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Can a wasp ingest and use a snake's venom?

Some people claim that if one comes across a dead venomous snake one should always cut of and bury the head as otherwise wasps could reach the venom and add it to their own stinger, for example this ...
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Has a venomous snake ever died from a mouse bite?

Long ago I read that when a mouse was put into a cobra's enclosure to feed it, the mouse ran up to the cobra, bit it, and ran into a corner. The cobra eventually died of an infection since snakes ...
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Are humans and chimps innately afraid of and attracted to reptiles or snakes?

Jordan peterson, a culturally popular psychologist, has made the following biological claim: Human beings and their closest biological relatives, chimpanzees, are innately afraid of and attracted ...
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Are cobras allergic to milk?

In India, there are snake charmers who use cobras in rituals: The main ritual event of Nag Panchami is to offer milk and crystallized sugar to a cobra. As Premlata Vatsyayan writes, “On Nag Panchami ...
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