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redback spider

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(Animals) a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti, having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen
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There are tiger snakes and tiny redback spiders with their blood-coloured warning flash, saltwater crocodiles, brown snakes and deadly fast bowlers called McGrath.
'About 40 000 spider species have been characterised and of these only four families are deadly to humans--they include the funnel-web and redback spiders,' says King.
However, it has been estimated that approximately 2,000 people are bitten each year by redback spiders and up to 30-40 people are bitten each year by funnel-web spiders (7).
Redback spiders were so plump and plentiful they were collected from our neighbourhood by the CSIRO for anti-venom research.
When you arrive at Jim's Camp, the best plan - correction, the only plan - is to surrender to the simple pleasures of life: swimming in the creek, wallowing in the mud pond, eating a freshly barbecued steak or cracking open a cold beer and watching the local wildlife, which ranges from cute parrots and kangaroos to deadly King Brown snakes, Redback spiders and scorpions (it's a good idea to shake your shoes before putting them on).
CONS at Grafton maximum security penitentiary in New South Wales have been caught breeding deadly redback spiders they milked for venom to inject themselves for a high.
The socialite is working on her debut movie role in Australia and is scared witless about the dangerous funnel web and redback spiders.
Female mantids do not dwarf the males the way female redback spiders overshadow their mates.
We thank Bill Breed (University of Adelaide), Christopher Dickman (University of Sydney), Paul Meek (Vertebrate Pest Research Unit, Department of Primary Industries, NSW), Kevin Rowe (Museum Victoria, Melbourne), and Karl Vernes (University of New England) for identifying rodents in the prey of redback spiders based on pictures and videos.
The most commonly found pests in the emirate include mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, bedbugs, ants, non-biting midges, fleas, ticks, redback spiders and rodents.
London, Nov 13 (ANI): A new study by researchers the University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada, has found that female redback spiders kill and eat partners that demand quick sex in place of long-term courtship.
Everywhere you turn, stand or sit there's fangs and teeth ready to render you unconscious, from Redback spiders in garages to funnel web spiders in your house.