You're stealing my thunder man!Originally posted by Code Monkey
As in scientifically/medically verified, it's the widow. However, in an absolute sense, who knows? The widows are an extremely common spider throughout one of the more heavily populated western continents. As a result it has come into "violent" contact with humans a large number of times, and the effects have been well documented as well as disseminated through the past couple of hundred years.
Conversely, pokies, are not common anywhere except in the spider rooms of a handfull of T enthusiasts and the number of times a human has been bitten by one is minuscule next to the number of human widow bites. If we could get as many people who have been bitten by widows to be bitten by pokies we might find that there are rare deaths as well, and they might even be more frequent. We just don't know and probably never will.
Are you fogeting the Daddy? Daddy long leg(Dont know sci. name) There fangs are to small to bite us. So we dont dieOriginally posted by skadiwolf
i think of the common spiders, funnelwebs are the most venomous, then brown recluse, then black widows.
if the Ts were that venomous, i'm sure you would've heard much, much more about it.
LolOriginally posted by Tamara
and third, that if your cow goes missing you can pull off a DDL's leg, throw it on the ground, and it will point you in the right direction to look.
Hi Matt,Originally posted by MrMatt
It is my understanding that drop for drop Latrodectus sp. have the most potent venom of spiders. It is true there are more deaths from Wandering spiders , or Funnel weavers but take into account the amount of venom they push compared to a widow or redback.
Hi VS,Originally posted by Vayu Son
where does Phoneutria fera rank on that list?