Strike-induced chemosensory searching in venomoid pit vipers at Hogle Zoo

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430100203.abs Six pit vipers with ligated and severed venom ducts were each observed twice. In the no-strike trial a rodent was presented for 3 sec but held (on tongs) out of striking range. The strike trial began with a 3 sec presentation, but the prey item was then moved into striking range, and all […]