Why didn’t my corn snake shed in one complete piece?

Even if you live in parts of the country with relatively high humidity, home furnaces during the winter can dehydrate your snake’s cage and your snake. Refrigeration Air Conditioners also dehydrate air in your home, but not as much as most home furnaces.  

Make certain your cage is not overheated, and it may be necessary to soak your snake in water to help it shed OR if you prefer to be proactive, many corn keepers put damp sphagnum moss inside the warm hide for the entire ten-day shedding process. This will super-hydrate the old skin, making partial sheds less frequent.
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