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RE: Venom, Fangs, and Herpetolgy...

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Posted by: FR at Mon Aug 12 08:45:15 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Lets talk about rear facnged venomous, lyre snakes,

They too are rearfanged venomous colubrids(?)(for the moment)

Its well known, that Lyresnakes kill or immobilize prey with their venom, Is that true, Is there any evidence that occurs with hognose?

For the moment lets say, there is no proof or evidence that suggests that occurs. Ok, so what is this venom and delivery system for. Consider, in order to call it something, it has to actually do something.

What does it do, There are many rear fanged snakes like tantilla(blackheaded snakes) Spotted night snakes, who's venom knows the holy crap out of lizards. And causes severe tissue damage in lizards. What does hognose venom do?????? Please, not fighting, I am serious.

So far in my work, I see no use for that, other then to aid in digestion. Which is what all venom does and saliva does.

So, venomous snakes commonly use their venom to secure prey, as a defense and to aid in digestion. Hognose do not use this system as a defense, or to secure prey, so its left to do what spit does in the rest of the animals, to begin breaking down tissue for digestion. Your spit is for sugars and carbs, snakes are not in need of that so its evolved to break down other materials. Which is exactly what Dr.GBF is looking for, and seeking funding(grants) to look for.


   

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