TechV- Serpentines (Intro, Integument).txt
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what order do snakes belong in?
what suborder are snakes in?
snakes should be housed ____
snakes can live about ___-___ years
snakes are commonly ___ buys
snakes __ be released into the wild
snakes have the potential to perform ___ which makes them look poisonous
what are the 2 classes of snakes?
what is the colubrid class commonly called?
the garbage bin
__/__ of all snakes in the world are colubrids
boiids include the ____ and the ____
pythons technically have their own class called ___
some snakes have ____ remnants, and claw-like ___ on either side of the vent representing the hind legs
boiids are aka the ____ snakes
name 3 examples of colubrids?
all true snakes have no ___, but some lizards may not have ___ to resemble ___
what are the 4 layers of the skin we must know from outer to inner layers?
(what major layer are they a part of? [epidermis or dermis?])
- s. corneum (epidermis)
- s. germinativum (epidermis)
- s. spongiosum (dermis)
- s. compactum (dermis)
flattened, dead keratinized skin, this layer is shed
innermost epi. layer, divides continuously to replace the outerlayer
this layer contains the connective tissue, blood vessels, glands, and nerve endings, outermost dermis layer
this layer is the innermost dermis layer, connective tissue
scales are made of ___ keratin
interscalar space is made of ___ keratin
what is the purpose of the interscalar space?
provides protection, flexibility and expension
snakes have paired ___ gland at the base of their tail, similar to ___ ___
because there is no sexual dimorphism, how do we sex snakes?
what is the term for normal shedding?
the snake will secrete a ___ under the outermost layer of skin to begin shedding. this gives them a dull appearance
what is the peice of skin over the eye that also needs to be shed, but it commonly retained called?
shedding may take up to __-__ weeks
a normal shed means the ___ skin comes off in one piece
if skin is retained, ___ can occur
snakes may not ___ during ecdysis
snakes shed ___-___ times a year
difficulty/inability to shed the skin normally/completely
what are the 2 possible txs for dysecdysis?
what things about the snake may cause dysecdysis?
- repro stat
- overall health
- hormonal balance
what 4 things about their environment may cause dysecdysis?
**which is most common?
- **humidity issues
what should the humidity be?
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