Medically Important Spiders and Scorpions

Jonathan explores the covert world of spiders and scorpions focusing on their venomosity and medical importance. Entertaining, thought provoking and fascinating, this journey twists and turns through a maze of hoax emails, misinformation, preconceptions and old wives tales.

Topics

  • Perceptions and misinformation.
  • Why are spiders and scorpion venomous?
  • Why are some scorpions more venomous than others?
  • Medically important spiders (Lifestyles, behaviour, venom, interaction)
  • Medically important scorpions (Lifestyles, behaviour, venom, interaction)

Suitable for

  • Conservation groups.
  • Special interest groups.

Duration

  • 1 hour.