keep multiple kinds of corn snakes. Still doing research on it though, I prefer to do whats best for the snake, but I don't have room for more than two large AP enclosures.

On the 20L i'm using now, I covered the screen some, and wrapped a poly insulation cloth around half of the enclosure (I will be painting it soon as well) to box it in a bit. I also added a long cardboard tube for a hide that reaches both cool and warm sides of the enclosure. I still need to go pick up a new laser temp gun too, mine isn't working right.
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Painted the outside of the enclosure black and added some hides, should I put anything else in there?

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Old 07-04-18, 06:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Naw, you've got everything covered as long as there's a heat source for the cage (besides the bulb, that is).
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Old 07-04-18, 06:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Oh, and thermostats too.
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Old 07-04-18, 06:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Painted the outside of the enclosure black and added some hides, should I put anything else in there?

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Looks great!
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Old 07-11-18, 07:26 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for help and encouragement, today is the day! I pick up Mara (snakes new name!) from the airport at 10:30, I asked the breeder to have fed ex hold the snake there because it's so hot here at the moment. I will post pictures when she arrives and possibly a short video.
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Well... Mara never arrived at the airport, apparently there was a mechanical malfunction on the plane and she’s sitting in Colorado. I let the breeder know and he said she’s packed well and it shouldn’t be a problem, FedEx says she’ll be delivered tomorrow morning.
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Well, at least she's okay. And by the way, Mara is a pretty awesome name for a snake.
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Is she there yet? Is she there yet? Is she there yet? ...
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Well, at least she's okay. And by the way, Mara is a pretty awesome name for a snake.
Thanks! Mara was the serpent on Dr Who lol my Mara is much prettier though
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Is she there yet? Is she there yet? Is she there yet? ...
She’s here! I posted a link to the photo but not sure what happened to the post. It didn’t show ip afterwards. But yes Mara arrived alive and very well, she’s fast and flighty but healthy. She’s enjoying the dim room checking out her enclosure.
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Shes here! I posted a link to the photo but not sure what happened to the post. It didnt show ip afterwards. But yes Mara arrived alive and very well, shes fast and flighty but healthy. Shes enjoying the dim room checking out her enclosure.
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Congrats! I'm happy she arrived safe and sound

What are you using for substrate??
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Very nice snake! Feel free to let us know if you need help with anything.
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Congrats! I'm happy she arrived safe and sound

What are you using for substrate??
Thanks! Im using Aspen at the moment. Not sure what I want to use in the permanent enclosure yet.

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Very nice snake! Feel free to let us know if you need help with anything.
Thank you! And I appreciate the offer!
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Thanks! Im using Aspen at the moment. Not sure what I want to use in the permanent enclosure yet. !
Ok cool. Aspen is a great choice for young corns, they tend to burrow a lot when young.
I only asked because in the pic it almost looked like aquarium gravel (on mobile, so pic is small).

Keep us posted on progression!
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