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black widow spider

poisonous spider; consumes her mate after mating. [Zoology: NCE, 308]
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Although false widows do have a venomous bite, the venom is not particularly potent and does not have the severe consequences that can occur with black widow spiders.
Molecular evolution of [alpha]-latrotoxin, the exceptionally potent vertebrate neurotoxin in black widow spider venom.
The treatment of black widow spider envenomation involves local wound care, symptomatic treatment that includes benzodiazepine and opioids, and the delivery of the toxin's antidote antivenin to patients that present with systemic findings (8).
Speaking outside the High Court on Thursday, she added that a man at an industry party in the summer had told her she had the nickname the "black widow spider".
A A grey shark B A white Persian cat C A green mamba snake D A black widow spider QUESTION 4 - for 4 points: In which year did Andy Murray win the Wimbledon title?
Experts say house spiders, which can grow up to 12cm long, are particularly large and plentiful this year, and their indoor invasion could be joined by Britain's increasing numbers of false widow spiders, which earned their name because of their resemblance to the much more dangerous black widow spider.
A DEADLY black widow spider which hitched a 5,000-mile transatlantic ride in a Volkswagen camper van to Worcestershire is now secure behind alarmed glass.
I sent a photo of a Black Widow spider caught in my yard in Barbar - that was posted in the GDN about 12 years ago.
The song compares a woman to a Black Widow spider, a poisonous arachnid known for eating its partner after mating with it.
Annie, living alone calls for help to kill a black widow spider in her