Br Homeopath J 1999; 88(01): 2-6
DOI: 10.1054/homp.1999.0246
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The toxicology of the Latrodectus hasselti spider — the Australian red back spider

MS Bonnet
Avon Prior, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT, UK
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Publication Date:
09 June 2018 (online)


The zoology and behaviour of Latrodectus hasselti, the Australian red back spider is described. The symptoms of envenomation are discussed; the most prominent symptom is pain of various types in the head, abdomen and limbs.