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Old 03-01-17, 09:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I've got some brown paper...I'll do that.
I still do this with my babies, mostly because the cats like to antagonize them from the outside. It's never a bad idea to give them a little privacy. they will use the hides when they want to sneak away too. I have one snake that loves to explore, so keeping her closed off stresses her out more than keeping the paper up around her tank, but you'll know your new baby's personalities, if this is a need for them.
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Old 03-01-17, 10:31 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: Two on the Way

Papered...and I'll keep an eye on their activity.

Ordered feeders this morning, early this morning, so they should arrive tomorrow and be ready for when they want to eat in a few days.

Had to take the Herpstat up to 89.5F to get the hot-hide temps up to 85F--alarms are set to 91F (high) and 87F (low).

Just waiting now...they're supposed to arrive by 1200 (noon) so FedEx only has 31m to make it here!

Anxious isn't the word...though my 3yr old Doberman is demanding to go out now to "p".
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Old 03-01-17, 10:33 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Re: Two on the Way

Looks neat!
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Old 03-01-17, 10:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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If the lights are just aesthetic and the room gets natural light, you could leave them off as well during the adjustment from drawer to tank.
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Old 03-01-17, 10:49 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Re: Two on the Way

Light is actually reflected, no direct sunlight to that room except for early morning; in the winter, it gets a bit of direct light from an angle, but after that, anything else is reflected or ambient.

I guess I could turn the lamps off and see how the temps go...right now they're keeping the mid-viv temp at ~78F, cold corner is 75F. Maybe the slightly darker scene might calm the girls down more (?) and I'll turn them on when they become active.

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Old 03-01-17, 12:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Re: Two on the Way

The two females arrived shortly after noon...I didn't take any pictures yet and only got the King on video since she was quite happy to explore at first.

I just wanted to get them into the vivs and settled in. I'll take some shots later today if the opportunity presents itself, through the glass, and sometime next week after they feed and some time has passed by (as everyone is want to recommend).

One thing's for sure, I'm a n00b at using the iPhone for video!

Thanks for all the comments and recommendations, I appreciate them all!
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Old 03-01-17, 12:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The King (queen?) is out and about again and provided a few opportunities. The photos are a little blurry, probably due to lighting conditions and a higher (software enhanced) ISO...not to mention shooting through the viv glass.
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Old 03-01-17, 01:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Re: Two on the Way

oh, hello there new snake! Aren't you so pretty?
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The king is beautiful. I hope they all settle in well for you.
But.... is this a bit too stressful for you
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It ALMOST WAS! I was just about ready to jump in the shower, I needed to go to work for a few hours, and I was looking for the Corn...and I COULDN'T FIND HER!!

I lifted everything up and she was nowhere to be found...and then...I looked at the plant. There, up in the broad leaves of the FAKE plant, she was laying on a few leaves like she was thinking she was a Python or Boa. Scared the bejeesus out of me!

So, I left her there, took my shower, looked in on them again--the King was still cruisin and the Corn was still up in the leaves.

I'll see what the Corn's doing with I go home later tonight.


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Very nice!! Love that little face.
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Nice looking king. They're really fun snakes.
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I suppose I'll carry any further conversations over in the respective threads for either the Corn or King...but I thought I'd put in a final "n00b" post that both snakes have eaten their first meal. I fed them last night about 2100 when I got home from work.

The King was in the hot hide when I offered her meal to her. I lifted the hide off, and started to offer her the pinky. She coiled and started thrashing her tail like she wished she had a rattle (wonder if all snakes were rattlers and just lost the rattle?). But I digress...when I got the pinky close enough she struck, coiled and started consuming. I replaced the hide and then, while she was still sucking the pinky down, went and got a wet paper towel to stick in the hide with her; when I returned, and put the towel in the hide, she got upset again and was thrashing her tail against the hide. Interesting thing to hear.

The Corn, well she wasn't as cooperative. She was hiding inside that fake hollow tree again and didn't want to come out; so, I placed the pinky at the main, front opening, turned out all the lights (had the red lights on), and closed the door. When I got up this morning and went to see if I had to pick up the pinky and throw it away, and feed her again tonight, the pinky was gone, and of course, so was she...hiding in the log again. Kind of anti-climatic with her. I hope that doesn't continue.

All in all a good thing, both snakes being feed frozen feeders. I warmed them up to about 98'ish but the Corn's meal was about 78 when she got to hers (ambient midpoint in cage). Now to get the humidity up, watch for clean up areas, and watch for sheds I guess.
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Re: Two on the Way

Tanks look great, looks like lots of extra space in that room

King looks awesome. Crusing is common with some new snakes as they learn their home. My king is often out and about.
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Amazing set ups! Way to go with that Herpstat 6 too. You are in good hands there.
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