Strange Lactation Species Diversity: The Story of the "Milk Snake"
Local to the Nogales Lactation Museum is, of course, the Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum, a species of king snake. There are several interesting facts to ponder here. First of all, it is important to note that there are 24 types of milk snake though, misleadingly, only 23 actually lactate. Also, as the greater species name indicates, it is a “king” snake which is the first clue that it is the males, not the females, of the species that lactate. The lactating glands are lo
Almond Milk: Did You Know That Almonds Lactate?
Almond Milk: Did You Know that Almonds Lactate? Yes, it is true. And it is obvious. Generally, the wind and humidity have lead the vast majority of the human population to falsely believe that almonds and other nuts and seeds do not lactate. We, at the Nogales Lactation Museum, are proud to boast that our own board member and research scientist, Dylan Edwards, M.D., Ph.D. happened to be a mere graduate student when he noticed the faintest hint of a milky substance glistening
Interspecies Woodland Lactation: A Walk to Remember
“One day, I was walking through the woods in Northern Maine when I heard the noise of a woodpecker. It was continuous so I didn’t think anything of it. Simultaneously, I heard the loud and panicky squeak of what was clearly a rodent. That too was continuous. The tapping sound of the woodpecker stopped and then, suddenly, so did the squeaking. I looked towards where the sounds had been coming from and what I saw was the strangest thing imaginable! The woodpecker was flying tow