Bitis arietans (Viperidae) - Beuteerwerb und Schlingakt

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Bitis arietans (Viperidae) - Beuteerwerb und Schlingakt
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Bitis arietans (Viperidae) - Preying and Swallowing
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E 864
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Silent film
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Film, 16 mm, 197 m ; SW, 18 min

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Puffotter erbeuten Mäuse mittels Giftbiß. Nach dem Biß lassen sie die Beute los, verfolgen sie aber mit Hilfe des Geruchssinns. Die Schlange orientiert sich auf die Schnauze der Beute und beginnt sie zu verschlingen. Mit Zeitdehnung.
At normal speed and in slow motion the film shows mice being caught by juvenile and adult puff adders by poisonous bites. Immediately after biting them, the snakes grasp the small prey until they gulp them down. Larger mice are let loose by young vipers straight after the bite. The puff adders then follow their tracks by the sense of smell. When the prey partly swallowed is too large, it is choked up again. The film goes on to show how a juvenile and an adult puff adder gobble up their prey.
Keywords Viper / Puffotter Puffotter Bitis arietans Schlucken Geruchssinn / Reptilia Giftbiß Nahrungsaufnahme / Reptilia Beuteerwerb / Reptilia prey capture / Reptilia ingestion / Reptilia poisonous bite sense of smell / Reptilia swallowing Bitis arietans puff adder Encyclopaedia Cinematographica

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