Poecilotheria Bite Information
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:22 PM
Posted 21 November 2007 - 12:03 PM
a potent cocktail at the ready for any would be threat or attack, more
so than other species. This seems to be the case with the Pokie.
These and the African species pack a nasty bite.
There is LD50 data in the bite and sting area I believe.
Systemic effects and duration of the experience would vary
between different people, but there is information out there.
Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:16 AM
Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:13 AM
WOW Eric... I'm glad you have recovered somewhat. That is one nasty bite man.
See my report on a recent bite from Poecilotheria subfusca... CLICK HERE.
Other reports I have read coincide with what you have experienced.
There is evidence that relates to the severity of the bite, where the bite is on the
body and how much venom was injected. I read somewhere that it is thought
that the males have more potent venom, but am not sure this has been substantiated.
The difficulty and pain with the breathing aspect has me concerned, not sure what
I would have done. Thank you for the data Eric.
Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:00 PM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 05:36 AM
Hope everything gets better very soon.
P.S. my fiance got bit by a P. tigrinawesseli which can be read here.