Deadly spiders

Australia, 1951

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Episode number 10 of Series “Wild Life”.
Illustrates and describes several species of spiders, some of which, although appearing most frightening, are quite harmless. The film warns against the poisonous varieties, such as the red-back and the deadly funnel web spiders. The spinneret fangs, poison sacs, and eyes of the funnel web are shown in detail. First aid treatment of a bite by a spider is demonstrated. The film also makes suggestions on how to preserve those species of spiders which are beneficial to man.

Credits

production company

Australian Instructional Films

Duration

00:08:20:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1951

Appears in

Wild Life

Group of items

Wild Life

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

002699

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Beneficial insects

Animals & Wildlife → Dangerous animals - safety measures

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Spiders

Animals & Wildlife → Spiders - Venom

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Safety education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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