Category Archives: Poison

Poisons in a Texas Plant

  Russian Roulette Japanese style Amazingly, the meat of some puffer fish is considered a delicacy. Called fugu in Japan, it is extremely expensive and only prepared by trained, licensed chefs who know that one bad cut means almost certain … Continue reading

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Lethal Poison-Who Would Have Thought?

  I was reading a murder mystery by an author, Susan Wittig Albert. Relaxing with her book An Unthymely Death and other Garden Mysteries, I became very curious if the toxin mentioned in this story really was a lethal poison. … Continue reading

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Animal, bird adaptations to toxicity

by Mary H. Mills http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/adapt/index.html Cornell University Department of Animal Science I have been amazed at the National Geographic Magazine and the Discovery Channel as well as other programs that report how scientists are closely observing the behavior of animals, … Continue reading

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