Subcutaneous Snake Radio Transmitters


The subcutaneous snake radio-transmitters are in! It is things like this that make our jobs exciting.

Matt Allender performed the surgeries with the assistance of Sarah Baker-Wylie and D.b. Wylie soon after our IACUC protocol was approved. So here are some photos of the procedure.

Unfortunately, all three prototypes failed in very different ways. I appreciate that the failure methods were not described in detail by the source, since this way I can come up with all sorts of awesome ways they likely failed.

Like the one on a snake eaten by a komodo dragon. Or the one that melded with the snake’s nervous system, turning it into an intelligent cybernetic snake organism that wiped out a small town in Oklahoma.

Via Michael Dreslik on Facebook.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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