Redback Spider Latrodectus hasselti

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'Redback Spider Latrodectus hasselti'

Redback Spider Latrodectus hasselti

[Public Domain] 1 May 2008 Dylan O'Donnell
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Once considered a highly deadly spider, the medical reality seems dull compared to the public perception of this somewhat toxic arachnid. While certainly painful, and serious, only female bites are potentially dangerous and in many cases healing is rapid and uneventful. In some hundred cases each year however, bite victims are treated with anti-venom.

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