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Probing


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Posted by AlliMarie on May 10, 2003 at 10:28:09:

In Reply to: don't you love it... posted by poetichusky on May 09, 2003 at 19:03:44:

Both popping and probing are fairly easy to do, but only after you've been SHOWN. Popping is by far the surest way to go (not 100%, but more accurate than probing), but can only be done accurately at younger ages. Hatchlings are easiest, as if they are males, they haven't developed muscle control over their hemipenes, and these will 'pop out' quite easily, look like two little horns sticking out. I've managed to pop up to 200 gram snakes before, and I'm sure they are males. But if they don't pop, it does not always mean that they are female. Just some thoughts on this. Your local herp vet should be able to probe them or pop them for you, and show you how it is done. Or a herp show, even my local reptile store can do it for me. (only 'cause I don't have my own probe set yet)
Anywho, hope this explains a few things...
Alli


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