• Short Summary

    The fact that the female of the funnel web spider eats the lethal male of the species without ill effects is leading scientists in Sydney on a new path in their search for a neutraliser to the fatal funnel-web venom.

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    The fact that the female of the funnel web spider eats the lethal male of the species without ill effects is leading scientists in Sydney on a new path in their search for a neutraliser to the fatal funnel-web venom. At the Royal North Shore Hospital Institute of Medical Research funnel webs -- already in the laboratory -- will be bred for research later this year.

    Workers handle the deadly female with car. Research will be based in Sydney where most of the human deaths from funnel-web bites have occurred.

    On the male spider there is a spur on each second leg to protect him from the female when they are breeding. The fate of the male suggests the female may produce a neutraliser to his venom.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD69XG1TL8ODK80SNHEEXLNP5Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAD69XG1TL8ODK80SNHEEXLNP5Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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