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Old 11-25-19, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Crotalus molossus shedding?

Hi all: I'm lucky enough to live in NM with a healthy pop of my favorite Crot. One of my friends recently said that a herpetologist told her that C. molossus only shed once a year, in August. It seems unlikely that even mature snakes would only shed once a year, and only in August? Anyone have any real data? TIA, Alan.
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Old 11-25-19, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Crotalus molossus shedding?

No idea but welcome!!
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Re: Crotalus molossus shedding?

Thank you.
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Old 11-30-19, 09:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Crotalus molossus shedding?

The whole 'In August' bit is weird, But adult snakes who only shed once a year aren't that uncommon. Some shed a lot ( Got an adult dwarf retic that sheds after every meal) and some shed very little (adult hognose that sheds once a yearish too, but i dont remember the month haha)
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Re: Crotalus molossus shedding?

This species should shed about three times per year
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Re: Crotalus molossus shedding?

There is no set schedule for how many sheds a snake will have, let alone the month they will do it in. Snakes shed for various reasons.

Female who's going/gone through ovulation? Shed cycle.
Snake ate a large meal? Shed cycle.
Snake has external parasites? Shed cycle.
Snake got wounds from a predator/prey? Shed cycle.

Then there's just the natural shed cycle from being a snake.
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