Blowguns, poison darts, and tajem

This interesting short film illustrates the meticulous care that goes into making a poison dart blowgun. The poison mentioned in the video — tajem — is made from latex obtained from the bark of a specific tree. I was not able to find out details about how it acts, but it appears to be cardiotoxic and produce fatal arrhythmias. One source mentions that there are several natural antidotes. Hunting with tajem-tipped poison darts is practiced by the Penan people in Borneo.
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Medical blowgun cardiotoxicity pen an people poison darts Source Type: news