4/3/2021: Cyanide and Sigmoria
After this week’s basement fiasco I was happy to receive a box from a good friend with some equally good goodies.
These cf. Sigmoria sp. may look delicious but are capable of creating lethal (at the right dosage) defensive compounds including hydrogen cyanide. If allowed to crawl up and over one’s hands they feel quite safe and not inclined to discharge, but occasionally if handled improperly one does get a whiff of almond-y death.
Unfortunately my group consists of only males, but I should be receiving more with some females in the future.