Hey there,
Recently tried to breed my aneurythristic (sp?) female corn snake with a friend's male melanistic of the same species. The male was up for it - launching into courting behavior as soon as he was introduced into her tank. She, on the other hand, burrowed to the bottom of the tank (through woodchippings) and 'hugged' the glass so he couldn't get under her or make her move. The tank was plenty warm, so it wasn't that she was too cold to move.
Both of them have been put through proper brumation and gone through their post-brumation shed. She has fed heartily and had no pending poops at the time of introduction... yet she flatly refused him.

None of the books say anything about this kind of refusal - dicussing only disinterested males and fleeing females.
Anyone had any experience of this with female snakes before ? Any suggestions ?
Thanks for your time,
Raven
Recently tried to breed my aneurythristic (sp?) female corn snake with a friend's male melanistic of the same species. The ... him. None of the books say anything about this kind of refusal - dicussing only disinterested males and fleeing females.

You described a fleeing female... just by an alternate definition.
Anyone had any experience of this with female snakes before ? Any suggestions ?

Red wine, privacy, mood lighting?
fr0glet

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Hey there, Recently tried to breed my aneurythristic (sp?) female corn snake with a friend's male melanistic of the same ... females. Anyone had any experience of this with female snakes before ? Any suggestions ? Thanks for your time, Raven

I think you might be trying to breed them too early. My corns never mated until april/may-all the way through august, even.
-cat
It's still early, she isn't ready. Wait until her first shed of the year and everything will happen by itself.
Anna
Anyone had any experience of this with female snakes before ? Any suggestions ?

Try this:
http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/12/barry.sharks /

-Z