Piperideine alkaloids from the poison gland
of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
The venom distribution system begins with the venom or poison glands
, moving on to the venom-conducting tube or duct through which the venom travels into the venom canal in the fang.
Enlightenment may come from years of dedicated training, a moment of grace, or an infusion of the neurotransmitter 5-MeO-DMT, found in all mammals, many plants, and the poison glands
of a toad.
Ultrastructure of poison glands
of South American frogs: A comparison between Physalaemus albonotatus and Leptodactylus chaquensis (Anura: Leptodactylidae).
The toad's two large poison glands
can kill a predator within 15 minutes of an attempted attack on the toad.
He strongly denied as A"false rumoursA" that the charmers remove the fangs and poison glands
of the snakes.A"If that is true why are there casualties among us?A" he asked.
They have specialized poison glands
in their tails that make them undesirable to most predators.
The toxin from red lionfish poison glands
doesn't taint the meat, he says.
These and many other species of spiders with special cellular adaptations in poison glands
, silk producing glands and other tissues that produce a variety of proteins (Palmer et al.
(also called granular glands) release toxic substances that keep predators away.
The crime scenes are known habitats of otters, he said, and they bite the legs off frogs and toads to avoid contact with poison glands
on their skin.
Biting compresses poison glands
in the reptile's lower jaw.