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This may be nothing but another been there done that dead end promise sort of thing. But I am interested in what you all think of this.


An Ittsy, Bittsy Spider

The venom from a deadly Australian spider offers promise of a new bio-pesticide that kills key insect pests but leaves honey bees unharmed.

The insect-specific Hv1a/GNA fusion protein bio-pesticide is a combination of a natural toxin from the venom of the funnel web spider and snowdrop lectin.

Researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom says feeding acute and chronic doses to honeybees – beyond the levels they would ever experience in the field – had only a very slight effect on the bees’ survival and no measurable effect at all on their learning and memory.
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