Pseudocerastes Persicus Snake Venom | Persian Horned Viper Venom:
Pseudocerastes Persicus Snake Venom | Persian Horned Viper Venom is extracted from a snake called Pseudocerastes Persicus.
More details about Pseudocerastes Persicus Snake Venom | Persian Horned Viper Venom:
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|Packaging||In vacuum sealed glass vials, in secured parcel.|
Pseudocerastes persicus venom exhibits strong hemorrhagic activity typical of most vipers. No antivenom is available for bites from this species, although it is reported that a polyvalent antiserum does offer some protection.
|Common Name(s)||Persian horned viper, False horned viper, Persian horned desert viper, Eye-horned viper
About Pseudocerastes Persicus Snake:
The Persian horned viper (Pseudocerastes persicus) is a species of venomous vipers endemic to the Middle East and Asia.
The head is broad, flat, distinct from the neck and covered with small, imbricate scales.
The snout is short and rounded. The nostrils are positioned dorsolaterally and have valves. The nasal scale is unbroken. The rostral scale is small and wide.
The species name comes from where it is most usually found, Persia (present-day Iran), and the hornlike structures above its eyes.
Pseudocerastes persicus is found in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, northern Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and throughout Mesopotamia.
The type locality is listed as “Perse” (= Persia).
This species likes sandy (but not sand dune) or basalt and limestone rock desert and hill country, usually with some vegetation. It tends to avoid areas of human habitation.
These snakes are generally rather slow-moving and may employ various methods of locomotion, including sidewinding, serpentine, and rectilinear.
They are also terrestrial and almost totally nocturnal, only being seen during the day or early evening during colder periods.
It is not particularly aggressive, but will hiss loudly when disturbed. It is not capable of sinking into the sand vertically like Cerastes.
These feed mainly on lizards, small mammals, mice and occasionally small birds and arthropods, but will also eat dead food.
It is oviparous, and sexually mature females lay 11-21 eggs. When produced, these already contain well-developed embryos, each of which can be as much as 8.5 cm (3.3 in) in total length.
As a result, they hatch after only 30–32 days at 31 °C and then measure 14.0 to 16.2 cm (5.5 to 6.4 in) in total length. They do well in captivity and are relatively easy to breed.
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