Archive for June, 2007

Jacqui milks a funnel web

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Ever wondered how they make the antivenom for funnel web spiders? It involves torturing rabbits and a cute Reptile Park employee by the name of Jacqui Adams-Maher. If you head on over to the ABC Radio article, you can HEAR her milk a spider. I know, you want to SEE it. But unfortunately it was ABC RAdio, not ABC TV that went to see her.

The article talks about how funnel web spiders can’t jump or climb up glass. I can personally attest to that. When Doug Steley and I were doing the photo shoots of the funnel web spiders for this web site, we used glass tanks and various glass setups to both view and manage the spider.