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Can you determine the quantity of ingested toxins from insects?
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Two different ways: Either they produce toxins when they grow in food and if this food is ingested you vomit because of the toxin. Some toxins are heat stable and stay in the food even if it is cooked. If there are bacterial spores in the food they can survive cooking and then "hatch" when in you intestines and then produce toxins while they grow. This causes diarrea.
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What does venom do to you?
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How do toxins get into your system?
They can be inhaled, absorbed through the skin, or ingested with food and drink. There is little hope of keeping them out, but the good news is that there are many substances now known to be effective as antitoxidants. There is a chelator called Qivana Qore detox that can rid your blood cells and tissues of heavy metals, free radicals and toxins. It cleanses the digestive tract and prevents the reabsorbtion of toxins. You can order a free sample. Go to www.myqivana.com/dbellefleur
Asked in Australian Plants, Poisons and Toxins
Is Eucalyptus poisonous?
Neither eucalyptus trees nor the eucalyptus oil that can be extracted from the leaves is "poisonous". However, it does contain some toxins which can cause acute gastric problems if ingested. The few animals which feed on eucalyptus leaves, such as koalas, Ringtail possums and Greater gliders, are able to filter out the toxins through their digestive systems.
Why can the caterpillar of the monarch butterfly eat the milkweed plant and be unaffected by the toxin?
The milkweed and the insects that feed on it ( monarchs, milkweed tussocks, milkweed leaf beetles, milkweed longhorns, etc.) have coevolved. All plants have toxins in them to keep from being eaten, but certain species develop immunity to certain toxins, allowing them to feed only on those plants. The evolutionary relationship between plants and the insects that eat them has been likened to an "arms race", in which plants develop toxins to help themselves survive and then the insects develop immunities to allow them to keep feeding. After millions of years of this convolution, very firm insect-host relationships are developed, which is why most insects can only feed on a single host plant or family of host plants. Monarchs have also developed the ability to sequester the Cardiac glycosides in the milkweed to gain the toxicity for themselves. This is a fairly common adaptation in insects.
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Are eucalyptus leaves or bark poisonous?
No. Neither eucalyptus trees nor the eucalyptus oil that can be extracted from the leaves is "poisonous". However, the oil does contain some toxins which can cause acute gastric problems if ingested. The few animals which feed on eucalyptus leaves, such as koalas, Ringtail possums and Greater gliders, are able to filter out the toxins through their digestive systems.