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This method of collecting venom of rattlesnakes is used at the San Antonio station of the Antivenin Institute of America, under personal instruction of Dr. Afriano do Amarai:
The stick used in snaring a rattlesnake is a wooden whip stock with an Ideal paper fastener number 1 in the end, with the forked end out, sunk in a slit an inch deep and wired in place. Two leather shoe laces are tied together to make a strap 5 feet long; one end is fastened to the end of the stick and is passed through the paper fastener, and a loop is pulled out and passed over the snake's head and is shaken until it stops behind the head. Figure 1 was taken while rattlesnakes were being collected in this manner; Dr. Afriano do Amaral is in the background. When the snare cannot be used, the snake is pinned to the ground, the fork of the paper fastener being used.
Crimmins ML. COLLECTING RATTLESNAKE VENOM TO BE USED IN MAKING ANTIVENIN SERUM. JAMA. 1926;87(20):1645. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680200002012a
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