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Old 09-08-16, 02:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

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Q: Bean has those extra spots in his circles on his back (I don't know the proper lingo) and has kept them now for 11 months.

Any idea if this is something he may hold onto in adulthood?
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Any chance you can answer this question, since you breed these beauties?
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Old 09-09-16, 02:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

Sorry, missed it before. Do you mean the dark shading within each dorsal spot?
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Sorry, missed it before. Do you mean the dark shading within each dorsal spot?
Thanks Cliff... I think that's what I mean?
How about a picture and arrows for the layman? LOL
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

My experience with the center shading is that the darker color will sometimes crowd out the surrounding color as the snake grows. It does not *always* happen, but is a distinct possibility. Hopefully your experience will be different!
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

Thanks Cliff!

Last night we weighed Bean before his feeding.
He weighs 70 grams on an empty stomach.
He is 11 months old

I still need an updated length measurement, not an easy task
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

Any time!

Take a photo of him from the top and look up SerpWidgets on the web.
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Any time!

Take a photo of him from the top and look up SerpWidgets on the web.
That looks really cool, I wonder how accurate it is? (Can't be any worse than my guess measures) LOL

I'll be trying this as soon as Bean is over his big meal
Thanks for another great idea
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

It's OK-the trick is is to get a photo of the snake when it is as straight as possible and to use plenty of click points to measure with.

Sure it's not going to be 100% but it's better than guessing!
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Thanks Danny. Ok, got it. I'll play with it tonight and report back.
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

Looks like Bean is 26". I have another thread dedicated to his small size, and from that info, decided to update his birthdate from Oct 22nd, to September 22nd

He is in blue at the moment, so thankfully the extra peach fuzzies are helping until we order his hoppers next week.
Even when he is dull, he's beautiful. Heehee
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

Up to you and I don't know if this has been discussed iro of bean but some keepers choose not to feed during the shed chucks cycle (ie from blue to skin being shed).

I don't feed during this time-gives the snake's digestive system chance to properly rest and does not do any harm whatsoever to the snake.

That said some keepers very successfully feed during this time and there is no right or wrong as such.

It is however an interesting debate and good one to research the pros and cons on.
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

Thanks Danny, I have been reading about that on the forum. Bean is completely indifferent to what cycle he is on, he is always a great eater. (Thank goodness!).
That said, maybe it's partially because we were feeding him smaller prey than he could handle?

Once he is settled on hoppers, we may try this theory out, so he has more time to digest his larger meals 🤗
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Thanks Danny, I have been reading about that on the forum. Bean is completely indifferent to what cycle he is on, he is always a great eater. (Thank goodness!).
That said, maybe it's partially because we were feeding him smaller prey than he could handle?

Once he is settled on hoppers, we may try this theory out, so he has more time to digest his larger meals 🤗
As I say there is no right or wrong here. Some snakes make the choice for you as they simply refuse when they're in shed (my boa for eg).

There's also a theory that snakes don't hunt in the wild when in blue due to their much reduced eye sight. I don't know if this has been scientifically studied or not but it makes sense that a snake would just hide up when they're vulnerable.
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Re: The Life of Bean (BRB)

love seeing pictures of bean! i'm going to have to get mac some of those antlers. i'm jealous that he is such a good eater! (HA! HA!)
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