Are banana spiders poisonous to humans?

shruti

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Allergic reactions to the Banana spider poison are rare but may cause breathing problems and muscle cramps. If this happens, then medical advice should be sought immediately. Other spiders like Orb-weavers can be useful to people, especially gardeners/ farmers because they kill insects & fruit flies. Banana spider is not much poisonous.

While caution is advisable around any spider, knowing the precise arachnid with which are dealing is vital for safety. The name ‘Banana spider’ refers to three different types of spider’s i.e. Brazilian wandering spider which is poisonous, the Golden silk orb-weavers and the Argiope which is not poisonous. The female normally eats the male after mating.
 
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