:I know they don't have fangs. Is it there saliva thats venemous?
Gila venom glands are located in the lower jaw. When the gila bites, the venom is secreted through specialized salivary glands and follows grooves in the teeth upward into the wound. The gila usually hangs on when it bites which allows venom to be introduced into the victims flesh through these grooved teeth. The venom is not injected through fangs like a venomous snake. Their venom apparatus is primitive and would probably be fairly inneffective if it wasn't for the strength of their jaws and their tenacious hold. Chris