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Posted by eezageeza on 2005-08-20 05:35:00

Did you know that there have been only 26 deaths in Australia from spider bites in the last 100 years?

The "most poisonous spider in the world" the funnel-web spider (sydney funnel-web and the northern funnel-web) has killed thirteen of those people and all of those BEFORE 1981 !

No one has died from these 'lethal' spiders since 1981.

The White-tailed spider has been proven to be be harmless to humans, with verified research showing that a brief and mild itch was recorded on test victims.

Why didn't the poisonous spider poll reflect this, instead of fueling arachnophobia?

If anyone tells you how dangerous spiders are and how quickly they can kill you is talking nonsense. About fourty years ago a child died within fifteen minutes of being bitten due to an allergic reaction - like someone allergic to bee stings or peanuts.

All spiders are venomous, and the Brazillian Wandering Spider and the Australian Funnel Webs are the most poisonous spiders in the world to humans, but compared to snake or fish venom, they are comparatively harmless. Their bites do hurt a lot though, and will make you ill. Antivenom will help completely.

Spiders look scary, especially the 'dangerous' ones. But honestly, they're OK. Worry about snakes or something really poisonous, rather than the over hyped little spiders.

References:

wikipedia. Sydney Funnel-Web Spider. (Internet) Available from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_funnel-web_spider

Spider Myths: Ours are deadlier than yours. (Internet) Available from: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/spidermyth/myths/downunder.html

Posted by xbplayer234 on 2005-09-05 05:26:56

Actually, the thing about the white-tip spider, is a cover up. No, there is MUCH more than a twitch, b/c, there was a victim, who was bitten, who developed necrosis, and her leg was litterally, being slowly digested from the spider venom. And i might not have made my self clear, but the BWS, is infact the most venomous, of the NEW world (which wuld be like the Americas and such)...the BWS is actually known to really CHASE it's victims.

Posted by lowlife456 on 2019-07-25 14:23:35

The best Austrailian spiders are the ones squashed under your Bluntstone boot!