ARTICLES RELATING TO SPIDERS

KZN Museum scientist discovers new spider species

2019-02-19 16:06

A 15cm-long spider with orange hair and blue-green feet that was found in Angola has been confirmed as a new species among the horned baboon spiders, thanks to a soft “horn” to devour its prey, rather than a hard horn common to this genus.

Call the swat team! Cops descend on home after man is heard screaming murder… at spider

2019-01-02 13:00

Police in Australia have confirmed that they dispatched multiple officers to a home in response to an emergency call that turned out to be a man shouting at a spider.

Spider venom may hold key to new painkillers

2015-03-04 11:55

Scientists seek to disrupt the pain pathway when searching for potential new pain medicines, and compounds in spider venom may do just that.

Dangerous spiders and more

2014-06-26 10:50

A collection of tips for parents on creepy crawlies, dangerous dogs and furry friends.

Spider toxin the future of anti-venom vaccines

2013-05-09 08:37

An engineered spider toxin could be the future of anti-venom vaccines.

 

Spiders and spider bites in South Africa: What parents need to know

2019-02-05 14:31

Do you know how to spot a potentially dangerous spider? Learn about South Africa's venomous spiders and what to do when your child gets bitten.

SA tarantula collectors are competing in an all-out international spider war over YouTube

2018-12-07 06:13

It’s the largest fang-off in the world, with 64 spider hobbyists and their pet tarantulas competing to be the best – and the videos are amazing.

Along came a spider... and caused a huge recall

2014-08-27 15:59

Suzuki claims spiders can clog a fuel vapour hose in its Kizashi sedan and has recalled 19 000 of them. Find out how big a problem arachnids can be!

Cararachnophobia: Another Mazda recall

2014-04-08 10:11

Itsy bitsy spiders are climbing up Mazda fuel tanks again. Mazda US recalled thousands of cars three years ago to cure an arachnid problem. Now the creepies are back...

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