Posts Tagged ‘spider’
Is a synthetic spider venom better for all of us?
Researchers have devised a synthetic antidote to a Loxosceles (Brown Recluse species) bite. It promises fewer side effects than existing treatments and reduces the suffering of the animals required to produce it. Synthetic spider venom makes a kinder, safer antidote by Andy Coghlan gives new insight into current research.
I’m constantly amazed at the research being done and the advances in science and applaud the work done by researchers across the world.
A team led by Carlos Chávez-Olórtegui of the Federal University of Mias Gerais in Brazil has developed an alternative. On a side note this is great news as the Brazilian Wandering Spider is from Brazil and is considered one of the deadliest spiders in the world. Arizona Brown or Brown Recluse Spider blog article by ProBest Pest Management.
(Photo Courtesy of Univar?)
Eyeless spider discovered in Laos
Honestly all I can say is better it’s in Laos than my back yard, Creepy Eyeless Spider Discovered in Cave. Spiders are just one of those bugs that most people either hate or dislike so I can understand all the phobia’s out there on this bug.
Scientists figure that there are still 5 million species still waiting to be discovered.Read this “Undiscovered Species – How many are left to find?” I think there is one out there that should have my name on it, what say you?
|Flowering plants (angiosperms)||71,000|
|Ferns and horsetails||15,000|
|Mosses & Liverworts||6,500|
Wednesday Madness – picture guess????
OK this was found in Gilbert, Arizona in a closet – Arizona Brown Spider or Brown Recluse Spider. Now I know spiders travel and can make it to almost any state in the U.S. but generally speaking I think I would have to go with the Arizona Brown Spider (Loxosceles arizonica) not that I’m ever going to get close enough to the spider anyway.
I do think spiders get a bad rap but if they would just stay outside I think most of us would be OK with them.
If you catch something and need to know more about it – bring it by my office or send me a picture 425 W. Guadalupe Road #110, Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-831-9328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Battle to the Death, who shall win?
Thanks to Bryan for passing this along, its not often that you get to witness a fight to the death, who shall win – take a guess (comment) and then watch the pictures.