Milking a spider

That’s new. Milking a spider means that you put the spider to sleep using carbon dioxyde and then put it on its back. From there on you jolt its fangs with some electricity and it will spew out venom. a ton of venom which you can collect.

Not a great sight, but milking spiders is actually useful as the biologists will use that venom to prepare anti-venom that can be used when humans get bitten by spiders.

In the video from above, Dr. Greta Binford, a researcher at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, extracts venom from a sleeping spider’s fangs and also explains how she does it with care. No spiders were harmed during this process.

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