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Old 30-04-2007, 09:29 PM
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Okay a few people suggested I make a Moss Hide when my corn had a bad time shedding last month.
Ive finally tracked down some moss, now I know I soak it in water...........
and then ????

I confess now I have it , what do I do with it ??

Any info (especially Pictures) be a great help

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just put a load in a hide!
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I put the moss in a tupperware box then spray it with water
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soak it in some nice warm water and squeeze it out, and put it in any tub that the snake can get into with a hole made in the side for access of course....hope that helps, and keep it moist,
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:26 PM
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I used to keep the moss in a tupperware tub with lid on.Cut a hole in the lid large enough for the snake to get into the tub and put the dampend moss in it and fill it up.Place it in the viv and it will act like a hide for your corn snake but have the benefit of being a damp hide.Then just spray it down every so often.You will probably find that the snake will use this hide most of the time.I use the same tub for a laying box when i have gravid females.I just replace the moss with vermiculite.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:33 PM
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This is what i use.The tub measure 10"x7"x4" and seems to be ideal for adult corns.

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You can see mine in the top left corner. I take the functional approach.

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I have a Philadelphia cheese tub (emptied of course) hole cut in the side, moss in, sprayed and put over the heat mat. I put it in when the eyes go misty and then take it out once the shed is complete.

My corn had a bad first shed, but the last two have been perfect, in fact the last one was three days ago. Once I put the moist hide in she went straight in, I didn't see her for 5 days while she stayed in it.
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You can see mine in the top left corner. I take the functional approach.

id do similar to this method except Id use an icecream tub upside down with the soaked moss in and a hole cut in the side of the tub. Either way works so really can be fashioned anyway you come up with
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