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PostSubject: Venom and digestion.   Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:01 am

Venom and digestion.

Based on your personal experience does snake venom aid in the digestion process?

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PostSubject: Re: Venom and digestion.   Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:06 am

i know it does with spiders, or am i thinking about their acids in their guts, yea i think it is, ok i will shut up.
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PostSubject: Re: Venom and digestion.   Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:16 am

A spider uses its venom to turn the insect’s insides into a slurpy drink. The spider generally needs its venom to digest the prey from the inside.

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PostSubject: Re: Venom and digestion.   Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:18 am

but i think after it has killed its prey or when its dying, it injects stomach acids it to its prey to digest it.
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PostSubject: Re: Venom and digestion.   Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:24 am

Take the average button spider. It catches the fly in the web and then quickly injects venom into it and spins it in a cocoon.

The fly is not dead but slowly becomes a fresh liquid jelly from the inside. After a time the spider uses a special “straw” like apparatus and sucks the fly dry. The fly then is cut free from the web so as not to be visual to the next unexpecting victim.

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PostSubject: Re: Venom and digestion.   Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:28 am

easy come easy go lol
well yea some spiders may do that, i just only learnt that from an animal plannet type program.
but thinking about it , the spider ,may have had a weak venom or somthing like that, im not sure, i will read into it more.
but thats just what i have seen lol
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PostSubject: Re: Venom and digestion.   Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:37 am

cmullins wrote:
the spider ,may have had a weak venom


Weak venom compared to what? A spider or a snake has specially designed venom for the prey it encounters or hunts and not for humans.

The venoms being used as a defense is a secondary usage only.

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