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Old 08-19-2006, 08:00 PM   #6
Agreed - poor shedding is usually the result of low humidity...but there are too many variables to make the overgeneralization that if you use paper (or any other substrate) you will have shedding problems.

A word about the mineral oil - if you choose to use it, do so very sparingly. Once upon a time, wiping the snake down with mineral oil was a "recommended" way of getting rid of mites...I tried it once and was cleaning up shed scales for weeks.

Another thing you can try with the stubborn sheds is to put the snake in a small container or sack with a damp washcloth or towel (for best results, do this after soaking)