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False Widow Spiders

False widow spiders have been spreading quite rapidly across Ireland, and now a team of scientists have compared the power of its venom with that of other Northern European spiders. Dr Michel Dugon, from the Venom Systems Lab in NUI Galway is the...

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13.50 29 Aug 2022


False Widow Spiders


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13.50 29 Aug 2022


False widow spiders have been spreading quite rapidly across Ireland, and now a team of scientists have compared the power of its venom with that of other Northern European spiders. Dr Michel Dugon, from the Venom Systems Lab in NUI Galway is the senior author of the study, joined Sean to explain how the venom is 230 time more poisonous than our domestic eight-legged friends.


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