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A full grown snake however should be provided a 60 gallon tank in which it can stretch and move about as king snakes and milk snakes tend to be quite active. When selecting a terrarium for a king snake or a milk snake it is also very important to select one that can be secured tightly. These snakes have a reputation for getting out of their cages and for squeezing through even the smallest places. So spend a little extra on a terrarium with a top that can be latched. Maintaining the proper temperature is also important when it comes to keeping your snake healthy. Milk snakes and king snakes generally like their cages to be around 76 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit during the day but the temperature should drop down to about 70 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Over the years milk has been packaged in a wide variety of different types of milk bottles. While nearly all of them are collected to some extent there is one specific sub-niche that attracts the most collector interest and that sub-niche is 1 quart Pyro-Glaze milk bottles with diary town and state names on them. Pyro-Glaze (also called "Pyro" or "Painted) refers to the method by which colored graphics were applied to the bottles. Pyro-Glaze bottles are found with various graphics & colors mostly in red green blue orange and black. They were made in several sizes and shapes but our focus here will be on a very narrow sub-niche of these bottles. These bottles were used by thousands of dairies across the country making it nearly impossible to catalog all the varieties that exist.
You can reduce your risk by initially setting a limit of $10 rather than $20 but if you are not comfortable with a little risk and taking a small loss of some of the bottles you buy then this is a sub-niche you should avoid. Here are some additional general hints & tips to remember when purchasing these bottles...Never buy a bottle that has any chips or cracks no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. The condition of the Pyro-Glaze design is extremely important - avoid any bottles that have chipped faded or scratched Pyro-Glaze as well. These bottles were to be used and then returned to the dairy where they were cleaned and reused. After extended use and cleaning some developed numerous small scratches to the glass. You should avoid bottles that exhibit severe scratching.