Venoms are collected in a sterile manner under strict laboratory conditions. Snakes bite into a variety of collection receptacles, the venom gland is never massaged and most specimens are caught and extracted from on 14 day cycles. Venoms are normally centrifuged cold, frozen and lyophilized within six hours of extraction. The dried venom is normally packed and stored dark at -20c. Medtoxins stringent processing results in a venom product of the highest quality. Venoms can be pooled or collected from individual specimens and processing can be altered to meet any research needs.