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    Hibernation ended!

    Today I ended the hibernation of all of my garters.
    Sadly one of them died. (thamnophis cyrtopsis cyrtopsis) I noticed some strange things on him and will open another topic to deal with that.
    All snakes where nice and cool, so I got an excellent chance at taking some pictures. Hope you enjoy!






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    Re: Hibernation ended!




    At one of my parietalis males, I noticed he had a lot of scaring on his belly.

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    Re: Hibernation ended!

    I have weighed all snakes before and after hibernation.
    For the ones that are interested, I have an Excell file with their weights.
    To putt things short, Almost all snakes have lost 2 to 4 grams. Two snakes lost 8 and 10 grams and one snake gained 4 grams. I have no idea how that is possible...but it happened...
    PM me for the xls file

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    Re: Hibernation ended!

    Quote Originally Posted by reptileparadise View Post


    At one of my parietalis males, I noticed he had a lot of scaring on his belly.
    That looks like dehydration to me. When snakes dehydrate, their belly sometimes develops a "fold" in the skin. A good soak and plenty of fresh drinking water may help.
    KitKat
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    Re: Hibernation ended!

    Nice photos, I hope they don't give you any more trouble!
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    Re: Hibernation ended!

    Great pics Sjoerd!! Thanks for sharing.. glad everyone else is doing well!!
    Lori, New Hope Rescue-- rescuing equines and others
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    Re: Hibernation ended!

    Nice photos and beautiful snakes!
    "Mai kolohe i ka mo' o o lele ka pali" -
    Do not bother lizards or you'll fall off a cliff.

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    Re: Hibernation ended!

    fantastic photos, Sjoerd
    thank you much
    rhea
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    Re: Hibernation ended!

    Nice pics, Sjoerd.
    Greetz, Hans

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    Re: Hibernation ended!

    Some really nice photos there, Sjoerd. What camera are you using? That close ups of the parietalis scales is awesome!
    James.

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