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Found this spider in my bath this evening, i set a plastic baggie in front of it and scared it from behind and it ran right in. What kind is it?

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It was a Spider Crank...

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IF that is a fiddleback (we call brown recluses "fiddlebacks" around here)  they are not very aggressive, but they can have a nasty bite.  It's usually not fatal, but it causes cells around the area to die. (I can't remember what that's called right now)

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I work around a lot of boxes, which seems to be a favorite hideout of fiddlebacks.  Like I said, the spider is shy.  I probably see 50 of them a day.  I've only been bit once.

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Brown Recluses are the most venomous of North American spiders.  Serious envenomations can leave you permanently injured.  The venom kills tissue.  It can also "poison" the bite site so that even once the bite has stabilized, a skin graft won't take.   Bites can range from little pimple looking bites that won't heal, to serious tissue loss.  Secondary infections are a worry since the bite venom destroys blood cells that fight infection.  There is no antivenin - no antidote.  

Those spiders like closets and shoes.  

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Brown Recluses are the most venomous of North American spiders.  Serious envenomations can leave you permanently injured.  The venom kills tissue.  It can also "poison" the bite site so that even once the bite has stabilized, a skin graft won't take.   Bites can range from little pimple looking bites that won't heal, to serious tissue loss.  Secondary infections are a worry since the bite venom destroys blood cells that fight infection.  There is no antivenin - no antidote.  

Those spiders like closets and shoes.  

i agree....i know a lady that got bit by one,she didn't think anything of it till it was too late.She could put her whole fist inside her left bottom muscle part of her leg.I seriously freaked out when i saw it.They had to take parts of fat and skin to cover that hole back up.

*shivers thinking about it*

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It was a Spider Crank...

river2sea-spider-crank-2.jpg

;D

That would make an excellent advertisement.

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Those can get pretty nasty.  My Industrial Hygiene teacher showed us some pictures of a bite and how it progressed over time.  It started as a small bump then in a week or two the guys whole hand looked like it would fall off.  I think they like any dark place, good thing they aren't very aggressive.

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There are a ton of websites about the Brown Recluse, and two things tend to jump out...

First is many spiders are assumed to be Brown Recluses when they actually are something else - usually harmless...

That pic is not good enough to tell.

Secondly, only 1% of Brown Recluse bites actually turn into anything greater than a mosquito bite... and usually old folks or people with bad immune systems get the rotten wound that everyone is so afraid of...

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doesnt quite look like a brown recluse to me.

but my 9th grade engineering teacher got bit by one on his thumb about 3/4 the way through the school year. he got big while he was in his bed, and boy his hand swelled up sooooooo big it looked like someone stuffed a tennis ball under the skin in his hand. half of his hand was black too. it was very nasty. he said it was the worst pain he has felt.

i always thought that Black Widows were the most venomous spider in North America? i know there are quite a few fatalities from black widows.

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