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Entry  Fri Oct 3 19:38:02 2008, rob, Metaphysics, Environment, The Gatekeeper DSC_0409.JPG
    Reply  Sat Oct 4 07:23:42 2008, Koji, Metaphysics, Environment, The Gatekeeper 
Message ID: 1026     Entry time: Sat Oct 4 07:23:42 2008     In reply to: 1025
Author: Koji 
Type: Metaphysics 
Category: Environment 
Subject: The Gatekeeper 
Hi, this is Koji from Japan.

I am afraid that this is a poisonous spider, Latrodectus hasseltii.
In Japanese word "Seaka-goke-gumo" (red-backed widow spider)

I am not an expert of insects, but this type of spider is getting famous in Japan as they were accidentally imported from South-West asia and Austraria to Japan in recent years, and they settled in certain city areas.

It is said that its neurotoxic venom causes unpleasant results such as shock, pain, and inflammation, even it is not too strong to kill human.

Be careful.


Found this lady outside the door of the 40m lab a few nights ago.
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