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In pictures: ‘Venom – Killer and Cure’

In pictures: ‘Venom – Killer and Cure’
© Harry Taylor / NHM Image Resources

See the terrifying specimens that are ending and saving lives with their secretions at the Natural History Museum. Warning: the exhibition contains images that some may find disturbing (you’re welcome).

Weeve it out! 

 

 

 

 

The lesser weeverfish secretes a potent venom from tiny spikes on its fin. 

 

Stone cold

 

 

 

If he looks smug, it’s probably because this stonefish can kill a human with one sting. 

 

Bat out of hell

 

 

The vampire bat possesses spit that can prolong its victim’s bleeding – all so the sucker can have a sanguine feast. 

 

Green goblin

It might look pretty but the emerald cockroach wasp uses its venom to paralyse and ‘enslave’ cockroaches. 

 

Check out these other little (and not so little) creeps on show!

Burgundy Goliath birdeater

 

 

 

Coastal taipan 

 Velvet ant

 

 Red fire ant

 

 

‘Venom: Killer and Cure’ is on at the Natural History Museum until May 13 2018. £9, £5 concs. 

Check out more unmissable things to do in London this November.

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