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Naturalist, Wildlife Lecturer, Cryptozoologist, Author & Broadcaster

Welcome to Dr Venom's Lab - Examine the Truth about Venom! 

 WARNING!

This page contains images that some may find disturbing. Minors and those of a sensitive nature should skip this page!

  On this page I will endeavour to expel certain myths & answer commonly asked questions on VENOM

  

In many venomous animals, such as snakes & lizards, venom is simply a modified form of saliva, the digestive properties of which have evolved more specialized functions. Although the basic purpose of Venom is to either kill or destroy other living organisms.

 

Dr Venom discusses the process of Anti Venom manufacture & its effects  

 

Poison Vs' Venom

The terms poison & venom are often used interchangeably, but they actually have very different meanings; it is the delivery method that distinguishes one from the other.

Poison is absorbed, ingested or inhaled; a poisonous animal can only deliver toxic chemicals if another animal touches or eats it.

Venom, on the other hand, is always injected: Every venomous animal has a mechanism to inject toxins directly into another animal; Pierce with fangs, stab with tails, spike with spurs, slash with spines, or chew with teeth.

For example, toads are usually poisonous while snakes are venomous.

 

 

 Scorpion Telson showing the Venom bulb & Spine (below scorpion venom molecules) 

 

So can you drink venom and not be harmed by it?

Hypothetically Venom is generally not considered to be toxic if swallowed and usually it must be injected into the tissue to take effect; however more research is needed here, so we do NOT recommend drinking venom! 

 

 

 

What are the Effects of Venom?

 Patient suffering from the effects from a bite of a Mole Viper

 

 

victim of a Latastes Viper in Southern Spain (most venomous snake in Spain)  

 

 

Recluse Spiders of the genus Loxosceles produce a Cyto-toxic venom that causes ulceration of the dermal tissue around the bite and occasionally even death 

 

Recluse or Violin Spider bite showing the effects of Necrotizing Arachnidism Syndrome

 

Dr Venom looks at the Necrotizing effects of Deadly Spider Venom's and their Treatments 
 
  

  

This picture was provided by one of my case study patients. It displays highly advanced stages of necrotized tissue and is probably one of the worst cases of Recluse Spider envenomation that I have examined. After several skin grafts and other medical procedures, I am informed that the condition of this patient has not improved, rendering the victim disabled for over a decade.

After following my recommendations of supplementary & natural therapy, there is some improvement.

 

My full analysis of this case and others to be published in my New Venom Guide - coming soon!

 

 

 

Which are the World's Most Deadliest Creatures?

 World's Most Dangerous Spider?

 

 

No. 4  Brown RECLUSE Spider Loxosceles reclusa

   

 

 No. 3  BLACK WIDOW Latrodectus mactans

Produces Neurotoxic Venom - Attacks the nervous & peripheral systems

 

 

No. 2  SYDNEY FUNNEL-WEB Atrax robustus 

 

 

 No. 1  The World's Most Dangerous Spider

The WANDERING SPIDER of Brazil Phoneutria nigriventer 

 

 

Dr Venom examines the 'Killer Running Snake' and its Venomous effects!

 

World's Most Dangerous Snake?

 

  

 However the World's most Venomous creatures live below the waves!

 

 The Taipan is the world's Most Deadly terrestrial land snake, BUT the Sea Snake Hydrophis Belcheri is 100 times more venomous

Making it the most LETHAL snake on the planet!

 

 

However, the Most Deadly Creature on this Planet is a Jelly Fish!  

The Box Jellyfish also known as the Sea Wasp (Pictured in the Background) is the

World's Most Venomous Animal!  

 

 You can Find out more in my New VENOM GUIDE - Coming Soon!