venom is modified saliva found in snakes. It is produced by certain
salivary glands. The gland that secretes this venom is a modification
of a gland found on other vertebrates. On a snake this gland is usually
found below the eyes under a protection of muscles. Snakes eject their
venom through their fangs.
The Spitting Cobra
The Inland Taipan - the most poisonous snake in the world
|Question 1: List and describe the
effects of snake venom on neurotransmitters and the nervous system of
are two main types of snake venom.
|Question 2: Explain how the length
of a fang affects the deadliness of a snake.
answer to this is rather simple: snakes with small venom glands can't
store as much venom, therefore they might not have enough to actually
poison someone. For example, the Coral Snake has some of the most
poisonous venom per drop, but its venom glands and fangs are very
small, making it hard for the snake to get enough to do damage.
|Question 3: What should you do if
you are bitten by a snake?
Do not try to catch the snake. It will most likely try and bite you again.
Do not wash the wound. If you keep the venom on your arm, the doctors will be able to find the correct antivenom.
4: What are some of Australia's venemous snakes?
everybody. I made this web page for a school homework project.
The book that I got the questions from was Australian (I think) so don't blame me for question 4 (no offence to Australians).
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