Talk:Apitoxin

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Why does the bee want one to stop bleeding?[edit]

"stop bleeding": Say if that is because the bee doesn't want you to bleed to death etc. or doesn't want you to see where he stung you or what motivation. Jidanni 16:34, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

  • The bee would want the venom to be anticoagulant so that it flows into its enemies body, so the venom is not bound up in a lump in the skin. I would guess. On the other side, the animal stung would want the venom coagulated to neutralise it. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 00:16, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Why inject a cocktail of pro-algesic AND antiinflammatory agents?[edit]

Interesting point above - why a cocktail of compounds with both pro-algesic and antiinflammatory actions? Is it because the cocktail is designed for a wide range of enemies (other insects, mammals)? many thanks for your comments Thomas 168.224.1.14 (talk) 10:11, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Acidic[edit]

I delete the mention of the toxin being acid because, while it may be true of the natural form, it need not be so in purified forms, and pH is unlikely to be highly significant to what it does. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 00:11, 17 February 2014 (UTC)