W&B and obstinate pax

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  1. steingar

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    Nope. Spitting cobras do it from their fangs.

    Heaven forbid there should be something incorrect on the internet.
     
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    Most venom "spitters" actually squirt it with muscles around the venom sac.
     
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    OMG that would be worse than snakes on a plane (and no, I've never seen the movie).
     
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    I loved Snakes on a Plane, but I like over the top horror movies.
     
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    Must take practice. It's not working for me so far.

    "....muscles around the venom, Sac?"
     
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    Yeah, venom is produced in a gland and stored in a sac near where the venom delivery device is. There are muscles that surround the sac and deliver the venom through the fang or whatever usually after the puncture has happened. "Spitters" can also squirt the venon trying to temporarily blind the threat and escape.
     
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    All poisonous snakes store venom in a specialized gland like Henning said, and they use muscles around it to squeeze venom from the gland through the fangs and into the victim. Most fangs have holes in the end, so the venom goes into the aforementioned victim. Spitting cobras have the holes in the front, so they can spit.
     
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    Thank God all the 4+ foot long snakes I have ever owned thus far have been non-venomous. I can just imagine my python (Monty) "spitting" at me. I had to sell Monty the Ball Python because I didn't spend enough time with him and he was getting big. And I think an ex got "Jake the Snake" a good sized red tailed boa. Even my dog is afraid of snakes.
     
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    Jake was so cute. Don't think he is four feet here:

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    My ball python is also named Monty courtesy of Mrs. Steingar. She wanted to name the beast Lucille Ball Python, but I nixed that. Monty gets very little attention from me, and likes it just fine that way. His (or her, I never can tell) cage needs changing, and I have to stop and get him (or her) some mice.

    Ohio Monty is getting fairly large as well, but it really doesn't matter. Snakes fit into very small enclosures, and really don't mind.
     
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    Jumping spiders are teensy and so darn adorable. Also harmless for the most part compared to all the baddies out there.
     
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    That is so cute. If I ever get another Ball Python it is soooo being called Lucille Ball Python in your honor / your wife's honor. Adorable. I used to take my snake around (in a pillow case) on warm days. That snake even went to a recording studio in Oakland, same studio Green Day and I think Rolling Stones have used. He / she also went to book stores though to the apparent horror of customers when they realized it was not a scarf.
     
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    I know! W & B to . . . everything else including spiders and snakes on a plane. Oh and lots of strange posts about treadmills.
     
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    Ohio Monty doesn't get out much.
     
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    LOL - ! You should take him on a picnic. Great conversation starter.
     
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    Yeah, but it can be quite stressful for a snake. Also, the wx has to be very, very warm (like it is right now) for the snake to be comfortable outside, as they are tropical.

    I got a ball python because I promised Mrs. Steingar I wouldn't get a snake that would grow big enough to eat our dogs.
     
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    Wow that is funny. And yes it was in very warm weather up in Sonoma County where it easily reaches the 90s in the summer time.
     
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    What thread has the record for the longest number of pages AND thread creep?
     
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    I know... diggin up an old thread, but I remembered an article that I saved and thought here would be a good place to share it:

     
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    Wow... I've got three in the top 20!
     
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    Hmmm. Cute... In the same way Ed is. If Jake had blue eyes, would he be "stunning?" ;) :rofl:
     
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    No. Only Ed is stunning.

    STUNNING:

    S - Smart A$$ Most Of The Time
    T - Terrible with Selecting Avatars
    U - Unable To Understand That "blimp" Is NOT a Compliment
    N - Never Runs Out Of Wise Cracks
    N - Not Fond Of Pork, Wal-Mart, Alarm Clocks, and Olives
    I - Interesting / Unique Way Of Flying Personal Airplane
    N - Now Finding Out Women Can Play The Game Too
    G - Gonna Regret Ever Starting This Thread

    -OR-

    STUNNING:

    Somehow
    Thinks
    Useless
    Name-Calling and other
    Nonsense
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    Hey,

    Even bad press is press. :D
     
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    Damn braggart.
     
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    With thread creep that occurs (such as in this thread), the OP really shouldn't get much credit, especially if the OP nacroposts to inflate the number.

    It would interesting to see (and very difficult to score) the threads with the most on-topic replies. This thread wouldn't probably wouldn't even begin to qualify.
     
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    The Traumahawk thread seems pretty well on-topic, and its three pages.
     
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    I agree.

    That's like saying the President gets credit (or blame) for the economy.
     
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    So does a thread about can openers count, as long as it stayed on topic?
     
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    That can be changed, you know.
     
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    It would seem to.
     
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    What, is that how this thread is gonna end? With a whimper?
     
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    How can we make it go out with a bang?