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post #31 of 50 Old 03-25-2010, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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lol! I remember the look on my moms xD She was like ".... No. No. No. Oh, please no." And then she said yes XD

And yeah, most breeders keep their snakes in rack systems like so:

PICTURE ISN'T MINE

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post #32 of 50 Old 03-25-2010, 09:49 PM
Gosh I love snakes. I wish I could have another one. I had a ball python at one point named Ivan but a mouse bit him and he got infected and died :(. I guess I'll have to live through you Code! Can't wait for the finished photo's!!!
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post #33 of 50 Old 03-25-2010, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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That's why I'll never feed my snakes live D: Too much of a risk to my babies.

I guess I gotta find my camera, huh? :P

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post #34 of 50 Old 03-26-2010, 03:30 AM
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i like the sound of this,looks like you're going to have a beautiful set up.
i can't wait for more pictures...........

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #35 of 50 Old 03-26-2010, 12:23 PM
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Someday I will have a big snake. I've always loved snakes.
When I was little I used to catch gopher snakes and garter snakes in my yard, but of course I let them go after I held them. My parents made fun of me because I was deathly afraid of spiders and I screamed like a little girl (which I was) when I saw one, but I would go out and catch snakes and play with them :P
Anyway, someday I want a python or a boa. They're beautiful.

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #36 of 50 Old 03-26-2010, 01:00 PM
My older brother and I used to catch garden snakes when we were about 6-8 years old. My mom hated it. lol
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post #37 of 50 Old 03-26-2010, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Got it done (: Aris is already in (he's got the left side), while Spitz will be added tomorrow, since he's still digesting his meal from yesterday. If I may say so myself, it came out quite well.

The complete set-up, with a horrible picture. Really horrible. My next Christmas/birthday wish is a better camera. :



Spitz's side of the tank:


Aris' side:



Hopefully tomorrow will bring better light, and better pictures. It really does look amazing in person (:

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post #38 of 50 Old 03-27-2010, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Drama drama drama. I've learned 3 things from this past night.

1. Aris does not believe that only one side of the tank belongs to him. He has decided to claim both.
2. Tape doesn't scare Aris at all. He'll fight it!
3. Electrical tape sticks surprisingly well to snake scales.
And it takes about an hour to get it off completely =/

I think you guy can guess what happened. Aris got on Spitz's side of the tank (which, thankfully, he wasn't in yet), and got tangled in some electrical tape. We're still not sure if he's going to live. It took an hour of wet, soggy snake, very delicate scissor work, and a lot of drama. In the end, we were able to remove tape around his middle, neck, and head. We got the middle off first, with very little damage. It took repeated soaking in warm water, but it eventually came off. The neck was the worst, as his skin is VERY gentle there. We ripped it a couple of times, but since snakes are notorious for being very tough, we're hoping he'll weather this out. Last of all was his head, which covered both eyes and held his mouth closed (but he was able to get some air). We got it off, but he was very, very weak by the time it was all off. The first fifteen minutes were basically him lunging at my mom and I, and my mom and I trying to stop our hands from being constricted. Then he started slowing down, which was pretty hard to watch.
He's completely out of it now, but still very much at risk. I have no idea how long he was tangled in that tape, but it was long enough to physically wear him out. When I looked in on him this morning, all I can do is thank God that he was in plain view, so I was able to see something was NOT right. I thought he was dead at first D:
I'm pretty sure he's going to go into a rapid shed soon, to heal the open wounds...
Also, he's now in the hospital tank, so only paper towel and light plants for him.
I hope he pulls through this.

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post #39 of 50 Old 03-27-2010, 09:40 AM
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oh no that's awful,i hope he pulls through.
gosh what will you do in regards of the devider then,as the tape idea is one
that needs re-thinking.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #40 of 50 Old 03-27-2010, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I've taken it down for now. Aris will need a couple of week to heal, as his neck wound is pretty bad. Until then, Spitz gets free run of the place. I'm thinking that he'll stay that way, too. I'll set up my 29 gallon for Aris, and he'll get that. They should be set for life with these set ups.

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