March 23, 2010

Pure Evil

Brown recluse spiders belong to a group of spiders commonly known as violin spiders or fiddlebacks. This is because of a characteristic fiddle-shaped pattern they have on their head region. The spider is golden brown with the fiddle being dark brown or black. This spider is not hairy and the fiddle pattern is often shiny. They are about 1/4 to 3/4 inch long.



The severity of a bite may vary. The symptoms may vary from no harm at all to a reaction that is very severe. Often there is a systemic reaction within 24-36 hours characterized by restlessness, fever, chills, nausea, weakness, and joint pain. Where the bite occurs there is often tissue death and skin is sloughed off. In some severe cases, a wound may develop that lasts several months.


5 comments:

Blueberry said...

spider closeups. my daily case of the willies.

LimesNow said...

Truly a beast not very beautiful.

Kirk Jusko said...

Did Peter Parker take those pictures?

prof. grewbeard said...

lots of these here in Texas, better check your boots before you put 'em on in the morning!...

a rose is a rose said...

lemmy? NO ONE likes you (for this)