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1. What can you do to avoid being bitten/stung by a venomous animal?

2. What are the dangerously venomous (potentially fatal) animal species we have in the southwest?

3. What is the difference between venomous species and poisonous species?

4. What are the main types of toxins used in venom, what do they affect, and what are their symptoms?

5. What are the 3 major uses of venom?

6. What are the disadvantages of being venomous?

7. So how is venom, being so valuable and expensive, conserved?

8. Define cryptic versus aposematic coloration.

9. What are Batesian mimics?

10. Define nocturnal, diurnal, and crepuscular.

11. Which scorpion species is dangerously venomous and how do you identify it?

12. Which spider species are dangerously venomous and how do you identify them?

13. How many known venomous species of lizards occur? Name them.

14. How are coral snakes identified?

15. What can you tell about a rattlesnake by counting the segments on its rattle?

16. Name and describe the sense organs of rattlesnakes.