return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Chameleons, Geckos, Tortoises, Tegus and Ball Pythons for sale online
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Toad . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - July 06, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting - July 08, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - July 09, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - July 13, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - July 13, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Lancaster Herp Society Meeting - July 15, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Western Maryland Reptile Show - July 16, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - July 16, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - July 16, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - July 22, 2022 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for  Animal Specialties
pool banner - $50 year

RE: More...and venom gland removal

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Venomoid ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: psilocybe at Mon Jan 12 11:54:00 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by psilocybe ]  
   

Besides the morality of mutilating a snake in this way, there is the aesthetic effects: Snakes that have had a full venom gland removal (as opposed to just having the ducts cut) sometimes have a caved in appearance of their heads, due to the lack of the venom glands where they once were...some venomoids have implants (like breast implants, usually saline) to make up for the venom glands, but i have seen pics of venomoids where the cheeks are sunken in where the venom glands used to be...this is usually in snakes that have rather large venom glands to begin with...


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  interesting website - djs27, Fri Jan 16 08:53:17 2004

<< Previous Message:  More...and venom gland removal - rayhoser, Thu Jan 8 16:06:29 2004