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Medic Bob McCarron said: "We had to remove three pythons and two killer funnel-web spiders.
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.
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.
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).
And he pointed out the job would have its drawbacks - and not just in terms of Sydney's deadly funnel-web spiders.
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.
Black Widows, funnel-web spiders, scorpions and were uncovered in Carlow by the National Exotic Animal Sanctuary in recent weeks.
Am now scared of funnel-web spiders, box jellyfish, blue ringed octopus, paralysis ticks and stone fish.
Funnel-web spiders are the most dangerous spiders in the world;