Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

When some people hear the word ‘spider’, they go into hysterics, others even have arachnophobia. Spiders are present in the mythology of many peoples and treated as dangerous creatures which can possibly be explained by their habit to hide in dark places and come from nowhere. This year people are often bitten by spiders and specialists are very concerned about it. Today we’ll look at the smallest and dangerous predators closer.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

This year doctors of Kazakhstan have already rendered aid to 30 people bitten by the black widow. Everyone was hospitalized with severe and moderate poisoning. Last year only 16 people reported the same from April to October.

Hunters Of The Night

The best medicine in this case is antikarakurt serum made at the Tashkent Bacteriological Institute but the Toxicology Center has no authorization to acquire it. They administer intravenous injections of Novocaine, calcium chloride and magnesium hydrogen sulfate. But the main thing is to make the right diagnosis in time.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

The man was sitting in his garden next to Almaty and felt like something had scratched him on the leg. He did not pay attention to that. But soon sharp pain in the abdomen appeared and headache was developed. He had nausea too. He was taken to the hospital where it was diagnosed that the patient had been bitten by the black widow.

Hunters Of The Night

Spiders seldom bite people, many of them are not capable of cutting human skin. The majority of the species is not dangerous at all. Some of them can bite if they consider themselves in danger. Scientists suppose that the situation in Kazakhstan won’t be improved in future but will get worsened instead.

Hunters Of The Night

Such an epidemics occur every 10-15 years. People saw spiders in the center of the city. But what spiders can be considered dangerous?

Hunters Of The Night

By the word ‘spider’ we actually mean arthropodas including scorpions, camel spiders, etc.

Hunters Of The Night

Spiders eat only alive creatures. They capture their victim and poison it.

Hunters Of The Night

Several types of tarantulas inhabit Kazakhstan. It lives next to lakes and rivers. Its bite is painful but does not lead to death.

Hunters Of The Night

It lives in holes that are 30-40 cm deep and is sensitive to everything that happens on the surface.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Scorpions and alike usually hide from people and don’t try to attack them.

Hunters Of The Night

Black widows live among stones, in the dry garbage and holes inhabited by rodents.

Hunters Of The Night

Harmless agelena spiders are neighbors of black widows. Their webs are located close to each other.

Hunters Of The Night

Black widows can be met in deserts.

Hunters Of The Night

Last year the nest was occupied by the black widow.

Hunters Of The Night

To prevent poison to spread along the human blood a person needs to have a rest. Stay in a cold place, drink as much water as possible. During the first minutes after the bite you need to put one match head to the affected place, light the second match and put its head close to the first match. It hurts but helps. A black widow’s teeth cut the human skin for 1 mm. If you do what has been said the poison will be eliminated. But don’t forget to ask your doctor for help in any case.

Hunters Of The Night

Thousands of spiders came from the eggs.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Female black widows are the most dangerous creatures as male spiders can’t even cut the skin.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Spiders are active at night. The UV lamp can help find scorpions fast.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Scorpions’ bites are very painful and dangerous for those suffering from allergy. But if it bites on the neck or heart area, the consequences will be deplorable.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

The female tarantula goes for a night walk and has dozens of small spiders on her belly.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Caspian camel spiders are very mobile and go hunting mainly at night. Their bites are not painful and leave no consequences.

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Hunters Of The Night

Though some spiders are dangerous, they are still very useful creatures. They destroy harmful insects and are often met by us because they belong to one of the biggest population on our planet. Try not to disturb them and let them live their life.

Location: Almaty

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4 thoughts on “Hunters Of The Night”

  1. Desert camping rules: Move carefully first thing in the morning; go slow and look carefully at everything; look in your shoes before putting them on. Watch your step…

  2. Even better, keep your shoes inside a closed plastic bag at night to prevent spiders and scorpions to get inside your shoes. Same thing for your clothes.

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