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Old 10-04-02, 09:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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IS THE TAIL A GOOD WAY TO TELL THE SEX? FROM WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS HEARS IS FEMALES HAVE LONG SLIM TALES AND MALES HAVE SHORT AND FAT TALES.
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Old 10-04-02, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think its not the most accurate way to be absolutly sure of the sex of a snake... and I think it is not true for every species of snake...
Iv been told that the only Sure way to know this is to probe it..


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Since we are talking about this...
Anyone could tell me if we could use x-rays to know the sex of a snake ????
I always wondered this... (I know its expensive.. :P )
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Old 10-04-02, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont see why not... as long as the x ray can pick up on tissue and organs and not just bone
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I think that the x-ray can pick up organ tissues only if the dose of radiation can be reduced.
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Old 10-04-02, 03:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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x-rays show soft tissue very very poorly
what they do show is density of tissue or bone. snakes are very
hard to x-ray as are most reptiles main reason being they are
hard to keep still and "most" are small making it hard to see
things.
I had a corn hatchling with a broken back due to being "popped"the person who "popped it did know what they where doing but it still happened.
had to take X-rays with a dental machine it see how bad the break was.

you can tell the sex by the tail on very few snakes and they have to be near breeding age to really tell .

so the best ways are to have the snake "popped" by someone who you trust and that they really know what they are doing like
a vet who works with reptiles, or to be probed agian be someone
who knows what they are doing.

accidents do happen even the best are some times not right
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HA ha!!!

Actually you have it backwards man!! Male's tails are waaayy longer! I suggest getting someone to probe it for you. Because you're gonna sex this snake wrong.
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