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males get bigger??

cornmad
12-23-2007, 06:36 AM
hi ive heard that male corns get bigger than females is this true???

ratsncorns
12-23-2007, 07:38 AM
I think it just depends. My female okeetee is much larger than my male motley, and they are both 05's. I think females will get thicker than males, whereas males tend to get longer. I have yet to see this in my collection though. My opinion, genetics have a lot to do with the size of individual snakes.

bitsy
12-23-2007, 08:35 AM
ive heard that male corns get bigger than females

I'd look at it the other way round. Breeding females can be smaller than males, as they put more physical resources into developing and laying eggs.

On the other hand, males can refuse food for weeks during the breeding season, when they only have an appetite for luurve. This can result in weight loss.

Both male and female are usually back in shape by around September though.

I think generally it evens out. Of my sixteen, the two biggest are male and female respectively. Growth and size seems to be an individual thing, probably more influenced by traits inherited from parents/bloodline.

cornmad
12-23-2007, 08:37 AM
thanks for repliles :D