They are already crawling for you: top 10 creepy Australian killer spiders
Stories about Australian creatures excite the hearts of ardent daredevils around the world: crocodiles, snakes, octopus and jellyfish for the poison which has no antidote.
But today we will talk about the nightmare of any arachnophobe spooky spiders, terrifying in their size or a deadly poison. Or and those and others.
Before traveling to Australia many travelers really are concerned about the ubiquitous spiders which may be encountered not only in nature, but in a private hotel room.
In fact, statistics of deaths from the bites are not so dire. Yes, until the second half of the twentieth century thousands of people died from pocinho poison, but since the invention of the antidote cases are rare.
Almost 17 years it was believed that humanity defeated killer spiders (the last death was registered in 1999) but in April 2016, the spiders took a revenge, having scored another victim.
But it is not necessary to scroll frantically thought to myself "I will never go to Australia", everything is fine. Scientists have developed a cure for the bites of all spiders — the main thing is to seize the opportunity and time to go to the hospital.
By the way, in Australia 10 thousand species of spiders. But we will talk about the most terrible.
This is a typical resident of Australia, the bite of which has little on health. You can feel only a small pain.
However, the behavior of the spider can cause a lot of terror this brave style is rather aggressive and generally considered the most biting spider of the continent.
By the standards of Australia, the size of the spider is rather modest, from 1.5 to 3 see Representatives of this species live in the gardens, weave their webs between trees and hedges, and expect, when insects get stuck in their networks. They are active at night and during the day they hide or hang on the web under the leaves.
They look awful (huge, black and hairy) and grow to 15 cm, it is quite common. In addition, they love to dramatically jump out from behind the curtains, promoting Australian statistics on heart attacks.
If to speak about the nature of spiders, they don't like to bite, preferring to run away. But even if it bites people, their venom is harmless.
Do dangerous spiders-the hunters only in cases when they are hiding in the car under the visor of the driver, and while driving out. The drivers starts to panic, and they react inappropriately to the situation.
By the way, really is a spider in the house, even useful — it's great fights pests and insects.
The spider's venom is potentially dangerous, it poisons the blood and skin. But in reality it bites seldom lead to serious consequences, although such cases were also.
Spider is friendly enough — he has tiny fangs and no desire to bite. Over 20 years of study species, there was not a single serious case of poisoning by the venom of the recluse.
These spiders camouflage their hole and sit at the entrance, and when the victim passes by — dragged her inside.
Their size varies from 1.5 to 3 cm, while females are larger, but males are much more aggressive, if you think that they feel threatened.
They live like wild expanses of Australia, and in the cities. In the case of a bite, man feels little pain, and sometimes nausea, lethargy and malaise.
The spider lives in the South of Australia, from Queensland to Tasmania and on the East and West coasts. And Yes, in the city it can also be met.
Their victims were other spiders. They roam the night in search of the weaker brethren.
In theory, white-tailed spiders are carriers of necrotic venom that destroys flesh. But recent studies have not confirmed this. The only thing that threatens the spider bite local pain.
Huge hairy spiders with the body in the region of 6 cm and a leg span of 16 cm They are also called tarantulas, but for birds they hunt very rarely, mostly victims become tarantulas, lizards, frogs, insects and other spiders.
Live in Australia from four species of these beautiful creatures: Selenocosmia, Selenotholus, Selenotypus, and Phlog iellus. Their venom is not lethal, but pleasant little tarantula bite is very painful because of the huge fangs (about 1 cm), and the effects of possible nausea, vomiting and fever. If the immune system is strong, you can get rid of pain and fright.
Sometimes, however, the tarantula venom is enough to kill a dog. And a little about life expectancy: males decorate the world for about 5 years, and females — as many as 12.
In Australia, eight species of mouse spiders, and they can be found in burrows near rivers and bodies of water. But sometimes they live in the suburbs.
During the studies have reported only one case of severe poisoning with poison of this spider, but to treat their bites and stings should be very cautious and immediately contact the hospital for the antidote.
Spiders are quite peaceful and rarely show aggression. Females and is a big part of my life spend in the burrow, while the males roam in search of a ladies heart. Mouse spiders differ from others in that they are active during the day and don't avoid the heat.
Widows live throughout Australia and even in the cities. They often hide in dry indoor areas: mailboxes, garden sheds or under the seats of toilets.
That's why people regularly fall victim to it. Every year in Australia hospital treated about 2,000 people, and the exact number of victims of bites from black widows and is difficult to measure (local not always consider it something serious and experiencing the bite of the house). But it is worth noting that the last fatal case was registered already in the 50's, to the appearance of the antidote.
More dangerous are the bites of females that reach 1 cm in length (males are even smaller). Nervrological spiders have venom, but because of the small fangs, the poison does not penetrate into the body, and their bites are often ineffective.
If the bite of the Australian widows were accurate and touched the delicate area of the skin (and in the toilet it happens quite often), then there is a strong and persistent pain, lasting from several hours to several days. Also, possible nausea, General malaise and even lethargy.
In Australia about 40 species voronkovich spiders, but only six of them cause severe poisoning. The most dangerous members of the species live in southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
One of the least pleasant voronkovich spiders definitely can be called North wood (4-5 cm in length) and small southern. Their bites can lead to severe intoxication.
The victims of these spiders each year, 30-40 people, but humanity has developed the antidote, which helps to avoid unfortunate consequences. They are most active during the warmer Australian months from November to March. Eat spiders all in a row: from bugs to frogs.
Individual representative of the species Voronovich, who for sure deserved first place in our ranking of Australian creepy spiders.
What is he so famous? The spider has toxic venom, which it produces in large quantities. Thanks to poison spider is the most deadly not only in Australia but in the world.
In addition to venom, the spider has large powerful fangs that can pierce even the toenails. The venom contains Delta atractoscion, which acts directly on the nervous system and can disrupt the functioning of the organs, and the bite of a male at all can kill.
Every sixth bite causes a severe reaction, but since the advent of the antidote in 1981, the situation has improved considerably.
Spider, by the way, is not very big and 1.5 — 3.5 cm. He lives in New South Wales, not only in forests but also in cities. The spiders dig burrows in damp hidden places, and sometimes crawl through the backyard and fall in pools.
They occur infrequently, but when they met are very aggressive.
A nice trip to Australia!
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