Venom yield of the North American coral snake and its clinical significance.

@article{Fix1980VenomYO,
  title={Venom yield of the North American coral snake and its clinical significance.},
  author={James D. Fix},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1980},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={737-8}
}
The dry venom yields of 14 North American coral snakes were measured and correlated to the length of the individual snake. There exists a positive linear correlation between the length of the snake and the amount of dried venom elaborated. The results of this experiment show that the North American coral snake is capable of injecting far more venom than has been previously reported in the literature. A large coral snake can produce 20 mg of dried venom, which is equal to approximately four or… CONTINUE READING

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