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Growing rates(Help!!)

paullfc
01-23-2008, 03:34 PM
When I got my corn around 3/4 months ago I got a little sheet of card with his feeding and shedding record his first feed was on 28/3/07 he is around 2' and has a girth of around 1cm how big should he be because in the photo gallery all the 07's look huge!!!!

diamondlil
01-23-2008, 03:37 PM
Do you know his weight? Has he shed about once a month since you got him?

paullfc
01-23-2008, 03:41 PM
He has shed twice in all

paullfc
01-23-2008, 03:55 PM
He weighs 50 grams??

diamondlil
01-23-2008, 04:02 PM
He's within normal range, but what feeding regime is he on?

paullfc
01-23-2008, 04:03 PM
One pinkie(thinking of moving up to fluffs) every week or so?

Jrgh17
01-23-2008, 04:18 PM
A 50 gram corn shouldn't be on pinkies. Get him on The Munson Plan (do a search).

diamondlil
01-23-2008, 04:32 PM
He won't grow on that diet! Get him on fluffs asap. As Jenni said the 'Munson plan' is a good guide for feeding rates and sizes of prey as the snake grows.

paullfc
01-23-2008, 04:34 PM
ok so maybe if I gave him 2 pinkies tonight (now) because he last had something to eat just over a week and half ago because i was planning on waiting for 2 weeks then getting some fluffs.??

diamondlil
01-23-2008, 04:37 PM
He could probably take 3 or 4 with no problem. Just get him used to bigger meals and get the poor thing growing.

paullfc
01-23-2008, 04:44 PM
Sorry will do straight away got a fluff thawing as we speak!

paullfc
01-23-2008, 05:08 PM
He's just had his first fluff abit worried about a regurge because have not got a light but he is in his hide under the heat mat (fingers crossed!)

diamondlil
01-23-2008, 05:10 PM
What are his warm side temperatures? I don't use lights at all to heat my snakes. just heat cable on their rack.

paullfc
01-23-2008, 05:12 PM
Temps are 23oC 73oF are these ok?

diamondlil
01-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Measured with a digital thermometer or a stick-on dial?

paullfc
01-23-2008, 05:16 PM
Stick on strip thing (Crabworx)

diamondlil
01-23-2008, 05:20 PM
So you actually have no idea how hot your heatmat is. Is it regulated with a matstat?

diamondlil
01-23-2008, 05:45 PM
Sorry if that came across as harsh. But why did you say there's no light, when you have a thread about the light you use? http://cornsnakes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62275

paullfc
01-25-2008, 11:11 AM
Because the light bulb went and I was wondering what light to get next white or red?

TWGarland
01-25-2008, 11:33 AM
if your looking for a new bulb then get the red heating bulb, as that doesn't disturb them during the night (they can't see the same light spectrum we can supposedly) and it will raise ambient air temps if thats what you need.

More importantly your going to need some way to measaure how hot your UTH (heat matt) is getting. You need a digital thermometer with probe. Is your UTH regulated, do you use a thermostat or rheostat?

That 23 degrees celscious is fine for the cold side, but it sounds like you have no idea how warm your warm side is :shrugs: