Earlier this year, I lost my dog due to poisoning. When I found her
rigor-mortis was barely discernible.
I did a little bit of research, mainly through Google.
Not sure how much applies to reptiles, but in mammals, it very much
depends on the ambient temperature and the first signs normally appear in
the lips at around 1 to 4 hours, the signs then progress throughout the
body as various enzymes etc begin to affect the muscles. Temperature of
the surroundings is the important part of the equation.
Not much specific help I'm afraid but have a try with Google and we'll
hope that some of our more skilled specialists can give you more advice.
On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 01:56:25 +0100, lisa rose <hissssss06@...
> i got a snake in the mail today it was delivered to a vacant lot well
> not delivered but that's where it was on its way to . i just want to
> know how long it takes for rigor mortis to set in cause i think i was
> sent a dead snake . i didnt think it could be so stiff in just 7 hours.
> any one have an idea plsae let me know hissssss06@... thanks lisa
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