Dakota Corns is a privately run hobby/business located in the great state of North Dakota. I breed for personal enjoyment of the hobby and most projects are to create morphs I desire. I sell to private individuals locally and over the internet as well as pet stores and wholesale businesses.
(6/16/11) The 2011 hatching season is under way. It’s been an interesting breeding season to say the least. I have had 3 separate females refuse to breed out of brumation, 2 of which laid a full clutch of eggs anyway. I’ve also had several clutches of eggs appear fertile but go bad during incubation. No worries on any of that. I will still have plenty of hatchlings and plenty to be excited about with the clutches that are left in the incubator. There are over 40 eggs that have a chance at being another Charcoal or Lavender Stripe and if the few eggs that came from my first time female hold true, there’s a slim chance at a Charcoal Sunkissed.
(4/19/11) Took some quality time to update the For Sale section with some new pictures as well as quantity and price updates. Also uploaded some new pictures in the Collection with some of last seasons keepers. Those snakes are turning into some lookers!
(4/18/11) We have a majority of the females bred and there are some clutches of eggs on the ground as well. I’m updating the 2011 projects page to reflect where we are currently at for the season. We have a new incubator setup this season. We were fortunate to recover two old medium-sized fridges to take the place of the upright cooler we had been using. We currently just using one and they each still have the same capacity as the cooler. I think I like how they functions better and now have two backup systems with the other fridge and cooler. Really, they only need to hold stable temps!
(2/20/11) Well, that was quick! Just had the first shed and breed of the new 2011 season. Went in for feeding day and noticed the Platinum girl had shed so I put my Powder (first timer) male in with her and there was no hesitation on either snakes part. First hook up of the season.
(2/18/11) Everybody seems to have weathered brumation just fine and dandy. We are 3 full meals out of brumation so it is now the waiting game. As each female sheds she will be paired with her planned mate. You can view this year’s projects under the Results tab above, 2011. Don’t forget to check out the for sale page either. Some brumated adults are on that list along with the last of the 2010 animals.
(11/16/10) Oh what a feeling!! I just finished putting the 27 adult breeders into the crawlspace for brumation. It’s a welcome relief from the weekly feedings, etc. for the time they are in brumation. Plus, it’s an anticipation of the upcoming breeding season and all the ups and downs it will have to offer!! They’ll come out of there in about 8 weeks to be put back in the racks at room temperature. I now have to find the time to do a good thorough cleaning of everything.
(10/27/10) I just finished putting some time in updating my project pages and the corn snake morph page. Cleaned all of them up a bit and tried to make them a bit easier to read. Oh, yeah, and Sunday the breeder adults were all given their final meal before brumation.
(10/19/10) Holy cow!! Don’t worry, you’re in the right place. A lot has happened over the summer for Dakota Corns. I was in a place where I was able to get professional help with my website, and that’s what you see here. A big thanks to Steph and Triple Moons Design for their help and creativity! We haven’t changed other than the new digs. We had a great season this year. Hatching out a project target Charcoal Stripe was an incredible feeling. It was the culmination of 6 years of work and struggle. Not only was I surprised with a Charcoal Stripe, but het Lavender turned up in the one of the breedings. This completely unknown and unsuspected het showed up when I happened to hatch out two Lavender Stripes. I can’t complain about the season. I’m sure I’m due for a few down years now with Murphy, but I’ll take it in stride as per usual.
Brumation is already around the corner. I’m planning for the breeder’s final meal to be on October 24th and heat gets turned off in early November. Everyone should be coming out of brumation early January. I am looking forward to that break with feeding. Major cleaning gets done during that time as well, but it’s a break none-the-less.