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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Hi guys! I made a video last night (at the request of another member) on how to probe your ball python. This is just how I sex my snakes and is what I am most comfortable with. I urge you to have someone show you in person before you try it yourself.

    Make sure you turn up the quality as it is recorded in 1080p

    Snakes featured in this video: Lesser Axanthic, Queen Bee, Spider, and Pastel Butter. Enjoy!!



    I want to make more videos like this, do you guys have any requests?
    ~Steffe

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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Awesome, thanks Steffe! I'll have to watch this when I get a break here at work!
    If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Sweet vid! Love how professionally spoken you are. It was super clear!

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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrl249 View Post
    Sweet vid! Love how professionally spoken you are. It was super clear!
    Haha I'm glad you think so! Before we started filming I was like....what should I say?? I just started talking and let my brain do the work. Apparently my brain did a good job

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    Love it!! Thank you so much for posting this. It's by far one of, if not the clearest video on how to probe ball pythons.

    When probing other snakes is it the same as balls? As in, the probe goes further into males, than females?
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    0.1 Butter 50% het Ghost Ball Python (Penny)
    0.1 100% het Ghost
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    0.1 Black Bee Ball Python (Charolette)
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trackstrong83 View Post
    Love it!! Thank you so much for posting this. It's by far one of, if not the clearest video on how to probe ball pythons.

    When probing other snakes is it the same as balls? As in, the probe goes further into males, than females?
    You know, I haven't probed any of my other species! I'm a little nervous to do so on my smaller GTPs and ATBs, and have absolutely no need to sex my 6' boa. I should try on my blood python though. I'm sure its the same if not very similar.
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaorte View Post
    You know, I haven't probed any of my other species! I'm a little nervous to do so on my smaller GTPs and ATBs, and have absolutely no need to sex my 6' boa. I should try on my blood python though. I'm sure its the same if not very similar.
    I have a friend who wants me to probe his baby jungle carpet so I was curious if its the same with other species. Anyone else out there know?
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    1.0 Super Pastel 100% het pied (Richard)
    0.1 Butter 100% het ghost
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    0.1 Butter 50% het Ghost Ball Python (Penny)
    0.1 100% het Ghost
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    0.1 Black Bee Ball Python (Charolette)
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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Read up on probing Carpets.
    There are some warnings out there but I don't know if they hold truth.

    I don't want to spread misinformation but do some research.

    For the record, I have probed my Carpets.

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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    This was good, steffe. I've watched a breeder do two of my snakes in person but its second nature to him so he did it kinda fast. This made me confident enough to try it myself eventually.
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    I'm glad you guys liked the video!!

    Any suggestions on future videos I should make? I want to do a morph spotlight once a week but I also want to do some more informational videos.

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