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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Correct, around 15x more potent. Volume plays an important role though, so even when bit, a healthy grown man is not likely to die (just get quite sick), unlike when a rattlesnake gives you a bite. Leave that untreated and chances are you will not survive.
    The point is this virulent little bastard will put you down quickly. I know of a bite that was serious to have the unfortunate in ICU about 6 hours later. They bite and have the capability kill you fast enough. Do not underestimate them.

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    The Trauma Doctor told me that if you have a bee allergy that you will suffer more from a spider bite. I have a bee allergy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendank View Post
    The point is this virulent little bastard will put you down quickly. I know of a bite that was serious to have the unfortunate in ICU about 6 hours later. They bite and have the capability kill you fast enough. Do not underestimate them.
    Oh I'm not underestimating them, I just think people make a bit too a big a deal of the "dangers" of these. I have never met a single person who has been bitten by one, and I know only one kid I went to school with you was nabbed on the leg by a sack spider which left a large hole, and that's it. Snakes - same thing. Only two people I know who were bit by snakes - one was a snake handler and the other was chowed during feeding time on his shoulder by his 3m python.

    I knew A LOT more people who were killed in car accidents.

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