Venom Archive

  • Shrill Carder Bee Facts   The distinctively hued Shrill Carder Bee is a rather small species of bumblebee. In fact, this insect is one of the smallest of all known […]

    Shrill Carder Bee

    Shrill Carder Bee Facts   The distinctively hued Shrill Carder Bee is a rather small species of bumblebee. In fact, this insect is one of the smallest of all known […]

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  • Vietnamese Centipede Principle Facts   The Vietnamese Centipede is actually highly venomous! Their toxin is not generally considered life threatening under normal circumstances, however. Yet, the venom CAN generate extreme pain. This […]

    Vietnamese Centipede

    Vietnamese Centipede Principle Facts   The Vietnamese Centipede is actually highly venomous! Their toxin is not generally considered life threatening under normal circumstances, however. Yet, the venom CAN generate extreme pain. This […]

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  •   The Green Lynx Spider is a fascinating species. First, it displays a trait which is rare among spiders. It also possesses one that makes it unique. I suppose it makes other spiders “green” with […]

    Green Lynx Spider

      The Green Lynx Spider is a fascinating species. First, it displays a trait which is rare among spiders. It also possesses one that makes it unique. I suppose it makes other spiders “green” with […]

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  •   The Tailless Whip Scorpion refers to any of the 155 known species of arachnids within their order. Many have referred to them as “the stuff of nightmares!” As a […]

    Tailless Whip Scorpion

      The Tailless Whip Scorpion refers to any of the 155 known species of arachnids within their order. Many have referred to them as “the stuff of nightmares!” As a […]

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  •   The Cownose Ray is an interesting species of eagle ray. Now THERE is a name that creates a mental image! They are also one of the smallest species of […]

    Cownose Ray

      The Cownose Ray is an interesting species of eagle ray. Now THERE is a name that creates a mental image! They are also one of the smallest species of […]

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  •   Happy Face Spider is the common English name for the Theridion grallator. In the native Hawaiian language, it is (honestly!) called the nananana makaki’i. This translates LITERALLY as: “face-painted […]

    Happy Face Spider

      Happy Face Spider is the common English name for the Theridion grallator. In the native Hawaiian language, it is (honestly!) called the nananana makaki’i. This translates LITERALLY as: “face-painted […]

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  •     The Gooty Sapphire Tarantula (what a name!) is a true “gem” among arachnids. Sadly, they are also rare, with the IUCN listing them as extremely threatened. The name […]

    Gooty Sapphire Tarantula

        The Gooty Sapphire Tarantula (what a name!) is a true “gem” among arachnids. Sadly, they are also rare, with the IUCN listing them as extremely threatened. The name […]

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  •   The Black Banded Sea Krait (now THERE is a mouthful!) is a dangerous species of sea snake. Fortunately, they are typically timid in nature, unless provoked. Unlike all other […]

    Black Banded Sea Krait

      The Black Banded Sea Krait (now THERE is a mouthful!) is a dangerous species of sea snake. Fortunately, they are typically timid in nature, unless provoked. Unlike all other […]

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  •   The aptly named Sweat Bee (ugh…what’s in a name?) derives its name from its tendency to be attracted to the salt that is secreted in human perspiration. So when […]

    Sweat Bee

      The aptly named Sweat Bee (ugh…what’s in a name?) derives its name from its tendency to be attracted to the salt that is secreted in human perspiration. So when […]

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  •   A new species of highly venomous snake, called the Kimberly Deathadder (descriptive!) has been discovered. It was found in Australia (wow…imagine that!). This animal has been known in its […]

    Kimberly Deathadder

      A new species of highly venomous snake, called the Kimberly Deathadder (descriptive!) has been discovered. It was found in Australia (wow…imagine that!). This animal has been known in its […]

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  •   Given its color and shape, the Olive Sea Snake may remind you of an olive branch, but it’s not one you want to extend out to anyone! They are […]

    Olive Sea Snake

      Given its color and shape, the Olive Sea Snake may remind you of an olive branch, but it’s not one you want to extend out to anyone! They are […]

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  •   What a terrifying creature the newly discovered Yosemite Cave Pseudoscorpion is! Despite their fierce appearance, they are (thankfully!) harmless to humans. This arachnid is quite diminutive in size. In […]

    Yosemite Cave Pseudoscorpion

      What a terrifying creature the newly discovered Yosemite Cave Pseudoscorpion is! Despite their fierce appearance, they are (thankfully!) harmless to humans. This arachnid is quite diminutive in size. In […]

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  •   For someone with arachnophobia, the sheer size and appearance of the Carolina Wolf Spider can be the source of nightmares! Trust me; I know this firsthand! This is the […]

    Carolina Wolf Spider

      For someone with arachnophobia, the sheer size and appearance of the Carolina Wolf Spider can be the source of nightmares! Trust me; I know this firsthand! This is the […]

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  •    The Lesser Brown Scorpion is an arachnid species endemic to a pantropical range. The species has now been unintentionally introduced to several Hawaiian Islands. They typically prefer to inhabit […]

    Lesser Brown Scorpion

       The Lesser Brown Scorpion is an arachnid species endemic to a pantropical range. The species has now been unintentionally introduced to several Hawaiian Islands. They typically prefer to inhabit […]

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  •   Spider Tailed Viper is the common name for a species of reptile possessing one of the most remarkable evolutionary adaptations in the entire animal kingdom. The tail of this […]

    Spider Tailed Viper

      Spider Tailed Viper is the common name for a species of reptile possessing one of the most remarkable evolutionary adaptations in the entire animal kingdom. The tail of this […]

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