Snail venom sting in tail of cancer and addiction

Snail venom sting in tail of cancer and addiction

The cone snails are predators of the sea. They capture fish by injecting a venom into the prey that consists of a cocktail of different substances. The single components of the snails' venom, so-called conopeptides, are known for their extraordinary pharmacological properties and potential.

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The cone snails are predators of the sea. They capture fish by injecting a venom into the prey that consists of a cocktail of different substances. The single components of the snails' venom, so-called conopeptides, are known for their extraordinary pharmacological properties and potential.

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Dough cone/snail

Dough cone/snail

The underwater version of a tank, this cone snail boasts an armored shell and enough venom to kill a human. Nearby fish don't stand a chance.   World's Weirdest : Killer Cone Snail on   NatGeoWild

The underwater version of a tank, this cone snail boasts an armored shell and enough venom to kill a human. Nearby fish don't stand a chance. World's Weirdest : Killer Cone Snail on NatGeoWild

Many cone snails have beautiful colorful shells marked with vivid abstract patterns.  Some of the most valuable shells ever came from cone snails–which continue to fascinate conchologists and shell collectors.  Even today divers and beach combers are sometimes overwhelmed by the beauty of cone snails and reach out to grab the lovely creatures.  Hopefully this article has convinced you that doing so is a very bad idea.

Unexpected Deadly Beauty

Many cone snails have beautiful colorful shells marked with vivid abstract patterns. Some of the most valuable shells ever came from cone snails–which continue to fascinate conchologists and shell collectors. Even today divers and beach combers are sometimes overwhelmed by the beauty of cone snails and reach out to grab the lovely creatures. Hopefully this article has convinced you that doing so is a very bad idea.

DEADLY!!!  Marbled cone snail (Conus marmoreus) by shadowshador

Unexpected Deadly Beauty

The shell of the marbled cone snail is a popular sight in beachside souvenir shops, but the living snail is not so popular on the reef where it lives! http://aquaviews.net/explore-the-blue/deadly-beauty-marbled-cone-snail/

Beware the Deadly Beauty of the Marbled Cone Snail

The shell of the marbled cone snail is a popular sight in beachside souvenir shops, but the living snail is not so popular on the reef where it lives! http://aquaviews.net/explore-the-blue/deadly-beauty-marbled-cone-snail/

Killer Cone Snails1/11/2012 You'd think a snail wouldn't be much threat in the sea, but the cone snail proves deadly to unsuspecting fish.

Killer Cone Snails1/11/2012 You'd think a snail wouldn't be much threat in the sea, but the cone snail proves deadly to unsuspecting fish.

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