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    Enclosure upgrades for my boys

    For over half a year now, I've been anticipating and working towards bigger homes for my ball python and corn snake (Zebes and Hocotate respectively). They're currently in 48x24x15s and will be going into much cozier 60x24x24s. Have had the PVCs themselves for some time now, but between work, vacation, and most recently a new business opportunity to earn extra income to better provide for myself and my critter crew, it's been extremely slow going. To top it all off, I did a major, VERY expensive blunder and left 5-6 month's worth of adult mice out of the freezer overnight by accident. Still reeling from that.

    Thankfully the worst is over as I have just finished all the heating and lighting installments. Going with halogens, UVB and, as backup if things get too cold when winter approaches, CHEs (I actually plan on getting a space heater but decided to install CHEs anyway just for peace of mind, better to have them in now when they're all empty and not panic and try to drill them in with a full enclosure). All that's left hardware-wise is thermostats.


    While I was at it I also installed UVB into Mira's setup. Kind of awkward placement and a bit short for the enclosure size, but it's what I had to work with, hoping to see her bask soon.

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    It's looking very nice. I look forward to seeing pictures when they are all done with decorations.
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    Re: Enclosure upgrades for my boys

    Your accountant might fault you for your love of snakes, but I never will. Way to go!
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    After a lot of stalling and troubleshooting, they are more or less finished. Have just put in the live plants and transplanted some isopods and springtails. Want to give things some time to settle and grow in though. Mira's enclosure also still needs a substrate change before her live plants go in, and all the moving around of dealing with the old substrate and shuffling the old and new enclosures around since the new ones are going where the old ones currently are.



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    Re: Enclosure upgrades for my boys

    Quote Originally Posted by Snagrio View Post
    After a lot of stalling and troubleshooting, they are more or less finished. Have just put in the live plants and transplanted some isopods and springtails. Want to give things some time to settle and grow in though. Mira's enclosure also still needs a substrate change before her live plants go in, and all the moving around of dealing with the old substrate and shuffling the old and new enclosures around since the new ones are going where the old ones currently are.


    Really nice looking enclosures.

    With time, everything gets better and further figured out. Years and years later I still make adjustments.

    I like what you have done up to this point.

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    Technically unrelated but I finally got Mira's sub changed out and added some live plants. Left some on the fake ones in until they grow in more.

    Old.


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    With some of the old sub added in and watered.




    And of course, her reaction to all the hard work I've done for her? "How dare you!"
    Last edited by Snagrio; 09-30-2023 at 07:26 PM.

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    That's snake-gratitude for ya! I disagree with her though- it looks great. And she really looks like one of the vines in there.
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    They're finally in their new digs!




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    Beautiful! I bet they're loving it too. It's so much fun watching snakes react to all the new scenery & hiding places.
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