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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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The amniotic egg...ImageJeanniR :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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Thank you Philip! I have learnt a lot on this thread lately :clap: :clap:

How do sea turtles get rid of the salt they absorb from the sea water? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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Nobody?.... :(

I'll try: Sea turtles rely on a specialized gland to rid the body of excess salt ions, because reptilian kidneys can not produce urine with a higher ion concentration than sea water.

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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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Correct Philip :clap: :clap:

Sea turtles absorb a lot of salt from the sea water in which they live. They excrete excess salt from their eyes, so it often looks as though they're crying. :k

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:gflower: Thanks JeanniR. :)

The boomslang (Dispholidus typus), is a poisonous snake, its bite is fatal to humans.
Why can this snake not easily and effectively bite a human?

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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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Because of small venom glands and inefficient fangs? :?

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......... inefficient fangs? :?


I will give it to you because of the above. :)

"The boomslang grows up to 1.3 metres in length and has large, round, bulging eyes. It has a very good eyesight and so manages to catch prey such as chameleons. A poisonous snake, its bite is fatal to humans, the venom being haemotoxic. However, being a rear-fanged snake, it cannot easily and effectively bite a human so deaths are rare".

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That is so interesting Philip, great question!

Do crocodiles yawn when they are tired? :sleep:

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No, they yawn to keep cool

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Ditto :thumbs_up:

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You two are too smart 8) Both correct... Carol, do you have a question for us? :gflower:

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:dance: :dance: will post one a bit later Jeanni

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:dance: :dance: will post one a bit later Jeanni

:hmz: Now don't forget. :gflower:

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