Advertisement Arachnoculture, which was the title of a recent magazine published by an AB member, is the keeping, rearing, studying, and reproducing of arachnids. cf: horticulture, herpetoculture, agriculture. Well, according to my calculator, 1.5% breaks down to 1/ 66.7 bites being fatal. That beats the fatality rate from Agkistrodon contortrix "copperhead" pitvipers ( which I dare say you'd avoid being bitten by...) . 13% breaks down to 1/ 7.7 bites causing systemic effects. Those are serious odds. And remember, there is no antivenom to counter-act these stats, unlike Latrodectus which has an age-averaged fatality rate of 4-6% by species, but kills almost no one, due to antivenom. The 1/66.7 stat STANDS as it is, with no modification from treatment options, because there is no antivenom. Thus, the odds of actually dying from L.laeta in a country with good medical care, are actually higher than the odds of dying from an L. mactans bite. Fatality percentages are misleading. Low numbers, even single digit percentages, still represent a very significant risk factor. Turn on your thinking cap: 1% is 1 in a 100. 2% is 1 / 50. 3% is 1 / 33. 4% is 1 /25, and 5% is 1 / 20. Would you take a risk even on a 1 / 50 chance of dying?? I wouldn't! 1 / 66.7 is a higher fatality risk than most diseases we take pains to avoid. And it has less recourse to treatment than most infectious diseases. Bottom line: you need to stop negating the risk to life/ limb from Loxo bites. The bite itself is easy to avoid. But once it has occurred, IT IS SERIOUS. So just take it seriously from the beginning, and stop telling people they "aren't that bad" !! You're on the wrong side of the facts here!