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RE: hemipene question

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Posted by: OrangeHeterodon at Tue Mar 25 17:17:01 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OrangeHeterodon ]  
   

If no one responds soon with advise otherwise, I'd take it to the vet to be safe. The only other time I have heard of a hemipene being exposed was in the male of a male female pair of Ornate Diamondback Terrapins at work. The hemipene was exposed, the person in charge of caring for the turtles thought it would go back in, and it died.

As far as the dragging that does happen from time to time. If a male snake locks up with the female snake, they are together until the male is ready to let go. The hemipenes are barbed to allow the male snake to hold onto a female snake.

Again though, if someone doesn't get back to you soon I would at least consult a vet for where to go if the hemipene does not retract into its normal position.


   

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