Australians are now being warned of possible deadly spider outbreak

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    (CBS) – Australians, already reeling from months of devastating bushfires, have been warned they face a potential “bonanza” of “super dangerous” funnel-web spiders. While experts have voiced fears that the bushfires have killed as many as a billion wild animals, and pushed as many as 100 species closer to extinction, the deadly spiders are apparently thriving.

    Australians are now being warned of a possible deadly "spider outbreak"


    Well isn't that lovely now lets worry about getting the crap bit out of us ......Just what these people need.
     
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    ewwwwwwwwww OMG!
     
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    No worries. If they rub a lump of coal on any spider bites they'll be all good.
     
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    One should not count on a lump of coal as an antidote. Once bitten, death can occur within half an hour. There could be a serious shortage of anti-venom. We have to yet verify that Atrax robustus migration happens in March. Post #22 of the Evolution of the Saxophone thread gave the amino acid sequence of the male venom, which can be played as music:

    10 Dec 2018 Atrax robustus Male Venom Amino Acid Sequence
    usmessageboard.com/threads/evolution-of-the-saxophone.713690/page#3post-21362136
     
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    30 Minutes: Northern Tree Funnel Web
     
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    All Australians should count on a lump of coal for everything.

     
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    I thought you guys hated coal.
     
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    We think Australians should rub themselves with it...
     
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    WOW. My GF said that at about 11 pm !
     

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