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Q: Two red spots on cornsnake shed: Hemipenes or scent glands??
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Causack

In Relation To:

Adelaide [Laide]

I noticed that my 4 year old snake, Adelaide, has had these two little marks and some white stuff right in the middle. I was told she was a girl when I bought her, but I'm wondering if these are the marks of hemipenes and if shes showing sperm plugs? 

 

Or are these normal markings of a females "scent" or "musk" glands? 

 

I included a picture of her entire tail maybe to help... I have counted the scales before but I feel like i lose count and get it wrong? I have no faith in my ability to sex him/her hahaha. 

Also is this supposed to happen everytime? I looked back to some of her old sheds ( I keep them in an album) and I realized she/he has these the last couple of times...but when she was smaller she didnt have them. Does this mean shes/hes hit puberty? 

 

Thanks in advance for any help! 


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Points: 150
Topics: General Health , Skin
Tags: Cornsnake, Visuallysexingcornsnakes
Species: Other Colubrids > Other Colubrids > Elaphe guttata guttata
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Member Comment 8/6/2018 10:54:54 AM

Cenobite

It's a boy!

 
Member Comment 9/3/2018 8:37:58 PM

Doomtrooper

Devil horns !!!

 
Member Comment 10/11/2018 10:08:30 PM

MegF

Kind of short for sperm plugs.  At least with my GTP's the sperm plugs are pretty long.  Still, scent glands on females are usually rounder than that.

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