How snakes mate?

Animals!

Moderators: honeev, Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
manjg
Garter
Garter
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:23 am

How snakes mate?

Post by manjg » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:27 am

How snakes mate ? Do they have sex organs?

User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact:

Post by mith » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:03 pm

Of course, have you ever seen birds mate :D?
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr

clarence
Garter
Garter
Posts: 42
Joined: Sun May 01, 2005 2:47 pm
Location: Manila, Philippines
Contact:

Post by clarence » Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:13 pm

In snakes and lizards, males have a pair of intromittent organs called hemipenes, protrusible saclike diverticula at the entrance of the cloaca. During copulation, the retractor muscles of the hemipenes relax, turning the sacs inside out and allowing the flow of semen along a groove into the female's cloaca. Only one hemipenis is inserted in the female's cloaca during copulation.

Clarence
Ideology...is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence. -- Louis Althusser, For Marx

User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)
Contact:

Post by MrMistery » Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:57 pm

I didn't think it would be possible for someone to have a more jargon filled language than me, but you did it clarence. Congratulations :wink:
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter

manjg
Garter
Garter
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:23 am

Thanks for the reply

Post by manjg » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:05 am

Clarence.
I could not get the exact language but the idea to me is very clear.

Thanks

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests