Tag Archives: Venomous

Are Brown Widows as Dangerous as Black Widows?

Written by Joe Ballenger As a rule, Widows have pretty nasty venom. I was knocked on my butt for about 3 days after a bite I received from a Southern Widow (Lactrodectus mactans) after mishandling her. These sorts of incidents … Continue reading

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Chemical Warfare and Evolution

Written by Nancy Miorelli Just this week I had the unique opportunity to give a joint presentation with Jon Perry from Stated Clearly. Jon and I worked for several months together, in combination with a team of other scientists and … Continue reading

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Will That Bug Hurt Me?

Written by Nancy Miorelli We have to get something out of the way first. A lotĀ of people use the word “poisonous” to mean “It hurt me more than just a bite and I could probably die”. However, “Poisonous” and “Venomous” … Continue reading

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