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Spider Woman

OPB | Nov. 8, 2007 12:30 p.m.

Professor Greta Binford is an arachnologist who collects, breeds and milks the venom from the world’s most dangerous spiders. Nicknamed “Spider Woman,” Binford studies spider venom to help establish evolutionary links between spider species. Follow her and a group of students as they search the woods for calie leptoneta, a Northwest species that has been missing for decades.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Tom Shrider

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