funnel-web


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funnel-web

n
(Animals) Austral any large poisonous black spider of the family Dipluridae, constructing funnel-shaped webs
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A RARE funnel-web spider has been found for the first time in Northern Ireland.
Here are my findings: FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER When they bite, the funnelwebs maintain a tight grip on their victim, often biting repeatedly.
Antony revealed there was panic when a deadly funnel-web spider was spotted near the celebs.
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): Venom from funnel-web spiders and tarantulas could be used to kill breast cancer cells, Australian researchers say.
I'mWelsh born and reared and, though I curse lashing rain arm in arm with a whistling wind, while being inconvenienced by them, I also appreciate the fact that they keep my homeland free of the Anopheles mosquito, scorpions, killer snakes, funnel-web spiders, chigger and tumbler flies, to say nothing of nocturnal mosquitonets and barracudas off Barry Island.
Atrax robustus, a funnel-web spider, in Sydney, Australia is particularly aggressive and said to be particularly dangerous to children (page 117).
Philip Spiers told a judge in New South Wales that a venomous Funnel-web spider had bitten him, and the toxic effect of the bite was to blame for his crimes.
Professor Glenn King from the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience has isolated insect-specific neurotoxins from the venom of Australian funnel-web spiders.
Redback and funnel-web spiders, both capable of lethal bites, are often found in close contact with human habitation (eg garden sheds, under outdoor furniture, in gardens) and the potential for bites is consequently high.
And he pointed out the job would have its drawbacks - and not just in terms of Sydney's deadly funnel-web spiders.
Australia's other authorities regard Betfair with the same warmth as they would a funnel-web spider under the toilet seat and have been threatening Tasmania with all sorts of sanctions in an effort to repel the betting exchange and what they see as as the threat to their revenues and racing industries.
Male funnel-web spiders seem to be wafting some kind of knockout gas toward the females they court--a tricky gambit since a laboratory test shows the substance can also knock out the male.