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Old 02-29-04, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Gregg M
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Well they shed as the grow......... They do not control it........ They way they shed is the shin on top wears down and gets old and the snake out grows it in a way......... What then happens is a lubricant comes up from the skin inbetween the new layer and the old layer....... That is why the snakes eyes cloud up when they are about to shed......... It rubs its mouth on a rough surface until the skin lifts off the lip......... The process is completed as the snake crawls through its old skin..... Damage to the skin and scales will also bring this on...... But it is not controled by the snake its self........ Hope this answers your question.....
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