VaHerps.com
Welcome to VaHerps!!

Please feel free to create an account and post to the discussion and classified forums. If you have any problems registering, please email me at Focal@VaHerps.com

User accounts must be activated by Admin and may be delayed. Please do NOT create a second account if you already have one and contact the email above for any questions.

Thanks!

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation; Every possession, a duty. -John D. Rockefeller
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 What Snake Venom Does To Blood

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Stray
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew
avatar

Posts : 874

PostSubject: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:33 pm

This video popped up on my Facebook feed, via the Reptile Report, so I'm sure a lot of you guys have probably seen it. It is so amazing! Whenever I finally have the ability/finances to go back to school, I want a Zoology degree, and many a time, I have thought about specializing in snake/reptile venom. I LOVE videos like this!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WvnjCkLbvY&feature=player_embedded
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/siobhan.sprouse
leftoflarry
VHS Moderator
VHS Moderator
avatar

Posts : 819

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:50 pm

You should specialize in toxicology. Check out Dr. Fry. He's a venom specialist.
Dr. Brian Grieg Fry
Back to top Go down
http://www.vaherpsociety.com
Bobbykaizer
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew
avatar

Posts : 947

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:03 pm

thats insane!! i never knew that! thanks for the vid...
Back to top Go down
Stray
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew
avatar

Posts : 874

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:05 pm

leftoflarry wrote:
You should specialize in toxicology. Check out Dr. Fry. He's a venom specialist.
Dr. Brian Grieg Fry

Oooooh, thank you for the link. I will definitely check him out. I love venom studies. I think venom is the most fascinating adaptation in the world.
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/siobhan.sprouse
leftoflarry
VHS Moderator
VHS Moderator
avatar

Posts : 819

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:06 pm

He specializes in the evolution of venom. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
http://www.vaherpsociety.com
Stray
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew
avatar

Posts : 874

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:12 pm

I already started poking around on his site. Some amazing articles!

I read an article by someone (it was a while ago, I doubt I could even begin to find it again, it was very old) who had a theory that nearly all snakes were, in a sense, venomous. He did a study that started with old world rear-fangs and colubrids where he studied their venoms and saliva extensively. He concluded that the saliva of some of the older colubrid species was almost venomous in itself, but not due to any venomous protein, but rather the bacterial content. It made sense, given Komodo dragons and the like, but it was still a really intense read. I might try to find it, but it was a PDF and I can't remember the poor author's name. It was really interesting though.
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/siobhan.sprouse
Thibo703
VaHerps Crew
VaHerps Crew
avatar

Posts : 119

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:30 am

I literally just came on here to post this.. lol crazy. This is why I don't and will never have hots or even warms..(unless there's a really really REALLY cool warm)
Back to top Go down
Stray
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew
avatar

Posts : 874

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:15 pm

I would love to keep hots, but I am beyond not ready. I would like to own one sometime in the far, far off future, but after mentoring, and keeping something a little more high-risk that ball pythons... Rolling Eyes

Personally, I love Gaboon Vipers, I think they are the coolest snakes. I love how chubby they are and how fast they can be!!
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/siobhan.sprouse
dsteamn
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew


Posts : 313

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:54 am

Wow! That's just crazy. For some reason, I always thought venom was an anti-coagulant, not the other way around.
Back to top Go down
BlackboxStar
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew
avatar

Posts : 325

PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:47 am

Does anyone know the time elapsed on this video? I dislike that they cut away to his face an then cut to a completely different shot and didn't tell me how much time went by in setting up the camera or just in hanging around.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: What Snake Venom Does To Blood   

Back to top Go down
 
What Snake Venom Does To Blood
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Venom Powder
» Snake photography Exhibition
» Macrelaps microlepidotus Natal black snake
» Eastern Green Mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps)
» Marrakesh snake charmers' spell fails to work on activists

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
VaHerps.com :: General Discussion Forums :: Snake/Lizard/Gecko Discussion-
Jump to: