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    How to properly store snake shed?

    so I wanted to keep and store Beans's shed and I have his first shed in a small box but needed a bigger one and when I asked my dad for one he mentioned that when he would have garter snakes (he found a lot of animals in the wild when he was a kid and only took them if they were sick or injured then he returned it to the wild, he even once raised a crow! he makes me think of [a character] from the secret garden which was my favorite book when I was little and it still is) he told me that if I didn't store them properly that the shed could rot overtime and become nasty, so I wanted to know if any of you know how to properly store them?



    it censored part of his name but he was the character that befriended a lot of wild animals in the secret garden
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    Re: How to properly store snake shed?

    Lay out to dry and then put in bag/box/etc. Never had a shed rot in a quarter of a century of reptile keeping


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    I've stored many snake sheds for some years- many I've shared during "meet & greets" or other programs. I've never seen any issue except once when some moths ate them, so to prevent that, make sure they're tightly sealed up, if not a metal tin with a tight-fitting lid, at least a plastic bag with no holes & closed with a twist-tie.
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    Re: How to properly store snake shed?

    oki thank you!
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    As mentioned, make sure they're completely dry before storing them, that's all I can think of that might have caused an issue. That or hungry moths like I had once, lol.
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    Re: How to properly store snake shed?

    Hungry hungry hippos those little buggars are.
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    Re: How to properly store snake shed?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueOrleans1290 View Post
    Hungry hungry hippos those little buggars are.
    You got that right. They left only crumbs! Sure caught me off-guard. That's when I lived in the desert- I don't know if that matters? There are different kinds of moths, depending where you live.
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    Re: How to properly store snake shed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    You got that right. They left only crumbs! Sure caught me off-guard.
    Right?! If moths are bad in a certain area I'd have to bring out the dang mothballs. But sadly they smell pretty bad.
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    Re: How to properly store snake shed?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueOrleans1290 View Post
    Right?! If moths are bad in a certain area I'd have to bring out the dang mothballs. But sadly they smell pretty bad.
    I don't use pesticides at all...not healthy for us, either. Breathing moth balls is bad for us, & also could harm your snakes.
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    Re: How to properly store snake shed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    You got that right. They left only crumbs! Sure caught me off-guard. That's when I lived in the desert- I don't know if that matters? There are different kinds of moths, depending where you live.
    Oh it definitely matters. Where I am, we don't have too many moths but tiger mosquitos are a real pain! I swear.. they could pick a lock if they wanted to. They practically laugh at people wear long sleeves to avoid them. Its even worse that they know where we all live
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