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    Desert Iguana Summary

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    In this article, Mathew Baelor and C. O’Niel Krekorian studied the ability of the Desert Iguana (Dpisosaurus dorsalis) to detect chemical cues of predators via chemoreception. In their experiment, they used the California Kingsnake, which preys on lizards in the wild; therefore, making it an optimal predator stimulus. On the contrary, the researchers used the western shovel-nosed snake, a sympatric species to the California kingsnake, to test the general response of the iguana’s snake chemcials. Unlike the California kingsnake, the western shovel-nosed snake does not feed on lizards and only feeds on arthropods making it an optimal snake control stimulus. (Bealor and Krekorian, 2002). The researchers hypothesized that chemoreception is a salient aspect for the Iguanas in their daily lives to detect chemical cues from potential predators that are either hidden or out of site. Furthermore, they were interested in testing whether the iguanas were able to distinguish the chemical cues of the two, sympatric snake species as well as other pungent chemicals. The iguanas were housed individually in clear polycarbonate cages lined with sand and were exposed to four disparate chemical stimuli: Clean control, spraying distilled water on the sand in the test cage; Pungent control, spraying 1:5 dilution of Old Spice cologne; snake control, a live…

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    Did you know that western diamondback rattlesnake can be found in multiple ranges. for an example they can be found in Arizona,California,New Mexico,Oklahoma,and Texas. What they eat for diet can be Mice, rats, rabbits, gophers, ground dwelling birds, lizards and other small animals. Some of the Diamondbacks predators are Eagles, hawks, roadrunners, kingsnakes, coyote, bobcats, and foxes. the diamondbacks can live up to approximately 15-20 years in captivity. The Diamondbacks live…

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    Did you know the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake can live up to 15-20 years ? The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is found in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Northern Mexico. This Rattlesnake is 3 to 5 feet but some can grow up to 7 feet long. The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake likes its climate to be hot. This particular animal is usually underground. It is almost in snake holes all day. It likes to be near grassy plants, deserts, forest, rocky hill sides, and areas…

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    The heat sensing pits between each nostril can detect different temperatures. So predators that think of this snake as food such as eagles, hawks, roadrunners, kingsnakes, coyote, bobcats, and fox are sometimes detected by the Western Diamondback because the heat given off by one of these animals is detected by this snake because of the heat sensing pits. This helps it determine predator from prey. Some animals don’t look at this snake as food but as danger. So the Western Diamondback…

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    Violations Of Poaching

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    poaching, increased in the Western states. Since rhino horn is made of keratin, the procedure is painless. The International Anti-Poaching Foundation has a structured military-like approach to conservation, employing tactics and technology generally reserved for the modern-day battlefield. In 2013 the Philippines were the first country to destroy their national seized ivory stock. Body parts of wildlife are also in demand for traditional medicine and ceremonies. Popular "medicinal" tiger parts…

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    Animals In Alabama Essay

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    are a lot of unwanted reptile species in the state such as the turtles and snakes. If a turtle was to get into someone’s pond it could be a problem Turtles diet partially consists of small fish, which is also part of the diet of the larger fish that are supposed to be in the pond. Without the small fish, the larger fish cannot grow larger and will not be able to produce more fish. Another type of reptile that is not well liked are snakes. Lots of people do not like snakes because they are…

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    For example, Sharon Olds uses various similes to describe her night. She states, “Love? It was more like dragonflies in the sun, 100 degrees at noon, the ends of their abdomens stuck together, I close my eyes when I remember.” She uses a simile to compare her sexual experience to dragonflies mating. It seems, like, a weird comparison, but it fits the poem perfectly. When dragonflies mate, it 's under the beaming sun and it’s such a fast paced action that it can be seen as being lustful or…

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    Tulsa Zoo Research Paper

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    for Endangered Cats) Western diamondback The Western diamondback (Crotalus atrox) is a species of rattlesnake. It got its name from the diamond-like pattern along its back (Figure 10). They are a pit viper; they have a heat sensor behind their nostrils. These help it to track down prey by sensing heat that is given off. The heat profile can help it identify both predator and prey. It is found in many habitats, including the desert. Other habitats include plains, forests, rocks, and the coast.…

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