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Acromantula venom

Acromantula venom

Acromantula venom is the highly-prized secretion of the acromantula.

Almost impossible to collect from a living Acromantula, the venom dries out not long after an Acromantula's death, so the venom may fetch as much as 100 Galleons a pint.

Slughorn attends Aragog's funeral in order to harvest the venom from the body (HBP22).

Potions Connection

Unknown but valuable uses.

Commentary

Etymology

Combines the Greek ακρος (acros/acro), meaning "high" and -mantula, from the Latin "tarantula" for "wolf spider."

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"Acromantula Venom" on the Harry Potter Wiki

 

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