return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
click here for Rodent Pro
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at!
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: Kingsnake . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Oct. 07, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Oct. 14, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 28, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Nov. 04, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Dec. 09, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - Dec. 10, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Dec. 16, 2023 . . . . . . . . . . 

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

RE: Venomoids and public opinion are two entirely different points.

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

Posted by: thekidgecko at Fri Oct 21 17:24:19 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by thekidgecko ]  

I the case of so many responses (as I somewhat expected...), I will respond in order of posts.

Randal: I thought you might like this subject and respond as you did. Thanks for your input, I already knew some people might flame my post but so far everyone has taken a very friendly way which I have found quite nice. (Also, when is the next Arlington show? I think once my ciliatus start hatching I might come as a vendor.)And yes, I would rather go into antivenon production .

"Frawg": Thanks for your input, also. I think it is very interesting on how divided the reptile community is on this subject. It almost saddens me, but alas that is for another thread completely. Yes, I now find myself quite adept at handling most pit vipers, though I do need to practice more with elapids, perhaps with racers or something of the like (anyone have ideas for practicing for elapids?).

"eunectes4": Thank you for those comments, and no, I am a freshman in High School. I think your ideas are very good, though with smaller children I would rather take no chance, rather than the extremely minute chance when usuing a "hot" snake.

Greg/Tony: Also another interesting point. Although I do tend to lean slightly toward Tony's point, but yours is also very convincing. It's not that I have a lack of skill, but a lack of guts or reliance on pure chance to have one around children, which is why I asked if people here thought this would be a good idea. By no means must I do it. I could just go using harmless native snakes caught locally, which I might end up doing.

Carmicheal: As I said above I am not in a University, thus that is, unfortunately, not a realistic option altough a great idea. I am all for correctly done venomoids so no need to discuss (or flame in other people's case) on this subject.

Matt: "Without any risk to public" is a virtual statement. I don't like playing numbers with the public.

Bryan: Thanks. I have done quite a bit of reasearch on venomoids and have been looking into a Crotalus atrox with a full adenectomy and human grade replacement implants. I have been looking at getting this done through Carolina Reptile Exchange.

Leucistic cobra: Greats points. I like your open perspective on this subject and contains valuable advice.

Concluding this post I think this has been a very informational thread so far and thank you all for your input and friendly approach to this somewhat touchy topic. I have really appreciated it. Thanks to all,


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

>> Next Message:  If you take the proper precautions and stick to protocols, there is no risk - Matt Harris, Fri Oct 21 20:56:09 2005
>> Next Message:  RE: Venomoids and public opinion are two entirely different points. - leucistic_cobra, Fri Oct 21 23:57:05 2005
>> Next Message:  RE: Venomoids and public opinion are two entirely different points. - leucistic_cobra, Sat Oct 22 00:03:58 2005
>> Next Message:  Something else.... - thekidgecko, Mon Oct 24 17:38:35 2005

<< Previous Message:  Venomoids and public opinion are two entirely different points. - Matt Harris, Fri Oct 21 12:49:37 2005