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Snakes Metabolism Eating or ingesting food is one of the main characteristics of the animal kingdom Most of these animals metabolize their food at a rapid passe But the metabolism of a snake is much slower then many other animals This is due to one major factor That is the temperature in which their bodies are The metabolism works the same as other animals It is just slower in a snake The metabolism needs to be slower since the snake doesnt eat very often This paper will prove that a snakes metabolism is slow because of 4 different reasons A behavior B evolution C temperature D lifestyle Most animals including humans eat at least once a day If we go longer then about a week we could die of starvation This is because our metabolic rate is fast It burns whatever food we eat to make energy When there is no more food to burn then we need to eat again We do not store food for long periods of time either Snakes on the other hand dont have to eat half as much as we do They can eat about once a month and still be well fed Snakes can even go for a full year without food Of course this wouldnt be very healthy but they would be able to survive The reason snake can do this is because they have a much slower metabolic rate They can store their food for much longer When food is burnedmetabolized it makes heat energy for the organism to live Snakes can get this energy from basking in the sun this is why they can go longer with out food Internet source-houstonrrcom Metabolism in a biochemical sense is burning food in slow motion If you set fire to food you get ash residual carbon salts and metals carbon dioxide water vapor both lost as gasses and a whole lot of
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