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    Long time no shed?

    So this is probably a silly question. And I am probably overthinking it. But it has occurred to me that it has been about 8 weeks since Luna's last shed. I know there's no set time between sheds and every individual is a little different but most all of the info I can find leads me to believe a young BP should be expected to shed roughly every 4-6 weeks. I know at 8 weeks it is probably too early to get worried, but she has put on roughly 100g since her last shed. (194 after last shed and 281g at last weigh a couple days ago.) Her cool side is 80-82, hot spot 88-90. Ambiet stays about 75, and humidity is tricky since wintertime in Colorado is so dry but I keep it between 55% and 75% by misting twice a day. I always make sure she has plenty of water and I catch her drinking from it occasionally. Is there anything concerning about any of this? Sorry for long post. Thanks!

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    While shedding every 4-6 weeks may be typical, there's nothing wrong with taking longer now & then, so I wouldn't worry about it; besides, there isn't 'thing one'
    you can do about it. Keeping snakes is how we all learn & practice "patience"...
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
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    Re: Long time no shed?

    Haha thanks. Yeah. I know there's nothing I can do about it mostly just wanted someone to tell me everything is fine hahaha. She might be getting close. She's been hiding more in the PM these past few days and I think her belly may have the *slightest* pink tinge to it but I can't really tell yet. I'm still getting used to her routine.

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    We brought home our BP on November 10th, he hatched in July. On November 10th he was 214 grams and just had his first shed for us this week and was weighing 276 g. I was beginning to wander as he is obviously growing. Shed seemed fine, nothing stuck and the eyecaps and tail tip were gone.

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    Re: Long time no shed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw91 View Post
    Haha thanks. Yeah. I know there's nothing I can do about it mostly just wanted someone to tell me everything is fine hahaha. She might be getting close. She's been hiding more in the PM these past few days and I think her belly may have the *slightest* pink tinge to it but I can't really tell yet. I'm still getting used to her routine.

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    Alright then, "everything is fine"- and don't worry, it's a waste of your imagination.
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    Re: Long time no shed?

    Lol looked at her last night and yep, definitely a pink belly! This picture was difficult to take haha

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    Re: Long time no shed?

    i dont think you should worry. do i have to have a warm and cool side for my bps tank?

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    Re: Long time no shed?

    Quote Originally Posted by DonMozart View Post
    i dont think you should worry. do i have to have a warm and cool side for my bps tank?
    Yes they need a thermal gradient to be able to regulate their body temperature as they are cold blooded and do not generate body heat. The temperature range mentioned in my original post is the most widely recommended however some like to keep their hot side slightly cooler or warm side slightly warmer.

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