Carlos Víquez

Carlos Víquez Núñez is a prominent Costa Rican arachnologist who was an investigator at the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio) and currently works at the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). He completed his bachelor's and licentiate degrees in Natural Resource Management at the State Distance University. His work focuses on the description of new species and the documentation of arachnid biodiversity in the region. Additionally, he has published numerous articles in recognized scientific journals, standing out for his research on arachnid biodiversity in protected areas.

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    Tarantula bites and the emerging field of venom microbiomics


    The field of venom-microbiomics is not only an opportunity for better medical treatment of venomous animal bites or stings, but also a means to explore a new ecosystem, learn about evolution, and study a microbiota with potential biotechnological applications.