*stares in wtf are you at Myst*
So, my mystery hypo-type boy that had generally been considered to be dilute because he looked it as a baby, was clearly not lava, sunkissed, or peach, and breeding with his father-grandfather had pretty much ruled out hypo a and ultra (bred to a ghost het amel twice, 38 offspring over 2 years, no hypo-types at all).
He's a bit older now and looks nothing like a dilute. He looks like an unusually dark ghost if anything but... the odds against that....
Myst next to a male dilute anery motley
Myst next to his male ghost cousin
Myst next to his anery brother, Too Stupid To Live (this boy finally tease fed after 10 months of force feeding)
Whyyyyyyyy. I don't want to play "figure out the hypo". I really want to find another homozygous hypo female to do one last paranoia check against hypo a with the sire.
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when i was a kid i met a dude on a camping in france and me and my friend thought he was So Cool cause he had big Big Bro vibes and then about 3 years later I found out that about a year after that, a couple days after his 16th birthday, he got hit by a bus and died
and sometimes i look back on that and how super cool & old & mature this 15yo kid seemed to 11yo me and now im almost 10 years older than he was when he died and how i went from "shocked and sad" when i found out at 14 or so to "jesus he was just a kid" now
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I'm taking in someone's corn snake soon as their circumstances are changing. I've worked with snakes but never personally owned one, you got any handy tips for me?
Course! I've got plenty tips to spare. Corn Snakes are very hardy, and the 3 I have are all very personable and adapt to change well.
Every animal is different though, and I don't know every detail about the Corn Snake you're getting so here's some in-general tips [google Corn Snake care guides too, as there are experts out there with plenty of knowledge as well!!]
1. Anytime a snake takes a long trip or is in a completely new environment, it's best to leave them alone for a few days up, even longer if the snake is particularly nervous.
2. Depending on the age, the corn snake should have enough room to mostly stretch out. Always ask yourself "does the snake have enough room to explore and exercise?"
3. Snakes love to hide! Always provide multiple hiding spots so the snake has options. Preferably there should be a hide on the warm side AND cool side.
4. [applies to if the snake is feeding on frozen thawed rodents] I personally DO NOT thaw out my rodents straight up in warm water, as that washes off a lot of the scent. Putting the meat in a plastic bag THEN into warm water will help with making sure the snake has a proper feeding response. They love a smelly mouse!
These are just things off the top of my head, but I do like answering reptile questions lol.
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