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rogue_summers
Jul. 18th, 2003 07:32 am (UTC)
hey,

I was browsng other people's journals and your AOL IM and your bio caught my eye.

Loxosceles reclusa = the brown recluse spider (or whatever you calls it?)
with their cytotoxic rather than neurotoxic venom, causing haemorraging and tissue breakdown...

I am sooo scared of spiders myself...except the small jumping ones.

I've been interested in toxicology as well for a long time, venomous creatures and poisonous plants (hence the name in my email). I'm currently finishing my MSc in Forensic Science, we had a module in Introduction in Forensic Toxicology and I did a presentation on poisonous plants for that.

heh nice to meet you~
floyd_mephit
Jul. 18th, 2003 10:23 am (UTC)
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Nice to meet you too. I'm not exactly a big spider fanatic, but I was interested in the brown recluse a lot about 10 years ago, when I chose that screen-name. You really don't have much to worry about with spiders in the U.S. if you just keep an eye out around the dark and dirty areas. I find toxicology to be a really interesting field (coming from a background in biochemistry), and if you explore it further, I think you really will too.
rogue_summers
Jul. 18th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC)
tell me, sugah~ what's so interesting about the brown recluse? :o

my email name is Bitis gabonica, cos the gaboon viper has the longest fangs of all snakes. and I would guess one of the more dangerous spiders in U.S. would only be Latrodectus mactans because it's so small?

I studied poisonous plant for a while cos my presentation was on using plants as a potential murder weapon...*smiles sweetly* :) it was quite fun to study that, cos I was trying to find other potential sources of leisure drug from other plants. *laughs*

so~...what are the major research interest in toxicology these days? and what's your PhD thesis title? :o

I'm interested in toxicology, but I also likes genetics...I wanted to mix animal and human...say, make a dog grows human arms and legs or something. ;*
(now THAT'S ambitious!)...but I guess that would involves embryology as well~

oh by the way I likes the southern accents heh. ;) I'm in the UK, so my 'accent' is boring, if I even have one.
floyd_mephit
Jul. 21st, 2003 02:00 pm (UTC)
I just liked the way it looked, liked the name, and because it is local to the South.

The Black widow spider really isn't a very dangerous spider; It only rarely bites people, and they usually recover when it does.

If you're really interested in the major interests in toxicology, you should look at the Society of Toxicology or at the International Journal of Toxicology. Or maybe you can check where I work. My dissertation isn't written yet; I haven't reached candidacy. Likely that it will be related to my boss's work, though.

The work you're talking about sounds like chimerism, and though I doubt you'll easily find a lab to do the work in, you can find lots of information about it.

And I guess I like my Southern accent too (although it sometimes sounds more like a New Orleans accent).
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