Unknown corn morph

Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Wed May 18, 2011 11:28 am

Thank you for the help, I will do so. And very nice setup :D
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Wed May 18, 2011 12:28 pm

bubble, I checked the size of the panels, all of them are around 5mm in width, the glass is 4mm in width so it seems the same to my measurements... :smt017
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby bubblesharp » Wed May 18, 2011 5:03 pm

Sorry meant, measure the space from top to bottm where the glass fits, if the glass doesn't fit then this part has become smaller, which means that either the top or bottom panel has swelled
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Wed May 18, 2011 6:04 pm

It stays the same within 1mm range from each other.
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby bubblesharp » Wed May 18, 2011 6:11 pm

Very strange, try to post some pics, so we can help I'd the problem, only other thing I can think of is that there might be something stuck in the track, or the track may be twisted, other than that I'm clueless! ;)
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby gnarhimself » Wed May 18, 2011 6:15 pm

Hypo motley !
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Wed May 18, 2011 10:06 pm

bubble sharp, do you perhaps have facebook, would be easier to just view photos there, because it takes a while to get all on the site :D
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Wed May 18, 2011 10:30 pm

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Cage open, broken glass visible, full frontal

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Closeup of broken glass pane

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Furthest the left pane can go

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Snake, broken glass, track (left)

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Broken glass fits back perfectly, tested if it budge if pressed, does not move enough to help snake escape

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right tract

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top tract right

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maximum open viewing above track

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above track

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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby bubblesharp » Wed May 18, 2011 10:53 pm

Ok the good news is that it seems that the front "frame" seems to be solid wood, which I can gather from the pictures, so the wood will not swell from the little condensation that took place. The grooves for the runners are straight and there is nothing that obstructed the path for the glass.

I have no idea why the glass got stuck or broke, only thing that I can think of (possibly) is that somehow the glass got a knock that chipped it, and gave it a weak spot. causing it to break. I would go to a glass supplier tomorrow and get a new glass, take the old glass with so you are sure to get the correct thickness, it looks like 3mm glass, but on a photo that is not accurate. I would also have them cut the glass 1mm smaller from top to bottom. The extra 1mm should short out all future problems as well. Solid wood does swell during times of high humidity, but it is only temporally, and this might be why you can't find anything wrong with the cage, although the time frame is very short and unusual, I've seen weirder things.

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If you can't get glass, try and tape the two pieces of glass together and use the other door until you can sort this one out. It doesn't look too serious though, so don't stress too much
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Wed May 18, 2011 11:05 pm

PM me what your profile picture is? And the top of the glass goes higher when opened, lifted up and then gets stuck, but normally a shake does loosen it, but does not go beyond that point, the glass needs to be shaken to ensure that it close. I tried removing glass to get accurate measurements but does not want to be removed. But the glass fits back on track with the broken piece, and if pushed, it does not make a exit hole, and that is applying force to the glass, it just tilts a little until it is against the edge of other glass and then stops moving. Pushed from inside.
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Fri May 20, 2011 12:02 am

Hey, I need help with a moronic corn snake. As told feeding on a 5 day basis, which is either tomorrow or today, I was not the last person to feed her. I placed her in an ice-cream tub with 2 fuzzies, and then she pressed against the one, opened mouth on an occasion, but never takes the mouse. She tries to open her mouth when she is in the middle of the mouse's body and does not even byte the mouse. Then she gives up and wants to climb out of tub. She did once get the mouse by the head, and then let loose after doing nothing for 10 seconds or so. Any help?
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Wolf777 » Fri May 20, 2011 9:39 am

If they are pre-killed have you tried warming them up a bit? Definitely seems like she is interested. Close the tub and leave her in there for a while.
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Fri May 20, 2011 12:17 pm

Wolf777 wrote:If they are pre-killed have you tried warming them up a bit? Definitely seems like she is interested. Close the tub and leave her in there for a while.


I left her for the night in ice-cream tub, half way over the heat mat, and i did did defrost them with a hair dryer. They did not go beyond lukewarm I will try again later today and defrost with boiling water and microwave a little, then cooling if to hot by using the hairdryer's cooling function.
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby Rodwraylva » Fri May 20, 2011 11:21 pm

Update: she ate today, went away and in the few hours she did eat one of the 2 fuzzies. I kept her with two fuzzies last night but she did not try to do a thing though. I hope she eats the other one soon, might need to heat it up a little.
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Re: Unknown corn morph

Postby bubblesharp » Sat May 21, 2011 12:12 am

Rather warm it up in some warm water around 40C it wont start the "cooking" effect and you wont have to cool it either. I would never use a microwave for my pets, I don't even use one for myself. Don't own one, don't want one.

Did you manage to sort out the glass yet or not? I need to go and find a 10 pack pienkies tomorrow for my corns, its been 8 days now, want to feed them tomorrow, one has regurgitated the last two meals, if she does it again I will have to see whats wrong, She still looks healthy, even though she is much much smaller than her sisters. Maybe the fuzzies were too big for her, so tomorrow I will try pienkies.
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