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THE BLACK WIDOW

 
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08/26/2009 10:48 AM
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THE BLACK WIDOW
Flemish Environment Minister Joke Schauvliege (Christian democrat) is informing port authorities and doctors about the dangers of the black widow. The very poisonous spider is starting to thrive in Belgium. The minister met with public health experts and says that a plan of action has been prepared to tackle the problem.


The Black Widow, a very poisonous kind of spider, is becoming more common here in Belgium.
ARABEL, the Belgian Arachnology Society, called attention to this fact because a bite from the Black Widow can be deadly.

This is not the first time that specialists have alerted the authorities regarding the black widow, previously thought to have entered Belgium through the ports.

The first known black widow sighting in Belgium was in 1967. During the mid and late 1980s also some black widows were sighted in Ghent ( thought to have entered through the port).

Recently, sightings of the American black widow were reported in Antwerp. The Antwerp Zoo reported that the black widow had been seen in the zoo. Investigation traced the presumed arrival of the spider. They probably came to the continent in old-timer cars. The spiders sometimes hide under the hood or in the wheel housing of old-timers. When they are shipped from the United States to Europe some of them survive.

Belgium has a flourishing old-timers' market and many old-timers from the United States come into the country- through the ports, but also via other countries.

The chance that the spiders will adapt themselves to the Belgian climate and stay here is real, say the experts of the Belgian Arachnology Society. The black widow adapts very easily. They can survive in both warm and cold climates and they can live long without food. Further, they are fairly resistant to chemical treatments.

ARABEL is concerned about the situation and raised the alarm, contacting Minister Schauvliege. The Arachnology Society recommends that the minister keep a stock of an antidote to the poison of the black widow.

The black widow is about 4-5 centimetres big. It is not an aggressive spider but its bite is lethal in 5 percent of the cases. Most fatalities occur when the victim is very young, elderly, or if the person suffers from heart troubles.

An antidote can be administered up to four days after the bite.


Any of you ever been bitten by a black widow?
There were no poisonous spiders in Belgium, and now those ugly motherfuckers are here.

czygyny

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08/26/2009 11:02 AM
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That's too bad they've made their way across the world.

I encounter them on a daily basis on my property...they give me the creeps and I LIKE spiders!

The brown and white juveniles live all over in my gardens, so I always try to wear gloves when working. I had one half grown BW crawling up my leg the other day, and a mature female dropped down on me from the large barn door when I opened it. AUUGHH!

I have come across two small lizards that have been captured and drained of their bodily fluids by black widows, their webs are very strong and resilient, and their venom is potent.

They are shy, though, and bites are uncommon.
Kletos, Eklektos & Pistos
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That's too bad they've made their way across the world.

I encounter them on a daily basis on my property...they give me the creeps and I LIKE spiders!

The brown and white juveniles live all over in my gardens, so I always try to wear gloves when working. I had one half grown BW crawling up my leg the other day, and a mature female dropped down on me from the large barn door when I opened it. AUUGHH!

I have come across two small lizards that have been captured and drained of their bodily fluids by black widows, their webs are very strong and resilient, and their venom is potent.

They are shy, though, and bites are uncommon.
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Thanks for your answer!! hf
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08/28/2009 04:11 PM
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08/28/2009 04:19 PM
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this makes me think of that Alice Cooper song..

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