Looking for a needle in a haystack!

rubym

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OMG, our little ghost corn is MIA! She went missing sometime yesterday afternoon. We have been tearing my house apart since last night looking for her. She is a juvenile and it really feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. We have looked every where there is any heat source what-so-ever. My husband is stressed that she got into our ferrets bedroom ( she has free run of her room). There is a half door to her room and I dont think that Litta could have slithered under. Any ideas of what to try to possible get her to come out of hiding? Any help is appreciated. She was moved into a bigger tank and my husband didnt think that she could reach the wire top...which he had planned to replace with smaller screening today. Obviously she could reach higher then he thought!!!!:(
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lpcad

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Corns are great escape artists.
I heard someone telling a story at a reptile show about how he caught one of his that had escaped.
He said that he cut the top off of a plastic 2 liter bottle, put a live fuzzy in the bottle, and taped a funnel,that the snake could fit through before it ate, to the 2 liter bottle. I think the idea is the snake goes in, eats, and can't get out until it digests it's meal.
I don't know if it is a true story or just something that was made up to impress someone, but it does kinda sound plausible. as long as the snake is hungry and catches the scent of food.

Best of luck. I hope you find your little corn.
 

Srt14292

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That does sound like a plausable idea James.
Give that a try Ruby. Only other thing I would think of is put a heatmat and a hide over one spot as well.
 

rubym

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I am so happy to report that our girl was found today!!!!!! We tried the bottle thing and it may have worked but my husband walked into my sons bedroom today and there she was in the middle of the room slithering around!!!!!! I was so happy that she was cold but other wise seemed ok. We are waiting for her to warm up a day before we feed her.
 
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