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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:24 pm

I will keep the quiz running until tonight :D No correct answer as of yet, but both the species have been mentioned! (Just to give it away!) :lol:
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Unread postby Timepilot » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:45 am

Sicariidae Loxosceles Parrami or Speluncarum or Spinulosa or Valida - Violin Spider and,

Sicariidae Sicarius Hahni - Six Eyed Sand Spider

Yuk - I dislike spiders - A LOT

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:28 pm

Still no correct answer :D

The answer is,

Theridiidae-Comb-Footed Spiders,

In which the Black Button Spider(Black Widow) has caused fatalities with is neurotoxic venom.

The other is,

Sicariidae-Six eyed-Crab Spider, which hase caused one fatality with its cytotoxic venom.


NOW, who asks the next question?? :huh:
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Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:56 pm

Interesting RJ. What is your source on this?

Since no one answered correctly, you are ineed IT again! :wink:
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:02 pm

:slap: :slap: :slap:

I knew I should have waited until someone got it!!!

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:12 pm

I need time to think one up!! :big_eyes: :lol:
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Unread postby naturelover » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:10 am

Hi all

I think it is time to get the ball rolling again.

Which snake is responsible for the highest number of fatal bites and why?
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:00 am

You mean fatal ... not just serious?
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Unread postby oddesy » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:18 am

Most number i would say puffadder, but i dont think it causes the most fatal bites :hmz:
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:09 pm

I agree with the above.

Taking an educated guess, I would say that it would be one of the Cobras, that cause the most fatalities.

There it should be either the Snouted Cobra (Bosveldkapel / Naja annulifera) or the Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica / M'fesi / Mosambiekse spoegkobra).

Though the Black Mamba is more venomous, it does not come in to contact with humans as regularly as the cobra species. This is because of different habitat use. The mamba spend much of its time in trees.
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Unread postby naturelover » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:16 pm

I have messed up again. I was looking for the puff adder however both of you are correct in the it accounts for the most bites but not the most bite fatalities so:

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Unread postby oddesy » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:11 pm

you didnt mess up naturelover :D

An easy one :D :
What is the name of a fungi, which has a ''cap'', that is incredibly poisonous and has no antidote. it is the most poisonous of its kind in south africa.
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:29 pm

Would that be the "Death Cup"(Duiwelsbrood) - Amanita phalloides.
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Unread postby oddesy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:29 am

Yip thats right :thumbs_up: well done imberbe your it :clap:
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