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funnel-web

Austral any large poisonous black spider of the family Dipluridae, constructing funnel-shaped webs
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The funnel-web is usually found in damp woodland in England and Scotland but lives in caves in Europe.
Dr David Wilson has stockpiled venom from the fangs of up to 10 Fraser Island funnel-webs for the two-year trial.
King chose the funnel-web spider because earlier work carried out by a group at Deakin University had demonstrated the efficacy of funnel-web venom against cotton bollworm, a crop pest known to be resistant to most insecticides.
The funnel-web spider, Agelenopsis aperta, sidesteps this problem.
Museum goers also will learn about four deadly spiders in the exhibit: the brown recluse, black widow, Australian funnel-web spider and tropical wandering spider.
Medic Bob McCarron said: "We had to remove three pythons and two killer funnel-web spiders.
Am now scared of funnel-web spiders, box jellyfish, blue ringed octopus, paralysis ticks and stone fish.
Funnel-web spiders are the most dangerous spiders in the world;
We had to go in with an expert, catalogue all the species and have the potentially lethal ones like the black widow and funnel-web spiders, which can kill you, destroyed.
The funnel-web spider has fangs, which can pierce bone, and its bite can kill a person in two hours.
Black Widow and Sydney Funnel-web spiders, for example, are extremely venomous.