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    Can you keep hatchlings in the same tubs up to a year?

    I'm looking for my first hatchling rack in preperation for my first clutch, I've been looking at a couple options from LP racks. I haven't used racks before so I'm uncertain which ones to get.
    I'd prefer to only get one size tub and keep the babies in those until they're sold(thinking up to a year). Is this possible?

    If so, could this one work? About how long would it take for the babies to outgrow these tubs? https://lpracks.com/shop/lp3-lp10dob-c5-1row-1270p.html
    (22x10x4 inches tubs) It's the only reasonable pre-built rack in my price range.

    Or should I go for these loose ones and build my own rack? https://lpracks.com/shop/lp20-tub-1100p.html
    (22x18x6 inches)

    Or would another size be more suitable.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    That's actually a pretty good size tub.

    It's probably fairly likely that they would be fine...but every snake is different. I would still make sure that if you do have any that get on the larger side they can move up a tub.

    Heck I have one yearling that's weighted in at 400g. Her sister (same clutch) is 970g.

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    Re: Can you keep hatchlings in the same tubs up to a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Armiyana View Post
    That's actually a pretty good size tub.

    It's probably fairly likely that they would be fine...but every snake is different. I would still make sure that if you do have any that get on the larger side they can move up a tub.

    Heck I have one yearling that's weighted in at 400g. Her sister (same clutch) is 970g.
    Alright thanks. Will get bigger ones if necessary of course, Id just prefer to skip the 6 quarts. Ive heard some people say starting them off in a 12/30 quart would be too large. Will add lots of clutter though so they feel safe.

    What a difference between the two in your clutch! Were they on different feeding schedules or did one just get bigger?

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    One hatched very small at 27 grams and needed to be assist feed for 3 months before she started eating on her own.

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