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Slota also known as Slotána, Ungwetussa and Ungoldos was a white paste refined from the venom of the lightning spider, a tarantula-sized trapdoor spider named for its lightning-swift hunting strike.It was originally native to cool, temperate deciduous and mixed forests, but was later also bred in captivity, if not truly domesticated.Slota was prepared by extracting the venom of at least a dozen lightning spiders, then allowing it to dry slowly in a warm, dark container (usually an earthenware pot kept near a fireplace). Slota causes slow paralysis (1 day) and death 1-10 days afterwards. The raw venom had the same effects, but was not generally dangerous to humans.Known antidotes were gaifas and the Toad's Glove.


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