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Big, brown, striped spider

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by technosapien, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. tiff78

    tiff78 Broadlands Resident

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    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    As someone who has lived in Loudoun for 35 years and was no stranger to the outdoors, I have seen 1 Widow in my life. However, it is not uncommon to find occassional large populations of them, especially in southern parts of the state.
    As for the Recluse, for this region I don't believe that there has been 1 instance where anyone has actually had a BR identified by a professional. Again, I am not saying that some do not find there way here, but they are certainly not "established" in our area.

    Not calling you a liar either. :D
     
  3. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    A friend of mine was bitten by a brown recluse (based on the symptoms; the spider was not caught) in a local movie theater a few years ago.
     
  5. T8erman

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    From the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Necrotic Wound Causes
    If you do get a necrotic wound, you and your medical professional should consider many other common causes to be much more probable than a bite from a brown recluse spider. If an arthropod is involved at all, one should first consider all those creatures that seek out mammals for blood meals and may cause necrotic-type wounds. These include mites, fleas, bed bugs, soft ticks, hard ticks, conenose bugs, and kissing bugs (see Pest Notes on Fleas, Bed Bugs, Conenose Bugs, and Lyme Disease in California listed in Suggested Reading). In addition there is a long list of medical conditions and diseases that exhibit necrotic-type wounds. A few of these are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus bacterial infections; lymphomatoid papulosis (a non-Hodgkin’s disease lymphoma); diabetic ulcer; pyoderma gangrenosum; infected herpes simplex; herpes zoster (“shingles”); and Lyme disease.
     
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    Pls take a quick snapshot of your spider if it is still hiding out in you r yard.
    Thanks.
    susanne ortmann
     
  7. tiff78

    tiff78 Broadlands Resident

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    Now you have my husband looking at spiders in the yard! He was looking one up the other night.

    This is creeping me out! I hate spiders. :)
     
  8. technosapien

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    The big, brown one in my front yard hasn't shown up for a photo-op since I saw it last, but the little guy in the backyard (Which is not a brown recluse) did pose for me a few nights ago while on the hunt... soon as I can, I'll get the images off my camera for you.
     
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    OK, here's a picture of the guy in my backyard. The alleged nursery web spider int he front yard still hasn't reappeared for her photo shoot.

    Note, this one from my backyard is not a recluse -- doesn't have the fiddle-shaped spot on her back. She does, however, have a nice set of chompers. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    which soider builds thick webs in the grass?? that freaks me out...
     
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    In my back yard, I think another one of these does. (The one in the pic on page 1 has a "sister" that hangs out on my fence.)
     
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    man i dont know how you go and capture those things
    first of all very fast
    second they are very scary
    i have heard brown recluse are around i dont doubt it
     

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