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« Reply #25 on: 08/07/2007 17:04:12 »
Hi Karen, glad you like them.  :)

When just hatched the babies are nearly all the same colour, a dark muddy black/brown. If you could see them up closely you would notice a slight difference in colour, especially the underside.

As they mature the colourings and markings change. The pair I have are a bit dull but you can get some very beautiful coloured ones as well. Have a google for corn snake images, there are lots!

IIRC the native American Indians named them corn snakes as the markings, when adult, resemble corn circles!

Unfortunately the camera does not show it up well, plus its difficult to get a steady shot as they wiggle so much.  ;D

Tomorrow they go to the snake shop so I don't have them for long.  :(

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« Reply #26 on: 08/07/2007 20:26:36 »
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« Reply #27 on: 08/07/2007 22:35:31 »
Hi Karen, glad you like them.  :)

When just hatched the babies are nearly all the same colour, a dark muddy black/brown. If you could see them up closely you would notice a slight difference in colour, especially the underside.

As they mature the colourings and markings change. The pair I have are a bit dull but you can get some very beautiful coloured ones as well. Have a google for corn snake images, there are lots!

IIRC the native American Indians named them corn snakes as the markings, when adult, resemble corn circles!

Unfortunately the camera does not show it up well, plus its difficult to get a steady shot as they wiggle so much.  ;D

Tomorrow they go to the snake shop so I don't have them for long.  :(

Bee




Wow you really don't. I thought they stayed longer with you..
when will the other clutch be hatching?? It is amazing to see all the eggs as if claws and torn them open.. was this done by the snakes "Teeth"? They do have fangs or some kind of teeth  right? LOL .. I have always been leery of snakes, DO  they??
 

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« Reply #28 on: 09/07/2007 18:15:01 »
They go ASAP as its best for them to get used to their new surrounding as soon as possible.

The other clutch should hatch in about 7 weeks depending on the ambient temperature.

When hatching they have special teeth just for ripping open the shells and they also have 2 rows of small fine teeth less than 1mm long that point inwards and act like barbs when gripping the prey. BTW the shell are not hard and are leathery in texture.

I have been bitten but its no big deal as they are not poisonous. Its a bit like a "paper cut" if you have ever had one of those, very fine tiny cuts.

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