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Verified bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata

Vetter, RS and Isbister, GK (2006). Verified bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata. Toxicon,47(7):826-829.

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Title Verified bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata
Author Vetter, RS
Isbister, GK
Journal Name Toxicon
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 47
Issue Number 7
ISSN 0041-0101   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 826
End Page 829
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Pergamon
Field of Research 1115 - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata, are virtually innocuous. The main symptom is minor pain, typically lasting less than 1 h, probably due mostly to mechanical puncture of the skin. However, because the spider has a strong proclivity to bite, has large fangs which it bares when threatened and is commonly mistaken for the medically important brown recluse spider in the United States, documentation of the mild effects of its bites may prevent excessive, unwarranted and possibly harmful treatment. We present information on eight verified bites reported to us as well as eight additional bites recorded in the literature.
Keywords Spider bite
Woodlouse spider
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