Ok, so everyone can see my posts, there's no excuse. In reference to my post titled "Snakes (gonna get a new one)", no one was excited that I was getting a new snake, like they always are for everyone else. I feel left out. Also, and more importantly, it had a question that no one seemed to know the answer to. I just wanted to make sure that it wasn't because they chose to skip that post, hence the subject of this post.
Now, onto the question. Since I got a new snake today, I was wondering how long I should quarantine it and, since it is only a baby, how big I should let it get before introducing it to my current corn snake. (Ruby, my current corn snake, is just over 2 ft in length; still kinda little, while the new snake would be just under a foot long). Thanks for the input and thanks for reading my post. Emotion: smile
-Ben

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~bdw9714
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Ben, I think it would have drawn far more notice and response if so many of us weren't preparing for Isabel and worried about that.

I don't know about putting two corns in one tank for a good two or three months; a lot of time you can intimidate the baby, and stress him, and stress is the worst thing for baby snakes; it causes regurg, which, repetitively, can kill. But you know this.

Kathy Love says to keep them separate while raising them, for at least three months, but she prefers longer.
I'm just paraphrasing her. Emotion: smile
What does the new snake LOOK like? Tell me!
In the hurricane's path,
Barbara
Do you know the sex of the new snake? I wouldn't put it with the other one AT ALL until you at least know the sex of both of them. If one is a female and one is a male, serious problems can result from breeding before the female is of appropriate size (egg-binding, etc.) Since there is also enough of a size difference to become a problem, your best bet is to just house them separately. If you cannot afford a new 10 gallon tank for the baby, Rubbermaid tubs work well (12qt size should be more than enough for the new snake.) If they are both the same sex and you absolutely MUST house them together (which as I've said I don't recommend), at least make sure to feed them in separate containers.
Melissa
Ok, so everyone can see my posts, there's no excuse. In reference to my post titled "Snakes (gonna get a ... newsnake would be just under a foot long). Thanks for the input and thanks for reading my post. Emotion: smile -Ben

I confess, this week I've mostly skipped reading and responding to MOST posts, due to new job.
No clue on the snake question. If it had feet, I might have more of an idea.
Chaosmage
I'd advise against housing corns of disproportionate sizes together, lest you end up with one well-fed larger corn.
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Ken Harbart
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-cat
Ok, so everyone can see my posts, there's no excuse.

Actually didn't see this one except quoted in Ken's response. Something's wrong with IU's news server or something... I've only been getting something like half the posts in this newsgroup for the last couple of weeks.
Patrick Alexander
The new one is set up in a 10 gallon tank right now. I wasn't planning on putting them together for a good deal of time anyway, at least until the new baby outgrows the 10 gallon.
-Ben
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The camera requires a lot of light, and since it's 1am, sunlight is unavailable. The first two pictures were taking using a combination 60 watt bulb and Reptisun 5.0 (only bright white I could think of in my house). The third was just the 60 watt bulb. It's kind of hard to tell what color she is with the lighting, so I'll try and explain it here. black cherry saddles outlined w/black, brownish red in between saddles and reddish gray on the side. White/black checkerboard stomach. As you fade to her tail, the brownish red fades to all reddish-gray. Very beautiful, VERY headshy. Hatched 8/4/03, never been handled except to swich cages. My dad is gonna kill me! Emotion: smile
-Ben
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