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Baby king and milk snakes are very fragile could be extremely snappy and defensive. They could also defecate on you and release a particularly sharp odor of musk. This originates from the glands of the snake. However they may shortly get used to you if you re able to handle them for twenty minutes or so every day. This in turn will seriously slash the defensive actions against you. Actually some will become so cosy in your grasp that they may happily coil up in your hands and sit there. Most though won t be content to sit still and will move through your hands. Some king and milk snakes care enough about themselves to bite and these bites may in truth bleed because their teeth are needle sharp. However the bites won t be unpleasant to an adult. They don t seem to be a toxic snake though some can bear a resemblance to the infamous coral snake whose bite can be deadly.
If you are going to buy and sell these bottles even semi-seriously the price of annual dues for the Association is well worth the money. Lactose It is the principal and typical carbohydrate of milk known as milk sugar. Glucose galactose and other sugars such as oligosaccharides are also present in traces. Lactose exists in true solution in milk. It is a disaccharide composed of two molecules of monosacharides; glucose and galactose. Lactose is readily fermented by the lactic acid fermenting bacteria producing lactic acid and has significance in milk and milk products. It exists in two isomeric forms designated as α and β forms of which the β form is more soluble than the alpha form in water. Lactose content of cow milk is 4.9 percent. The lactose content of milk is inversely proportional to the ash content of the milk.
You can find some good information regarding how to identify reproductions along with some pictures of known reproductions from various online sources. If you are interested in learning more about these bottles there are two books currently available that provide some excellent information about how they were made and used along with some basic pricing information. The book are titled "Udderly Beautiful" and "Udderly Splendid" by John Tutton. Both give some rarity and pricing information but because of the large number of bottles produced they don t cover even a small fraction of the bottles produced. Both can be found for sale on either eBay Amazon or in some antique shops. Other sources of information are The National Association Of Milk Bottle Collectors and the individual web sites many of their members maintain.