VENOM RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

Venom A-Z O is for Omega Theraphotoxins

Venom A-Z O is for Omega Theraphotoxins – a family of toxins that block calcium channels in the nervous system, causing reversible large muscle relaxation in vertebrates.  Many are also potent insecticides, useful in their role as prey capture tools in tarantulas genera including Grammastola, Hysterocrates, Thrixopelma and Brachypelma.