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Breeding/Egg Production & Care Any topics concerning breeding of the cornsnake, brumation, egg laying, or issues concerning problems in any step along the way.

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Old 05-10-2019, 11:24 AM   #31
67temp
I did. The original plan was to wait till after they shed. On a whim I wanted to test one to see if it was interested in eating. That one didn't waste any time. The new born pinkies barely left any bulge in the baby corns. Next time I'm just going to wait.
 
Old 05-10-2019, 11:29 AM   #32
MysticExotics
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I did. The original plan was to wait till after they shed. On a whim I wanted to test one to see if it was interested in eating. That one didn't waste any time. The new born pinkies barely left any bulge in the baby corns. Next time I'm just going to wait.
I was just curious. I used to offer first meal right after their first shed, but I started waiting a week after they shed to offer, and I saw an increase in those who ate, and they typically become consistent eaters.
 
Old 05-10-2019, 11:41 AM   #33
67temp
I'm still learning as I go. So you wait roughly 2 weeks after hatching to offer? Have you found if prey size makes a difference in their willingness to eat? Ie a pinkie that is probably a few hours old vs one that is a few days old? Roughly what % of a clutch do you get that accepts their first meal?
 
Old 05-10-2019, 12:20 PM   #34
MysticExotics
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I'm still learning as I go. So you wait roughly 2 weeks after hatching to offer? Have you found if prey size makes a difference in their willingness to eat? Ie a pinkie that is probably a few hours old vs one that is a few days old? Roughly what % of a clutch do you get that accepts their first meal?
Yes, it is about 2 weeks after they hatch before I offer their first meal. They absorb the yoke from the egg when they hatch, and they're not always hungry right after they shed. Sometimes it can create a problem eater if offered too soon and they get in the habit of declining food.
I use day old pinkies with hatchlings, and move up as they become established and start to grow.
I have had 100% eating their first meal when I started waiting, sometimes all but one, maybe two will eat their first meal.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 06:10 PM   #35
Dennis Gulla
Awesome! Keep us updated with pictures!
 
Old 05-21-2019, 07:52 AM   #36
67temp
A few pictures of some of the babies.
 
Old 05-21-2019, 04:28 PM   #37
Dennis Gulla
Thank you for sharing!
 

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