„Beware, poisonous!“ is a professionally popular publication that accompanied the exhibition of the Natural History Museum, which, apart from the cultural one, has wider social significance and practical application.
The exhibition „Beware, poisonous!“ is another unusual exhibition of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, which presented the phenomenon of poison from nature as a unique phenomenon in the living world. The exhibition presented poisonous species of mushrooms, plants and animals (insects, centipedes, spiders, scorpions, amphibians, reptiles, mammals) and described poisons from nature, their role, purpose and importance.
The elements of the exhibition that are described in the publication, along with many illustrations, include rarely exhibited and unusual exhibits in the form of herbal, taxidermy and liquid preparations and molds of poisonous plants, animals and mushrooms, and a special attraction of the exhibition was the segment with exposed live exhibits of exotic scorpions and spiders.
The publication also contains offered knowledge about the composition, action of the poison, measures of prevention and protection against intoxication, as well as advice on how to behave in case of contact with the poison of a jellyfish, spider, snake, scorpion, stingray, and even a mosquito.