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De-venomized snakes


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Posted by Adam de la barre on December 28, 1999 at 21:16:54:

I was just wondering if anyone knows whether there are any long-term health effects related to digestion effort in snakes that have had their venom glands removed? Since the digestion process has evolved to be simultaneously internal and external, is there a cost in energy expenditure when the internal component has been removed? (Please, no hate-mail from purists!)


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