Bungarus candidus

Malayan Krait – Blue Krait | Bungarus candidus | Highly Toxic Venom

Note – About 50% of all bites from this krait results in human death – even with the administration of antivenin (antivenom). Death is the usual result if no treatment is given. The closely related Bungarus multicinctus is ranked 3rd in the world for the toxicity of venom based on some LD-50 data (terrestrial snakes). Do be careful. [Last updated: 24 February 2020] Bungarus candidus (Malayan Krait or Blue Krait) Thais say: Ngoo tap saming kla, or...

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Malayan Krait – Blue Krait – Venomous – Deadly

[Last Updated: 15 May 2017] Malayan Krait Fact Page > Malayan Krait (Blue Krait) – Venomous and Deadly One of the top 10 most toxic terrestrial venomous snakes in the world resides in Thailand, and it is second behind the Bungarus multicinctus in strength of venom, according to LD50 charts for subcutaneous venom injection (in mice), is the Malayan Krait, also called the Blue Krait (Bungarus candidus). I’ve been looking for one of these snakes in the...

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Herping Southern Thailand – 5 Snakes + 1 Bonus

Last night I got out to go herping with Anders from Denmark and Rupert from the UK. We went to the usual spot, I arrived at 6:20 pm. As I was pulling into the parking lot I saw a small (30cm) bronzeback snake coming across the dirt road. I slowed, stopped and jumped out with a snake bag in my hand, intending on trapping him with it before grabbing him. I hate being bitten by anything –...

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The Deadly Snake Hardest to Identify in Thailand? Krait.

The Malayan Krait (Bungarus candidus), or the Blue Krait as it’s sometimes called, is difficult to identify, and identifying it is essential because their venom is so deadly. Their venom paralyzes the nervous system and causes the muscles of the body to stop. That means the heart and diaphragm. You’ll need to be on a ventilator to stay alive after a krait bite. Maybe the hardest to identify deadly snake that you should be aware of is...

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