Advertisement Hello. Maybe this should have been posted in the Myriapods section but since this concerns tarantulas as well I thought I'd post here. I want to find out how similar tarantula venom is to centipede (specifically, Scolopendrid) venom, because I've been bitten by tarantulas before with very mild effects (localised pain, localised swelling; all symptoms disappeared in 24 hours). I haven't been bitten by a centipede, but I do own 4 large centipedes, and I don't want to find out the hard way that I am allergic to their venom. In short, I want to know if tarantula venom is similar to centipede venom; and if it is, then since I have had no allergic reaction to tarantula bites, I shouldn't have an allergic reaction to a centipede bite as well. Thanks in advance.