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  • Females are double the size of males. They don’t eat males unless no other food is available
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  • Wolf spider females carry their egg sacs with them. When new spiderlings hatch, they can stay with their mother on her back
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Spider Bites

By Anders Nielsen, Ph.d.

Even though this is a less compelling side of the life of venomous spiders, we feel obliged to show some pictures people have sent us showing how their skin has suffered from bites caused by spiders.

Topic: Bird Spider
Most dangerous S.

The physical reaction to a bite from a spider depends on the type and amount of venom injected and the person's sensitivity to the venom. Some people may be unaffected by a bite while others need immediate medical treatment to survive a bite.

Different Sensitivity to Brown Recluse Spider Bite

Different people have different sensitivity to bites from the brown recluse spider and other spiders. The person on the picture below probably had a low sensitivity to the venom of the recluse spider. This photo shows the scar left two years after the bite.

Topic: Spider Videos
Spider Webs

This is how a brown recluse spider bite looks a few years after the bite.

Bite From a Brown Recluse Spider

This wound from a brown recluse spider shows how a small bite may evolve during a few days from the time of the bite.

Topic: Venom
Brown Widow Spiders

Day 1:

day 1, first day after a brown recluse spider bite

Topic: Arachnophobia
Brown Recluse S.

Day 2:

day 2, first day after a brown recluse spider bite

Topic: Worlds Biggest S.
Wolf Spiders

Day 4:

day 4, first day after a brown recluse spider bite

Medical treatment is necessary when bit by a brown recluse spider.

It is necessary to seek medical treatment after a bite from a brown recluse spider. If you are able to catch the spider, it will help the doctor or healthcare practitioner to treat the wound. Hands and legs are the places people are most often bitten. Bacteria may infect the wound, and treatment with antibiotics is mandatory.

Topic: Hobo Spider
Black Widow S.

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Camel Spider
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