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Spider Venom Could Yield Eco-Friendly Insecticides

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Blue Mountains funnel-web spider

Milking a Blue Mountains funnel-web spider for venom.

Credit: Professor Graham M. Nicholson, University of Technology, Sydney


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Dr. Glenn King and computer drawing

Dr. Glenn King with a drawing of the three-dimensional structure of a Blue Mountains funnel-web spider neurotoxin.

Credit: Peter Moranus, University of Connecticut


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female Blue Mountains funnel web spider

At 5cm, the female Blue Mountains funnel web spider (Hadronyche versuta) is about the size of a small crab.

Credit: Brianna L. Sollod


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