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Old 05-01-03, 02:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm deathly allergic to bees and natural rubber latex, to the point where my heart has stopped 14 times and I've had to be rescuscitated but I have no reaction to the hemotoxin in a plains garter snake bite.

An example of one certainly isn't a scientific sample, though, and I've never even held a hognose.
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Hemotoxin in a plains garter snake? Are you talking about the anti-coagulent properties in their saliva? Is that called hemotoxins?
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Plains and wandering garters have both anticoagulant enzymes and hemotoxins that are secreted by their Duvernoy's gland.
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So are these hemotoxins something to be real careful about? I know they arent serious like a rattler or something, but what are the affects of it?
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the Duv. Gland secretions are not serious at all, unlesss you are allergic to a protein in it....but the secreation in itself, is nothing like rattler hemotoxins
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It can't even kill a bullfrog so people are safe, the worst that happens is a wicked bruise.
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