Brown Recluse Spiders

25 posts / 0 new
Last post

   

   

Stevie
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

When I was a Cub Scout den leader, we studied poisonous snakes and spiders for 4 weeks. I remembering doing research on the Internet collecting pictures for examples and I was so creeped out looking at spiders, I was imagining them crawling on my legs under the desk.

Just so everyone knows what a brown recluse looks like, they range in size (legs included) from a span of a nickel to quarter. They are brown or tan and on their thorax top-side, they have a design that looks like a violin with the violin's neck pointing to the spider's abdomen.

Eeeehhh. I'm feeling sh*t crawl in my leg hair again. I gotta quit. Bye!~

pastoralia
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

These mothers are more poisonous than black widows, I've read. And they cause really hideous wounds when they bite - swollen, discolored, generally repulsive. Y'all should spider-proof your house, because these things are scary. I've never seen one myself and I'm terrified.

Stevie
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

Last year for a week or so, we had a garden spider camp out on the side of our house next to the air conditioner heat exchanges.  I was careful about mowing near her - didn't want to mess up her web.  Dex named her Susan:

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

i used to catch these as a kid and draw there webs some get pretty creative in there designs

Mademoiselle
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

These spiders are very common where I live, but we call them 'fiddle backs'. I have several friends that have been bitten and the first place you go around here is the fire dept.. I know, sounds crazy right, but the fire dept. is able to shock the area of the spider bite to keep the flesh from rotting. After that, just antibiotics in case of any allergic reactions.

tirith
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

When I was much younger, my great uncle was bitten by one. They amputated his leg. This was probably around 95 or 96. I've been afraid of these although I never actually seen one. My girlfriend seen a spider and thought it was a brown recluse, it was brown, but it was pretty tiny, I stepped on it. One more spider experience I had. We had a little diaper trash can, the top opened up by stepping on a pedal. Somehow a really BIG spider got in there. It was alive and all. I can't recall what it was or how it looked exactly, but I went to look in, and was startled because I didnt expect to see a spider that big. It looked to be the size of my hand.

skittles778
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

OMG Bella! My husband was bitten by one of these ugly things and let me tell you it was a chore treating it.  My husband hates doctors and he refused to go when the dumb thing bit him.  It was awful and he took vicodin for the pain.  His arm got really swollen  and i couldnt take it anymore so i went with my old remedy of sea salt and water! After the 2nd day of soaking the puss bubble on his arm literally came out and he had this crater in his arm.  That was enough to scare the crap out of him.  He went to the doctor the very next day and the doctor told him that whatever he used to get rid of the puss bubble of venom worked.  Thank god the venom didnt get into his blood stream and poison him!  So now my husband calls me his "night nurse" lol.

 

.......Cherish today as if it were your last!

bella22
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

That's scary!!! men, they never want help, lol. Sea Salt and water, I'm taking notes....good to know there's an at home remedy just in case. I'm glad your hubby is ok.

 
- One Love
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders
Thank you for the sea salt advice ! I have an old Cajun recipe not only used for spider bites it is used for wasp ,hornets,and bee stings as well ! I use Menthol tobbaco ,neosporin cream and vinigar ( any type will do )! mix it in to a thick paste in a sealed container . It will keep and get stronger ( but i must warn you it will look gross the older it gets )! If it starts to get dried just add a little more vinigar and mix well . When you get stung put a blob on sting and when a spider bites ya do the same ASAP , i must warn you it will burn ( that means it's drawing out the poison ) keep it on and reapply as long as needed ! IF IT'S A BLACK WIDOW OR A RECLUSE APPLY PROMPLY AND SEEK MEDICAL HELP !!!!! GOD BLESS AND STAY SAFE !
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Brown Recluse Spiders

I have been biten by a brow recluse. It was on my upper stomic at the same time the spider was hatching her young and they had biten me also. I was stupid and didnt do anything about the small bites but they went away for the most part. The big one i just sqwezed out the core that had formed, and it started to heal. I still have a big scare there though.

Pages

Add new comment