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Name: Amy
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Age: 20s
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
Is there an official, scientific term for the cast-off skin of a snake?


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I have always heard them referred to as "sheds," I don't know of any technical name but there may be one.

J. Elliott


http://www.kingsnake.com/sdhs/SHEDDING.html

The term is ecdysis.

Thanks to Vincent C. for the clarification.

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