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PHOTOS: Family Finds Cocoon Of 'World's Deadliest' Spider Whose Bite Can Give Man Four-Hour Erection (PHOTOS)



A family fear they are sharing their home with the world’s deadliest spider – whose bite causes a four-hour erection before death. Michaela Egan, 24, found a suspicious white spider cocoon on the last banana in the bunch she had bought four days earlier.
She posted a picture of it on Facebook and within minutes had messages suggesting it was a Brazilian wandering spider.
The deadly spiders’ venom can kill a human in just two hours and can also give male victims a painful four-hour erection.Its venom is currently being studied for use in erectile dysfunction treatments.
Full-time mum Michaela immediately put the banana in a sealed bag and took it back to the Tesco Extra in Rainham, Kent, where she bought it from.She was offered a refund and Tesco said it is investigating and has sent the banana off for tests.
According to Guinness World Records Brazilian wandering spiders, particularly the Brazilian huntsman Phoneutria fera, are the most venomous arachnid on the planet.They are known to build their webbed nests on bananas.
The spiders got their name because they are known to wander the jungle floor at night, rather than residing in a lair or maintaining a web.
During the day they hide inside termite mounds, under fallen logs and rocks, and in banana plants.Although the Brazilian wandering spider venom is the most toxic, an effective antivenom is available and few fatalities occur.

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