if anyone i know is ever having a heart attack, i'm chucking my rosie at them! just kidding, but on a more serious note, that is some really great research, i just hope they aren't killing G.roseas for their venom, hopefully they are just getting venom from them, they type of way they do with snakes. because if they are killing the T's then it sucks, alot.
The way we extract venom is by grabing the Tarantula and giving it a low electric shock to the chalicerea and the venom will come out on it's own then we collect the example of venom and we freeze it. The research on venom is cool because it may help lives if we understand the complexity of it to make anti-venom and cure desieses and such.
well any ways have a nice day geo
A Guidebook to Protein Toxins and their use in Cell Biology Edited by Rappuoli & Montecucco This is a collection of articles concerning research in the toxin field. Good section on Grammastola toxins and other spider toxins.