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Posted by: wohlerswi at Sun Aug 11 15:13:53 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by wohlerswi ]  
   

Another point. Do you notice with all hognose bites, how long it takes for the TOXIN to spread? It takes a good while. There is scientific reasons for this. The delivery system! Venom affects the body much quicker because it is delivered through a superior method. When taking a hot bite the venom is actually getting injected subcutaneously delivering it in a much more effective manner.

With animals such as hognose that have TOXINS not venom, the toxin secreted from the glands has to work its way into the wound. This is a much slower system of delivery and usually much less effective. Effective enough for what hognose need but not effective enough to be concerned about. Now if you look at a boomslang (which I think you brought up in another post comparing the hog to the boomslang) which is truely a rear fanged venomous, the delivery system is the same as with all front fanged vipers. Through hollow fangs...Why do you think a boomslang bite is considered so serious? Not only because of the level of toxicity, but because of the delivery system.

Get it? Hognose not venomous...boomslang VERY much so (remember its all about the delivery system not the location of the fangs).

Will


   

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