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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Here is a series of photos which show the progression of a brown recluse spider bite. Be sure to look at all the photos, unless you don't have the stomach for that sort of thing (they get pretty bad toward the end). My wife had a bite worse than this on her leg. Enjoy!!!  Smokin cool

http://www.insectimage.com/Gallery%2018/day3.html


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21558 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Oh that's just delightful.

Now where do these things live, so that I won't ever go there?



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

Thank you appreciate that.

So at what point should he have lanced the sucker himself?



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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

My dad got pegged by one of those things in his sleep about 20 years ago. Man, those things are nasty...


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1419 times:


Imagine if that weren't his THUMB.

Logan


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Logan: Yeah right, until day 6 or so it would be fun for his wife, afterwards on the other hand.........  Big grin Big grin


Just one question: they took pics until the damage was largely done...does that mean there's no antidote or did the guy refuse to go to the doctor and took pics just for fun?????



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User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Seeing that didnt make my hung over stomach feel better...

User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Back when I was a boy scout they told us before we sat down over the hole in an outhouse to take a crap that we should run a stick around the hole to clear out the spider webs.

They said a brown recluse spider bite on your nutsack could make it fall off.

None of us wanted to find out if they were lying.


User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Now where do these things live, so that I won't ever go there?

Apparently they live mainly in the southcentral US. My wife was bitten in Texas.

Just one question: they took pics until the damage was largely done...does that mean there's no antidote or did the guy refuse to go to the doctor and took pics just for fun?????

That's right, there's no antidote. All you can do is lance & drain the wound, try to keep it clean, and then sit back, watch, and hope the poison hasn't spread too far.



Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6793 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Holy crap!!!! YIKES!

That is absolutely nasty. What is the risk of amputation I wonder?


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21558 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Apparently they live mainly in the southcentral US. My wife was bitten in Texas.

Ok, good. I wasn't planning on going there anytime soon.



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Found one at my house in Colorado once.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Now where do these things live, so that I won't ever go there?

...why, planning on leaving the country?  Laugh out loud


(PS: turn that into a Bush vs Kerry; and I swear I'll find one of these things and put it in yer bed at night)  Angry


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

"...why, planning on leaving the country?"


Only if Bush get re-elected.

Logan

P.S. - read your P.S.


User currently offlineTranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

The worst is actually not the ulceration that occurs. A friend of the family was once bitten by a brown recluse spider. He told us that the venom is actually a powerful neurotoxin. Apparently it can really affect your mental status with effects lingering for years in some cases.

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

"Their bite...generally leads to extreme discomfort." Understatement, I'd say. I was under the impression there was an anti-venom; I'm glad to be informed I was mistaken. Judging by the picture, I believe I squashed a few of these dudes down in TN a while back while preparing my out-garage for expansion. I am fearful of spiders to begin with (see my remarks in the arachnaphobia thread), so they all die when encountered, but I'll take extra caution when returning down south. Thanks for the heads-up; it may save my old ass in the future. Regards..Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineNonrvsmdmf From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Those SOB's are all over Texas. So far we have had several people
at my office get bit this year.

It's a real pain in the butt to shake your clothes, check you shoes,
check your bed before you go to sleep etc. So far I have been
lucky, only two in the shower. One I found behind my towel
when I pulled it off the rack the other on the ceiling.



I did not forget...I just misplaced the thought...
User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

I must have killed 5-6 of those damn things the first night we were in Bolivia. They were wandering all over our room, in the bathroom, etc.

Suffice to say, I don't particularly care for spiders. Had I known that is what they were, I would have done a much more thorough job in my killing spree.

'Wasn't too amused by the scorpions either.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

According to the UCR Spider Research group, those photos above are apparently an exaggeration:

http://spiders.ucr.edu/hyperbole2003.html

Either way, I looked at the spider and it looks freaky as $hit!



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User currently offlinePhxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Just so everybody feels a little bit better about it, here's some facts about the Brown Recluse.
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2061.html

They aren't really as bad as they are made out to be. I haven't seen one here in Baton Rouge yet, although I do have another family of spiders living in my car.


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

other spider bite sites.

http://www.museums.org.za/bio/spiderweb/bites.htm



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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

and the deadliest spider.
http://www.avru.unimelb.edu.au/avruweb/Fws.htm#About%20Funnel%20web%20Spiders



"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

According to the UCR Spider Research group, those photos above are apparently an exaggeration:

Yeah, tell my wife that... Before it began to heal she could stick her whole fist in the bite wound on her leg.

[Edited 2004-09-11 01:18:08]


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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

We get brown recluses in our house in Alabama from time to time. They like dark places, so you'll usually find them hiding in closets or under things (like outhouse seats--no, nobody except museums actually have outhouses in Alabama anymore).

User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

"Even if these photographs are genuine, they create an exaggerated sense of the danger posed by brown recluse spiders. As Phillip Anderson, a Missouri physician who specializes in brown recluse spider bites, explained in an article for the medical journal Missouri Medicine, "Almost all brown recluse spider bites heal nicely in two to three months without medical treatment at all. Also the long-term medical outcome is excellent without treatment." Furthermore, says Anderson, "We are not aware of any verifiable deaths caused by the bite of the North American brown recluse spider." (He noted that several deaths from such wounds "had been reported in medical journals, but none of the reports is convincing.") He also reported that out of "about 1,000 credible recluse spider bites," he was only aware of "about a dozen cases of impressive, sustained hemolysis."
"



2 things are endless: ignorance and space
25 QantasA332 : I hate to say it guys, but that's really nothing compared to what we get down here in Oz...between the white-tailed spider and the funnel web, man oh
26 Post contains links and images Russophile : Even the white-tailed spider is not so bad. It is exactly the same as this brown recluse. http://www.ento.csiro.au/insect_id/spiders/white_tailed_spid
27 Cancidas : oh that's great. now i'm really glad i stomped that one out on the balcony of my dorm at riddle. jeez...
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