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dave1001:

absinthius:

The Sydney Funnel-Web Spider (Atrax robustus) is a venomous spider with a bite capable of causing death in humans if left untreated. When threatened or provoked, funnel-web spiders will display aggressive behaviour Wwwby rearing up on their hind legs and displaying their fangs. Funnel-web spider venom contains a compound known as atracotoxin. These spiders typically deliver a full envenomation when they bite, often striking repeatedly. In the case of severe envenoming, the time to onset of symptoms is, on average, 28 minutes. In the final stages of severe envenomation, symptoms include dilation of the pupils, uncontrolled muscle twitching, unconsciousness, elevated intracranial pressure and death.


Arachnophobia…

Wasn’t Shelob based on this spider?

dave1001:

absinthius:

The Sydney Funnel-Web Spider (Atrax robustus) is a venomous spider with a bite capable of causing death in humans if left untreated. When threatened or provoked, funnel-web spiders will display aggressive behaviour Wwwby rearing up on their hind legs and displaying their fangs. Funnel-web spider venom contains a compound known as atracotoxin. These spiders typically deliver a full envenomation when they bite, often striking repeatedly. In the case of severe envenoming, the time to onset of symptoms is, on average, 28 minutes. In the final stages of severe envenomation, symptoms include dilation of the pupils, uncontrolled muscle twitching, unconsciousness, elevated intracranial pressure and death.

Arachnophobia…

Wasn’t Shelob based on this spider?