Does anybody know anything about the venom of the Enoplognatha ovata?

bojesse57

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Also known as the candy striped spider. I was wondering if their venom is dangerous to humans or not. I noticed that they are in the same family as the black widow.
 

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Arachnoprince
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This spider, although related to Latrodectus by virtue of being a Theridiid, is by noooooo means toxicologically similar. Steatoda venom is quite similar to Latrodectus in mass spectrometry, and in some of the symptoms it elicits, but I have read nothing suggesting anything like that for Enoplognatha.
 
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