Australia's Worst and Deadliest Spiders and Treatment
Funnel Web Spider
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The Funnel-web spider is Australia's most deadly of all spiders. Both the male and female carry a deadly toxin, although the males believed to carry six times that of the female.
The most dangerous time
The male is at his most dangerous when he searches for a female mate; they can inflict several bites when cornered.
Recorded deaths from these spiders, is conflicting. A Google search suggests between thirteen and eighteen deaths recorded.
Trap Door Spider
The Burrow of a Trapdoor Spider
The name Trapdoor spiders, is given to members of several families of spiders that have parallel fangs. Do not confuse this spider, with the more common Black House spider. These make thick funnel like webs.
Normally the Trapdoor spider is large, hairy, black, grey, or brown; they normally rear up in an aggressive manner if disturbed. Instead of spinning a web, they construct a burrow, which they line with silk. They mainly eat insects. Called trap door because they build a trap door over their nest.
Low risk toxin
If they bite, it will still hurt, although not venomous.
Red Back Spider
Red Back Spider
The red-backed spider has either a red stripe or spots on the middle and rear of his round abdomen. Opposite to birds, the females have the brightest and distinctive red color and the black abdomen. Young ones have a paler or sometimes orange marking.
These spiders, often found in hollow logs, under rocks, or rotten bark. Even like the song says, in your old toilet, or letterbox. The female produce approximately ten-egg sacks, each containing up to 250 eggs.
A mature female's bite can kill a young child and cause serious illness in an adult.
After the development of anti-venom in 1956, no deaths have been recorded since.
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