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Posted by SNAKESDJF on March 20, 2003 at 00:05:44:
In Reply to: Re: proper age factor fo breeding black milksnakes posted by Art MacAilin on March 19, 2003 at 12:59:42:
as anxious as i am to breed them, i might have to wait until next spring, i've heard fro the majority that 4 years is the earliest , if the female is large, i have some 2001's also and are larger than most of my adult kings and are eating frozen rats, but i think i may hold off until next year. the female is large enough that she shouldn't get egg bound, but just to be safe i'll probably wait, and rather not be disappointed if the clutch isn't fertile, if you do breed them let me know how things turn out, thanks for the info, dave
::All I have seen and read suggest that black milks need to between 4 and 5 feet to breed (larger is better).
:It's difficult to get good information about this species.
:My snake were '01 babies. The male is about 46 inches, the female is just over three feet. Many sources state that most milks can breed at eighteen months, but I don't think the female will be four feet by next winter. What do you think? Wait until they're three years old?