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    Which Pine variety and sexual dimorphism

    I have wanted a pine snake for some time and found a young 20" LA Black and a Florida Albino. Here are the questions:
    Between these two, is one generally larger than the other?
    Is there size sexual dimorphism evident in the species?
    Do albino's require special lighting?

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    Oops, I forgot to mention that the LA Black is male and the 36" Florida albino is female.

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    Re: Which Pine variety and sexual dimorphism

    Quote Originally Posted by Dana C View Post
    Oops, I forgot to mention that the LA Black is male and the 36" Florida albino is female.
    With regards to pine snakes, there is often very little difference in size. Males may be nominally larger than females.

    http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_4/I...apfer_2009.pdf

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    Re: Which Pine variety and sexual dimorphism

    Can they be housed together assuming that they are roughly the same size?

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    Re: Which Pine variety and sexual dimorphism

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    Can they be housed together assuming that they are roughly the same size?

    The Florida pine and the black pine? I wouldn't.

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    Re: Which Pine variety and sexual dimorphism

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    The Florida pine and the black pine? I wouldn't.
    I have enclosures for both but was curious.

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    Re: Which Pine variety and sexual dimorphism

    Quote Originally Posted by Dana C View Post
    I have enclosures for both but was curious.
    You should never house any snake with others, regardless of species. All snakes should always be kept individually (unless you are breeding them). It is much harder to regulate the health of the individuals when you keep them together, and it is stressful for both snakes because they are competing for warm hiding spots and food.

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    Pines

    Pine snakes of any kind dont require special lighting. You may want to be sure they get natural light each day. Keeping them together can be problem free if they are established and healthy but fed separately. Some snakes will stress easily when kept together and refuse to eat which is why it is allways better to house separately.

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