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What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

King Cobra
19
16%
Sea Taipan
14
12%
Land Taipan
29
25%
Death adder
4
3%
Black Mamba
43
36%
Viper
7
6%
Pygmee
0
No votes
Diamond Back
2
2%
 
Total votes : 118

Postby siddhant » Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:44 am

victor wrote:Hey, here is the fact about poisonous snakes that I'd heard from Rob Bredl in 'Killer instinct' TV show.. :lol:
Land Taipan/desert Taipan poison is the fastest killer. They coagulate our erythrocytes.
2nd-----Eastern Brown
3rd-----Black Mamba
4th-----sea snakes
5th-----Death Adder/tiger snake
6th-----Sea Taipan

That's what I heard..





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i'm a reptile expert and the most poisonous snake is the olive sea snake and the most poisonous land snake is the inland taipan.
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Postby victor » Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:00 pm

Wow...reptile expert..nice to meet you..I also interested in reptiles whether from their morphology, physiology and behavior... :D
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:07 am

victor: Ensure to join KSH (Herpetology Study Club) in our faculty. I used to be one of the members from the first generation ;) Unfortunately, after graduation I have no much time to follow their activities. My lab cries when I am not around :) yeah I am thelabsitter :lol:
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:23 pm

Yeap, reptiles are nice. in many ways one of the cornerstones of vertebrae evolution. But i could never leave my little plasmids for some snakes 8)
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Postby presto » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:36 pm

Hi all,

Was having a bit of a browse and I came across this discussion, here is what I found, it is about The Fierce Snake:

Also called the Western or inland taipan or the small-scaled snake, this snake produces the most toxic venom of any snake world-wide.
Although its supposed range is limited to a small area of western Queensland, there have been historical reports of the snake well outside this area, including northern New South Wales and as far as northern South Australia, and the true current range is unknown. Little is known about this snake in the wild. It feeds on rats, and may live in their burrows. Despite the name, it is not known to be more aggressive than any other snake.
Similar in body shape to the coastal taipan, the head may be black, and faint banding may be visible, especially towards the tail. The average length is around 1.7m, and the maximum recorded size is 1.93m. Clutches of 9-12 eggs are produced, and incubate for about 66 days.

Now, if the question was "which snake is the most aggressive?" then it may be a different snake. But from my understanding, the Fierce Snake, or Inland Taipan is the most venemous.

Hope this helps.
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Postby victor » Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:34 pm

Dr.Stein wrote:Ensure to join KSH (Herpetology Study Club) in our faculty. I used to be one of the members from the first generation ;) Unfortunately, after graduation I have no much time to follow their activities. My lab cries when I am not around :) yeah I am thelabsitter :lol:


Yup, I've decided to join Herpetology and Entomology clubs. In herpetology, I can learn about toxicology and in the Entomology club, I can learn about paracytes and viruses that are Arbo (arthropod-borne).. :lol:
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Postby 123Herpatology » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:42 am

The Inland Taipan is the "deadliest" snake in the world, calculating the highest percentage of bite:death ratio's, but it has been made clear to me through a highly reputable source (aka animal plant/steve Irwin) that the olive sea snake has most potent venom :o
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Postby aussie » Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:20 pm

The Fierce Snake is by far the most venomous land snake on Earth. With an LD50 of 0.01 mg/kg, it is about 50 times as venomous as a Cobra and 950 times as venomous as a Diamond Rattlesnake. The venom yield of a single bite is high enough to kill about 250,000 mice, or 100 men.

The Coastal Taipan is the third most venomous snake on Earth and the biggest venomous snake of Australia.

The Coastal Taipan is regarded as the most dangerous snake in the world. It is not the most venomous, doesn't have the biggest fangs, its bites do not yield the most venom, it isn't the fastest, and isn't the most aggressive, but it does score relatively high in all these areas. These facts combined make it the most dangerous snake on Earth.

The danger posed by the Coastal Taipan was brought to Australian public awareness in 1950, when young herpetologist Kevin Budden was fatally bitten in capturing the first specimen available for antivenin research.

There also exists an Australian snake called a "Keelback" or "Freshwater Snake" that is, externally, almost identical to the Taipan; however, it is completely devoid of venom, and is no more harmful than a garter snake. It has likely evolved and survived by imitating its deadly cousin.
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Postby victor » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:56 am

Hey, did you take it from Wikipedia?? because the sentences are the same as I read them...thanks for the info.. :D
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Postby Lona » Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:01 pm

Hi Victor,

found this site when looking for information on snakes in Yogya area.
I moved from solo to Yogya, and live now in hillds in pleret..
Not used to snakes..and honestly bit scared ..looking for information on snakes living in my area, behaviour, info on how to detect them, and learn kids to become aware..how to catch them if inside my house..and if there are any snake catchers in yogy aarea?

hope to hear from you !
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Postby victor » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:38 pm

Hm, I also still filing the file of poisonous snakes now because I've joined Herpetology club-serpentes. I'll look for it, or you can go to our base at Herpetology Study Club in Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. Outsiders always welcome to this base.. :lol:
For the snakes' datas, I'll inform you after the filing process has finished.. :D
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Postby Carolynparsons » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:18 pm

Has anyone met my mother-in-law, LOL

I would rank dangerous by there not being a cure working. The Malayan Krait (Bungarus candidus ), Southeast Asia and Indonesia. 50% of the bites from this snake are fatal even with the use of antivenin treatment.
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