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Artificial insemination?


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Posted by Kat on December 02, 2002 at 12:37:40:

Has anyone tried artificial insemination with snakes or reptiles at all? If it's possible and practical, it strikes me as an easier/safer method of producing hybrids than playing mind games with the snakes involved...especially when making kingsnake X whatever hybrids and the like. I guess the biggest issue would be getting the sperm from the male snake, but perhaps allowing mating to take place in some sort of substrate-less plastic tub and then collecting any sperm that's left behind in the tub might work... then using that with another female... Thoughts?


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