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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    A snake room tour video would be cool. Even though Brians end up being like 30-40min i always enjoy watching them. Discussing what projects you got going and what your goals are would be cool too. I like to hear what other people plan on producing and seeing their breeding stock. I make notes of where to go looking if i want to get certain morphs lol. You know, for when i win Powerball.
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike41793 View Post
    A snake room tour video would be cool. Even though Brians end up being like 30-40min i always enjoy watching them. Discussing what projects you got going and what your goals are would be cool too. I like to hear what other people plan on producing and seeing their breeding stock. I make notes of where to go looking if i want to get certain morphs lol. You know, for when i win Powerball.
    Haha! Yes I plan on doing a snake room tour and kinda show off what I have. I'm going to shuffle some things around this weekend so maybe I will make one on sunday

    I don't have many projects for this year, but next year we are going to have some seriously cool stuff going on! Man I could talk about stuff in my snake room forever. XD
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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaorte View Post
    Haha! Yes I plan on doing a snake room tour and kinda show off what I have. I'm going to shuffle some things around this weekend so maybe I will make one on sunday

    I don't have many projects for this year, but next year we are going to have some seriously cool stuff going on! Man I could talk about stuff in my snake room forever. XD
    Haha yea, make nature model all your snakes for you!

    I could listen to people talk about snakes forever lol. I really love brians videos. You could also do shorter videos showing your individual group projects if you didnt wanna do them all at once. I know you have an ax project planned, idk what else really though...
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    0.1 (50% SD/ 25% Dwarf) Sunfire Tiger p/h Anery
    1.0 Mochino

    A diverse array of species of tarantulas, true spiders, roaches and other insects, AND... a freezer full of dead rodents

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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Much cleaner and much easier to understand than the "other" videos out there. You get LOTS of bacon for this! Darn, no bacon emoticon so you get MANY bananas!

    I see the kit you have is also very similar to the one Reptile Basics sells which I plan on ordering here in the next few days. How do you select the proper sized probe? Is there a weight/length scale for each probe?
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike41793 View Post
    Haha yea, make nature model all your snakes for you!

    I could listen to people talk about snakes forever lol. I really love brians videos. You could also do shorter videos showing your individual group projects if you didnt wanna do them all at once. I know you have an ax project planned, idk what else really though...
    Haha I'm sure he would love that

    That is a good idea. I feel like I should just do a collection of short videos. I have many many projects but most of the exciting ones won't be til the 2014-2015 season.

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie76 View Post
    Much cleaner and much easier to understand than the "other" videos out there. You get LOTS of bacon for this! Darn, no bacon emoticon so you get MANY bananas!

    I see the kit you have is also very similar to the one Reptile Basics sells which I plan on ordering here in the next few days. How do you select the proper sized probe? Is there a weight/length scale for each probe?
    Thanks! I love bacon! And bananas! lol!!

    It is probably the same kit. You can kind of gauge the size based on looking at the snake. The tiny tiny ones are just too tiny and sharp in my opinion, and the big ones are just way too big. I use any of the 3 right in the middle for ball pythons. Smaller ones for smaller snakes, bigger ones for bigger snakes. I don't really have an exact weight-probe suggestion. I'd have to look at my probes. For the video I only used 2 different probes. The smaller one is good for snakes up to 500-700g, and the bigger one I used for anything bigger than that.
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    That was a quality video! You were specific and smooth without rushing through. I have seen quite a few of these probing vids and the majority just kinda seem rushed to me. Great job! I take it you plan to probe hatchlings too? I have never probed anything smaller than 300g so I dont know if its pretty much the same or if babies (males in particular) are slightly different.... And the vids I have seen have never had a hatchling probed in them. Are they easier to just pop? I have also never popped a hatchling. But I have some on the way so I gotta get ready for them!
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andybill View Post
    That was a quality video! You were specific and smooth without rushing through. I have seen quite a few of these probing vids and the majority just kinda seem rushed to me. Great job! I take it you plan to probe hatchlings too? I have never probed anything smaller than 300g so I dont know if its pretty much the same or if babies (males in particular) are slightly different.... And the vids I have seen have never had a hatchling probed in them. Are they easier to just pop? I have also never popped a hatchling. But I have some on the way so I gotta get ready for them!
    Thanks!!!!

    I will be probing my hatchlings, yes. I've probed snakes that are under 100g before with zero issues. I don't see why you can't probe them. As far as popping, I know the general concept, but I just can't seem to invert the hemipenes. I'm just going to stick with what I know since I am confident with my skills

    It really is personal preference. Some people are comfortable popping, some more comfortable probing.

    When I have hatchlings, I'll be sure to make another video
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    That was a great video! I like that you did a male and female of different sizes too. I have been nervous about learning to probe. You made that look super easy. How do you determine which size probe to use? I think that was a better video than any I have watched on you tube. Thank you for posting that. We should get that stickied!
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by DooLittle View Post
    That was a great video! I like that you did a male and female of different sizes too. I have been nervous about learning to probe. You made that look super easy. How do you determine which size probe to use? I think that was a better video than any I have watched on you tube. Thank you for posting that. We should get that stickied!
    Its hard to explain how I choose the probe. I pick one that slides in easily! Usually this is one of the middle most probes. The smallest two are way too small, and the biggest two are way too big.
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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

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    Thanks!!!!

    I will be probing my hatchlings, yes. I've probed snakes that are under 100g before with zero issues. I don't see why you can't probe them. As far as popping, I know the general concept, but I just can't seem to invert the hemipenes. I'm just going to stick with what I know since I am confident with my skills

    It really is personal preference. Some people are comfortable popping, some more comfortable probing.

    When I have hatchlings, I'll be sure to make another video
    I'm not comfortable with popping at all. Just doesn't feel right.

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