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Name: Kathryn
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Age: 15
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Date: 1/13/2003


Question:
Do snakes that live in the water molt (ecdysis)?


Replies:
All snakes shed their skins when they grow. This is a little beyond my level of expertise but I believe the term "ecdysis" refers to shedding or casting of a cuticular layer in invertebrates and would not apply to snakes.

J. Elliott


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