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Posted by bootsiecollinsus on April 25, 2003 at 22:32:47:
In Reply to: Rosy breeding questions: posted by markg on April 25, 2003 at 15:40:17:
Thanks for replying. They are indeed a sexual pair, spurs on the male, none on the lady, and indeed I probed them myself. You see I have been breeding kingsnakes for some years now, so am not completely illiterate on the subject of snake breeding =) Just new to these guys.
Last year I brumated and kept them together at the urging of the former owner. Come springtime, she seemed interested, but he didn't. So I left them together til brumation time again and this year brumated seperately, and they're still seperated. Was planning on putting together for breeding and probably keeping together for rest of year til brumation time again.
They're in plastic shoeboxes with pine bedding, and a heat tape running under the back end.When together they're in much the same set up but in a large sweater box. They both seem in the peak of health and active, the female shed about a week ago and the male yesterday, so it seems like the time (or it certainly would be, and is actually, for my kings) to put them together.
Once introduced, how long should it take? Will they go right at it like most of the kings or ease into it? Just wondering if theres anything special I should do to maybe help them along if they don't seem interested.
Thanks again =)