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  • The rattlesnake yielded a much less quantity of white venom, which the doctor assured us was far more active than the yellow lachecis venom.

    I. The Start

  • But the large majority of the species and individuals of dangerous snakes in tropical America are included in the genus lachecis.

    I. The Start

  • The numerous accidents and fatalities continually occurring in Brazil are almost always to be laid to the account of the several species of lachecis and the single species of rattlesnake.

    I. The Start

  • A mussurama in his possession, which had with impunity killed and eaten several rattlesnakes and representatives of the lachecis genus, also killed and ate a venomous coral-snake, but shortly afterward itself died from the effects of the poison.

    I. The Start

  • From the big lachecis came a large quantity of yellow venom, a liquid which speedily crystallized into a number of minute crystals.

    I. The Start

  • He has been able to produce two distinct kinds of anti-venom serum, one to neutralize the virulent poison of the rattlesnakeĀ’s bite, the other to neutralize the poison of the different snakes of the lachecis genus.

    I. The Start

  • It lives exclusively on other snakes, and is completely immune to the poison of the lachecis and rattlesnake groups, which contain all the really dangerous snakes of America.

    I. The Start

  • These poisons are somewhat different and moreover there appear to be some differences between the poisons of the different species of lachecis; in some cases the poison is nearly colorless, and in others, as in that of the jararaca, whose poison I saw, it is yellow.

    I. The Start

  • But against the dark-brown mould of the forest floor on which we found this coral-snake its bright and varied coloration was distinctly revealing; infinitely more so than the duller mottling of the jararaca and other dangerous snakes of the genus lachecis.

    VIII. The River of Doubt

  • He has been able to produce two distinct kinds of anti-venom serum, one to neutralize the virulent poison of the rattlesnake's bite, the other to neutralize the poison of the different snakes of the lachecis genus.

    Through the Brazilian Wilderness

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