Differentiating a snake’s sex

Some snake owners are sometimes curious about the sex of their snakes. Differentiating a snake’s sex is not as easy as it is in other animals. Outwardly, male and female snakes seem to be look alike. Notwithstanding, with a touch of understanding, there are approaches to tell which from which.

#1 Tail Characteristics

Male snakes have a couple of cylinder molded hemipenes (sex organs) that regularly sit within their bodies. They are essentially two little penises that are hidden carefully inside the snake’s tail. Female snakes don’t have them. The hemipenes are found just underneath the cloacal (vent) opening and down along the tail on either side of the snake’s midline. Since these sex organs are not just visible to the eyes on the male snake, they may not be evident to you at first. There are noticeable pieces of information that they are there, however. You have to properly examine the shape and length of the tail to help you obtain the information you require. Male snakes usually have a tail (the part of the snake beginning after the cloacal opening) that is longer and thicker when compared to females. It additionally tapers in an unexpected way: beginning thick and then getting thinner at the tip. Female snakes have a general shorter and thinner tail and this evenly tapers at the tip

#2 Probing

Probing a snake requires embedding a thin metal rod otherwise known as a probe into the cloacal vent of the snake while it is conscious. This extraordinary probe can be embedded further in males since they have a hemipenis on both sides of the vent. The probe will drop further into one of these spaces that goes down further the tip of the tail. In the females, the probe doesn’t go down very far. That is on the grounds that there is no space for it to go when you are coordinating the probe towards the tip of the tail. Females just have little scent gland spaces. Picture two long socks inside the tail of a male snake that open up at the vent of the snake and you are essentially envisioning the hemipenes. The probe will slide down into one of those hemipenes effortlessly if the snake is a male.
  • If it is a female, the probe does not go further than 1-3 scales.
  • If it is a male, the probe can go down as further as 15 scales.
On the probe’s scale, the distinction between the sexes is very sensational. With bigger snakes, the probe is really dropped into to a greater extent a pocket. Probing a snake should just be done in the event that you have somebody to keep your snake still, when you own an averagely sized probe and when you are certain you can do it correctly and carefully. If you are not familiar with this procedure, do not attempt it because you could harm your snake.

#3 Popping Hemipenes

To do this, pressure is solidly but tenderly with a finger on the snake underneath their vent where the hemipenis would turn out. If done appropriately, the hemipenis will effortlessly pop out. This method could cause serious trauma to the snake if not done properly and furthermore, it is recommended to only be done on smaller snakes like the ball python.

Treatment of Poisonous Snake Bite: Mistakes to Avoid

Snakes are often dreaded because of their venomous bites. It can instantly kill its victim after the initial contact. Its fangs are deep and can even rotate, making it easy to inflict deadly wounds to humans. That being said, in the rest of this post, we will look at some of the most common mistakes that should never be committed when treating snake bites. Catch it by best snake trap and best snake chaps Before we start, check out some of the best products to prevent snakes in your homes and gardens, which will make you not too concerned about the treatment of poisonous snake bite. Using best snake bagger will provide you with peace of mind!

Sucking the Venom Out

We all know that venom is what makes the snakes deadly. When they get in the blood system, they can kill cells and disrupt the functions of the body. Your instincts might dictate the first thing that you have to do is to suck the venom out. Yes, it can eliminate the danger, but the problem is that this is not an easy thing to do. Do not do it by mouth as this can only worsen the situation.

Forgetting the Appearance of the Snake

While you might be in a state of panic and paranoia after being bitten by the snake, it is important to have a photographic memory of how the snake looks like. Try to remember as much as possible its color and physical characteristics. The identification of the snake is important to be able to determine the treatment that is appropriate.

Applying a Tourniquet

A lot of people would think that applying a tourniquet will help in treating a poisonous snake bite. However, health experts agree that this obsolete method will not alleviate the threat. Instead, it can only worsen the situation. In 2002, a study has been published at the New England Journal of Medicine, highlighting that tourniquets are ineffective. Instead, the victim should remain calm, the wound should be kept below the heart, and any activity that could cause an increase in heart rate should be avoided.

Applying Ice

If you think that applying ice will restrict the movement of the venom and make you safe from the poison, you are wrong! It is recommended that you do not apply ice or cold compress to the part that has been bitten by the snake. It can only block the circulation of the blood, which can put you in a dangerous situation.

Not Going to the Hospital

After a snake bite and once first aid treatment has been executed, you should not just forget about what happened. Even if you feel fine right there and then, take note that there are some venoms that could take quite a while before the effects can be felt by the body. It will be best to immediately seek medical attention. Identifying the venom and the extent of the problem will be necessary to identify the medical measures that will be executed to keep the victim safe and sound.

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Note on JAT reservation Agitation

JATAm I JAT? Yes I am a JAT and I am really proud of that I belongs to that community. I know what is the real meaning of JAT. We serve on borders just to make sure that a common Indian can sleep well in their homes. We can grow crops even on unfertilized land with our hard work so that every Indian can get food on time. We never leave our friends in between when they need our help. We are fighters, we are brave hearts, we are hard workers, we are soldiers, we are farmers but we are not thieves. Even in town we so called well educated person do not allow any stranger in our home but went to any JAT house in any village even in night they will give you space inside their home, they will offer you food, they will help you in every possible way. Even today's situation if any of your relative stuck in Jam just ask them to go to near by village and stay there. So I am proud of being a JAT. Am I in support of reservation? NO I am not in favor of cast base reservation. But if every cast is benefited with this shit then why not JAT. Second, So should it be based on financial criteria. Yes it should be but first end reservation of all cast and then give it to needed one. Truth of JAT reservation Agitation: It was a peaceful initially but why it turned violent after 5 days? Regular provocation by BJP MP Rajkumar saini. JAT lawyers who were doing peaceful protest were beaten by saini 35 biradari sena. Then they stone JAT leader shri chotu ram statue. After that they were beaten up by JAT student. On the same night students in collage hostels beaten by police so student gathered from all hostels and beat police. On next day when everything was under control then police opened the fire and shoot in head a student. After that it turned violent. I am not in support of any destruction or any violence. But every destruction was not done by JAT but now media is showing that everything is done by JAT. We are not like that what you are thinking. Before coming to any conclusions read the history of JAT and know the truth. Prayer to my JAT brother: Please stop this all and stop them also who are doing destruction in our state and defaming our community. Jai Hind!

Yes, it was worth it

faceWhen I finished my 8th grade at the one room Butcher School and started my 9th grade at University School, close to the IU campus in Bloomington, Indiana, it was a whole new ball game. Up until now, every day at school I spent the whole time in 1 room with 1 teacher. One teacher taught all the subjects. Now, I would be in one room with a teacher teaching 1 subject for about 1 hour, then I would rush around trying to find the next room to spend 1 hour with another teacher teaching a different subject. Sometimes, I was as lost as a goose. In between you had to try to work the combination on your locker to get it open. My 2 favorites were gym class and shop class. During my 4 years in high school, being a country kid going to a city school, I never felt like I ever fit in. One class we were required to take was biology. To me, this class was as boring as watching paint dry. I spent a lot of time daydreaming. I wasn't interested in naming different parts of a plant, or collecting bugs to stick on pins and put in a cigar box. How I got though all this, I have no idea. One time we studied how to identify trees that grew in our area. For the final test, the teacher took us on a field trip in some woods on campus to identify trees. The teacher would go to a tree, and we would walk to him, one at a time, and whisper to him what kind of tree it was. We looked at a lot of trees. When it was over I was the only one that got them all right. The teacher may have thought he had finally taught me something. I didn't tell anyone, but everything I knew about trees, I learned from my dad. This day was important for a couple of reasons. In 4 years of high school I finally got a 100% on a test, and was at the top of my class for for while. The main reason I wanted to graduate high school was, that's what my mom wanted. In 1956, I walked across that stage in the IU Auditorium wearing that silly looking cap and gown and got my paper saying I graduated high school, the look on my mom's face told me I had done good.Yes, it was worth it.

Happy Birthday to Mom!!!

Happy Birthday to the Woman who taught me Responsibility, Integrity, and how to stand on my own two feet. Anna Mae Nichols was born in Harlem, New York and had a heart of gold but was tough as nails. She raised 3 boys (Gregory, Jeffrey and Stephen) in the South Bronx during the hardest times in New York City History. Moving from an abandon building on the Grand Concourse to Patternson Project in the late 1970's she did whatever it took to take care of her 3 boys. In the midst of Gangs, Prostitution, Drug Dealers, and Drug abusers she was determined to see that each of her boys recieved their High Schoold Diplomas and become productive citizens. I will forever be grateful to this woman because she never would let me quit or give up on myself or on my dreams. I remember when I was 19yrs old in Boot Camp and I was having a hard time adjusting and wanted to quit and come back home. After two weeks the Navy finally allowed me to call home and I told her that I was quiting and was tired of those white people telling me what to do. She told me that day.."There was nothing for me to go back for or to". She reminded me that day that she didnt raise "Weak Ass Kids or punks"..lol..4 Real. She told me that day...If I could deal with the street of the South Bronx and Harlem...there was nothing in the world that should be able to stop me. And I have to tell you "She Was 100% Right". Because of Anna Nichols I am the man I am today...I never bowed, feared, or felt less than any man. Thank you Mrs. Annna Mae Nichols....You will never be forgotten! R.I.P Mommy......I love you with all my heart. 10325766_10203905241538512_1280943631689819954_n

No other country is willing to tolerate this particular brand of barbarism.

It gets harder each time to know how to respond to the news that there has been another mass shooting. They are not shocking, not even the slightest bit surprising. There are many wonderful things about America, but there is a terrifying intersection here also in our beliefs about guns and our beliefs about mental illness, in the ways our beliefs are expressed in our laws and in the allocations of our resources, in what we have been taught to value and in what those values cause us to do to one another and to allow to be done in our names. I've been dodging calls all week from Planned Parenthood. I'm a staunch supporter of Planned Parenthood, but I don't want to be asked for money in the wake of the attack on their Colorado facility. Because I do not believe that shooting had much to do with abortion rights. As I do not believe the Dylann Roof shootings had much to do with racism. Mental illness clutches onto this issue or that issue, those who suffer from it develop obsessions that reflect larger cultural tumult and pathology, but those issues are not the issue. I cried tears of relief when James Holmes was spared the death penalty by one hold-out juror. My heart aches for his parents. And for him. My heart aches for all of us living in a country whose politicians are beholden to the NRA, an organization whose mission is to sell more guns, and whose mentally ill, so many unable to afford any treatment at all, wander our streets and the aisles of our gun stores. And today, the news of another shooting. We don't know yet the stories of those pulling the triggers in San Bernadino or the names of their weapons or the names of their victims. But we do know that no other country chooses to live the way we live.

This weeks email from Elder Lisonbee is awesome

"Dear Family, Wow I do not know how to describe how amazing this week has been. To start we were able to go and had four meals we got fed every meal plus one more. It was hard to finish all but was an awesome thanksgiving. We had an amazing turn out this week we went to share with Nick he already started to invite people to listen to our message. He invited his friend named Royce and he really looked up to nick a lot. he already introduced the restoration to him and he was reading it when we walked in the door. They were so opened to learn more. He also invited this lady named Janet to come hear of the message, and she was a recovering alcoholic. We had a bible study we than referred Janet to the sisters and they went to visit her and said they had an amazing lesson with her. When Janet left we really felt like we needed to teach Nick and Royce the law of Chasity and the word of wisdom. He than right after the lesson we made a promise with nick that he would feel more of the happiness that he was already feeling if he made the sacrifice to give up smoking. Nick got rid of his cigarettes right on the spot he didn't even want his lighter he even agreed to give up drinking. He said he would just stick to his herbal tea. He made it a goal to be ready to enter the waters of Baptism in December Nick wanted to be baptized as well. We came back the next day and nick told us it has been hard he was eating a lot of lolly pops to take his mind of smoking. He said it has been weird changing his routine. We introduced the stop smoking work shop to help he said he has quit before he is going to end his addiction. It was a really cool experience to see the great desire Nick has to grow closer to his father in heaven every assignment we have given him he started reading. He has been such a cool example and given up so much so that he can grow closer to our father in heaven. If yall could pray for Nick to help him continue to stay away from his addiction to smoking so he can be baptized in December. It was such a cool experience to see how our Father in Heaven will guide us to his children who are ready to hear of the gospel for he has a plan for all of us. I love my father in heaven so much. I know that as we strive to grow closer to him we will find a happiness greater than we have ever had. I love you guys and pray for nick and Royce so they can overcome and be ready to enter the waters of Baptism. love you guys have an awesome week Elder Lisonbee"

Do local public TV/Radio stations need someone with working html/css/js/web accessibility skills?

Last week I posed a question: do local public TV/Radio stations need someone with working html/css/js/web accessibility skills? The question was deliberately ambiguous, because after all what are "working" skills? (I know someone who still uses tables for page layout.) I wanted to provoke a (respectful) conversation and I still want to do that. So it's only fair to say what I think about this question. I think it depends. A radio station with a staff of four is not going to have a full-time webmaster (outdated as the term may be, you know what I mean). A joint licensee in a top market probably needs to have a digital team with specialized skills including actual developers, if it wants to compete strongly in that market. I frequently look at the SCPR, OPB, and KQED sites and it's clear each has a strong web team with high-level skills. (BTW Tim Olson, nice new responsive home page!) Stations like mine are somewhere in between; we can't afford multiple positions, but most of us have at least one full-time digital staff member with skills that are somewhat wide, but probably not extremely deep. Some of us are better with design, or coding, or managing a CMS, and it shows when you look our websites and apps. I tend to collaborate most effectively with this category, because we can easily learn from each other and improve on our weaknesses together. The iMA has been extremely helpful in this collaboration, and I would love to help build on it however possible. But my concern about webskillz extends beyond online staff. I see a basic lack of digital literacy among our staff and management. They are smart people who are experts in their areas, but the times they are changing fast. I think you can't make good operational decisions about the interweb, let alone strategic ones, without understanding how it works. We should know about the anatomy of a website, especially the one used by our station. We should know how a browser works, how a server works, how a database works, and how they work together to serve content. We should know that a url returns resources, hopefully in a structured and usable form. We should be able to look at a url and know basically what it means. We should know the difference between http and https (and ftp and sftp) and why it matters. We should know something about how web pages and sites can get broken or slow to respond. We should know that every web page has two faces, one for humans and one for machines that crawl the internet. We should know about good metadata practices, and how this now plays into everything. We should know what it takes to author online content, construct views, and build and support web applications. We don't have to know how to do all these things, but we need to know the concepts and language. We should know what an SLA is with a web service provider, and how to protect station interests. This usually requires understanding the nature of the service to be provided. We should know how easy some of this stuff is, and which parts are hard. We should have some appreciation for how fast things are changing, and the need to keep learning. By "we" I mean someone at the local station and it doesn't have to be the web person. If we were to work on expanding our basic online literacy at the local level, we'd be in better shape to talk about the right mix of shared services and local resources. I will not be offended if you argue with any of this. I'm just interested in understanding where we are, and how we can best move forward. Thanks, Jack