That escalated quickly

I gave up cornsnake breeding in 2008, after two rough breeding seasons that yielded pretty nice offspring, but also created circumstances that left me no choice but to end it there. My snake breeding hobby was always somewhat self-sustained. I bred a small number of offspring, of which I kept only a select few. TheContinue reading “That escalated quickly”

Celebrating ‘absolutely nothing’ in style

I gave myself some presents yesterday to celebrate absolutely nothing at all but me – and only me. Every once in a while you should be allowed to do so, and do so in your own unique way. In my book that means the best thing I can do is buy snakes. This particular batchContinue reading “Celebrating ‘absolutely nothing’ in style”

Some confetti

Reading the news over the past two days saddens me, and to be frank it sickens me to my stomach. What a twisted world we live in. Trust me, I know nothing about war, and very little about the politics and ideologies that drive any of it. You really wouldn’t want me to write toContinue reading “Some confetti”

I didn’t really want her

It’s time for another post about cornsnakes! Nobody cares, but I do. You’ll appreciate them sooner rather than later, trust me. This morning, my son ‘helped’ me clean some snake enclosures. He doesn’t really help. It’s more of a hassle having him around, because he hands me over anything I could potentially need (but mostlyContinue reading “I didn’t really want her”

Diffused transformation

This title will mean absolutely nothing if you’re not familiar with cornsnakes. Sorry about that. I like vague and cryptic titles. My blog is not a scientific paper, so there are no rules on what the title should be, and, well, fuck it, I’m the editor in this journal! For those of you that areContinue reading “Diffused transformation”

Feeding time

Pre-post warning: This post contains many photographs of corn snakes feeding on (dead) prey items. Cornsnakes feed on small rodents, and due to my snakes’ young age, these are often young mice. Experience tells me that some people find this type of imagery disturbing. It is, however, an inherent part of snake-keeping. If this isContinue reading “Feeding time”

My level of nerdiness!

Most people that know me, will know me for being a plant guy, and an insect guy, or perhaps both. For a long time, however, these were only a side project. Something I decided to pursue as a means to make a living – perhaps not the wisest choice, given the low success rate –Continue reading “My level of nerdiness!”

Cornsnake Update (pt. 1)

I wrote some time ago about a couple of new additions to the household. I have kept snakes for the majority of the past 25 years, although over the past three years or so, I have owned none. My PhD kept me busy enough, and I could not really divide my attention enough to careContinue reading “Cornsnake Update (pt. 1)”