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Old February 6th, 2015 #309
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Venom library to store poison from Australia's deadliest creatures

Snakes, blue-ringed octopus, spiders, scorpions and platypus among species to be included in Australia’s first dedicated venom storage facility

Australia’s first comprehensive venom “library” is being created in Melbourne, with the country’s deadly snakes, octopus and spiders set to be drained of their venom and stored in containers.

The Victorian Venom Bank is to be established at Museum Victoria, in a joint initiative between the state government, Melbourne University and the Arthur Rylah Institute.

http://www.theguardian.com/environme...iest-creatures