Friday, January 19, 2018


The Togo Starburst Tarantula, whose venom is being used to treat a rare form of epilepsy. Photo: Bastian Rast

Many insects and vipers are used to make medicines.  Can you name some and the afflictions for which they are treatments?

Tarantulas are hairy spiders and very interesting some people (brave!) keep them as pets. National Geographic Kids has an excellent article with a good picture.

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