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Old 09-12-19, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need help identifying gender

Hello! Iím new to this forum and had a question about my milk snake. He/she shed its skin and I was wondering if someone could help me identify whether its a male or female based on the # of scales on the tail.
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Old 09-13-19, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Need help identifying gender

Here is the link to the photo https://imgur.com/a/EMcOsgC
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Old 09-13-19, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Need help identifying gender

No? I've never heard of this method. When people do a scale count at the base of the tail it's how deep the probe goes when inserted into the cloaca. You should visit with someone who can help you with this in person.
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Old 09-19-19, 06:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can typically sex cornsnakes and kingsnakes by counting the scales from the vent to the tip of the tail. High counts, 140+, indicate male. Counts under 130 indicate female. I'm not sure if the counting method works for milks.

If it does work for milks, I'd say it looks female, though the pic gets a bit blurry.
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