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First Aid Courses – White Tailed Spider

White-Tailed Spiders Danger level: Medium Recent studies show the venom of the White-tailed spider causes no major danger to humans and is limited to mild local pain. Distribution: Natural and urban areas across Southern Australia, from Southern Queensland to Tasmania and from east to west coast of Australia. Identification: Whit-ish tip at end of abdomen…
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First Aid Courses – Trap Door Spiders

Trap Door Spiders Danger Level: Medium Only causes minor symptoms such as localised pain, but sometimes nauseas, lethargy and malaise. Trap Door Spider bites are similar to a funnel-web spider bite and is therefore treated with the same precaution. Distribution: Throughout Australia in natural and urban environments. Identification: 1.5 to 3 cm long Females are…
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First Aid Courses – Mouse Spider

Mouse Spider Danger Level: Medium There are 8 species of the Mouse spider all found in and around Australia. Only one case of severe envenomation has been reported in Australia. Funnel-Web Spider anti-venom is found to be effective on a Mouse Spider bite as the two bites are similar and are treated with the same…
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First Aid Courses – Redback Spider

Redback Spider Danger Level: High May be life-threatening to a child, but is rarely serious for an adult. There are approximately 2000 recorded redback spider bites each year, and about 250 receive anti-venom. No deaths have been recorded since anti-venom was introduced in the 1950s. The main symptom of a redback spider bite is severe…
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