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    11-18-2019, 06:41 AM
    Jeff B replied to a thread Going bioactive in Husbandry
    Looks great. Now you have leftovers you can make another one and get more garters. Don't be afraid to use styro and concrete and commit to...
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    Jeff B replied to a thread Just photos in General Talk
    good looking snake
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About Stefan-A

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Date of Birth
October 5, 1978 (41)
About Stefan-A
Biography:
25 years of herping, ~20 years of keeping reptiles and amphibians, 8 of keeping garter snakes
Location:
Southern Finland
Home Country:
Finland
Interests:
Ecology, herpetology, systematics, palaeontology, fishing / hunting, target shooting, photography
Occupation:
Environmental protection inspector, BSc + BEng

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  1. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Humidity issue
    Cover the lid partially, eg. with glass or acrylic to reduce the evaporation rate.
    Liked On: 10-31-2017, 02:27 AM
  2. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Uncommon Snake Foods
    I don't know a single hunter that would even consider hunting like that.
    Liked On: 10-30-2017, 08:45 AM
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    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Losses in Brumation.
    Does anybody happen to have this one lying around? http://koti.mbnet.fi/thamnoph/photos/snakesies08/article-u-garters.jpg It was referred to in the following article:...
    Liked On: 10-29-2017, 12:39 PM
  4. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Losses in Brumation.
    Dehydration is supposed to be a major killer during brumation in the wild and garters in the wild (and apparently in captivity, too) are known to submerge themselves in water during brumation. And...
    Liked On: 10-29-2017, 12:38 PM
  5. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : The Best Substrate
    Switched the female's substrate from peat to paper towels yesterday. She didn't take it all too well, she has spent the last 24 hours up on a branch and refuses to come down. :D
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 09:14 PM
  6. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : In-cage platform/shelf?
    http://koti.mbnet.fi/thamnoph/photos/snakes07/sugar.jpg
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 08:33 PM
  7. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Running out of tricks, need advice
    So the solution was to brumate the girl. :) I have to remember to thank James and Rick for the advice. And everybody else who tried to help. :) Oh I better start counting days again. 90-120,...
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 07:37 PM
  8. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Running out of tricks, need advice
    Holy crap, you wouldn't believe the feeding response she just displayed. :D I opened the door to the terrarium and within a millisecond she absolutely launched herself halfway out of the terrarium...
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 07:36 PM
  9. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Running out of tricks, need advice
    ..and guess which snake just decided that shedding would be more fun than eating. :rolleyes: ps. I can smell all you veterans sitting at home thinking, "How the hell do these bloody newbies...
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 07:35 PM
  10. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Running out of tricks, need advice
    The first mouse (crawler?) eaten voluntarily (unscented) in about 4 months.. ;) Well, her next chance is on thursday or friday.
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 07:35 PM
  11. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Running out of tricks, need advice
    Got it to strike a strip of trout and hold on. The snake started chewing on the piece, but decided to spit it out after about 10 seconds. It's now 5 weeks since its last meal. Shows no interest...
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 07:23 PM
  12. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Running out of tricks, need advice
    It would probably be easier to just send her to you. ;) Yeah, she's still stubborn. Maybe live pinkies would do the trick.. Although, my sister wouldn't approve and I like being alive. ;)
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 07:16 PM
  13. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Running out of tricks, need advice
    What, make a ghillie suit for them? ;)
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 06:58 PM
  14. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : Accidental Breeding -- Help!
    I'm going to take the liberty to answer some these questions, as far as they apply to me. 1. Only about 30-40. A small number compared to many actual breeders. 2. Nope, I don't know how they...
    Liked On: 10-28-2017, 04:05 PM
  15. Peterra
    Peterra liked post by Stefan-A On thread : The Nature Photography Thread
    http://koti.mbnet.fi/thamnoph/photos/nature/2012/natrix-natrix-2012-04-25-m01.jpg http://koti.mbnet.fi/thamnoph/photos/nature/2012/natrix-natrix-2012-04-25-m02.jpg...
    Liked On: 10-25-2017, 03:37 AM
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