Ok I have been reading up on breeding corn snakes. What are people’s methods here for getting you snake to breed? Do you put them though brumation or just stick them together whenever possible during spring and summer with out brumation?
if you do it without brumation
feed your snakes as normal plus a bit more for the female over the winter. about January or February introduce the male to the female every 5 days for about 10 mins each time and when she sheds keep them together for about an hour then introduce the male every day for short periods . copulation should result.
ah well everyone does it differently.
if you have a snake in there for 10 mins he doesnt know that he will be taken out... so if he goes all out and does the job then thats cool, but if he dont he still has a week to do it lol.
play abit of barry white, light some candles and a couple of Chocolate cover strawberrys and your good to go
lol just kidding, ive read that you some experiments have been done where the 2 have been kept together even up until birth and the amount of babies have been more, this is with boa's though not corns.
Right Paul (if I can call ya that) 3 months is supposed to be a ok amount of time for brumation for corns as they are meant to be tough calubrids?
Do you put the male in with the female or the female in with the male? Nige & Paul? I read that some people put the female in with the male thinking that as the male is the one who is gonna do the stuff, then it is best not to disturb him so putting the female in with him? and the opersit as other people think it's best to put the male in with the female thinking the male is used to searching out females therefore used to different territories?
So you put them in together for a week Nige? hmm I never thought of that. Is that really for better results on your part... or is it that you feel bad keep taking them out and want them to have some longer lasting pleasure: P nah kidding! It’s really interesting Thou
yes i do female into male too.
i hibernate for about 10 weeks usually, i never do the full 12 as my house is too warm and they will lose too much weight.
i change the water once a week. if i suspect they are losing too much weight then i will bring them out early and feed them up.
Oh so puting the female in with the male is probbly the ebst way to go, and i would agree that it's probbly true as you say Paul that the male will go straight to the female. I saw that if you mist his cage with a misting bottle he will smell her more?
As nige sais the male will usually go after the female right away.
misting is normaly done while they are together, when a male is showing no interest as some do.
It can work a treat, from a result of the instant humidity buffering the female scent and elivating the temperature for a short period. (you know, the lets get hot and steamy with a female sort of thing going on) lol.
dont soak but just a few blasts of warm water will do it.