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Spider ID please. #2674620
07/05/19 09:38 PM
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I have found several of these outside but this is the first one I have found inside. it was hanging out in the kitchen sink. I believe it to be a Brown Recluse but I am sure there are more knowledgeable people on here about spiders than me. So am I right or is it something else.. Thanks
ps It's now a dead spider.

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Re: Spider ID please. [Re: adventurer] #2674621
07/05/19 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by adventurer
It's now a dead spider.


In that case......

Harmless!

Re: Spider ID please. [Re: adventurer] #2674622
07/05/19 09:49 PM
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yep, brown recluse

Re: Spider ID please. [Re: forphorty] #2674918
07/06/19 05:39 PM
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Yep, that's the baddest spider in north America , the notorious brown recluse . Avoid getting bit by one of these at all costs , because you will often loose body parts as a result.


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Re: Spider ID please. [Re: adventurer] #2674963
07/06/19 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by adventurer
I have found several of these outside but this is the first one I have found inside. it was hanging out in the kitchen sink. I believe it to be a Brown Recluse but I am sure there are more knowledgeable people on here about spiders than me. So am I right or is it something else.. Thanks
ps It's now a dead spider.



panic

Re: Spider ID please. [Re: adventurer] #2674997
07/06/19 08:39 PM
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That one does appear to be a Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa).

Re: Spider ID please. [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2675008
07/06/19 09:08 PM
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Thanks for confirming my fears panic


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Re: Spider ID please. [Re: adventurer] #2675017
07/06/19 09:34 PM
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Had a basement full of those critters in the mid 60's at my parents house, dad wouldn't let me play with them... ozbbq


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Re: Spider ID please. [Re: Rhinodart] #2675237
07/07/19 03:42 PM
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If you found 1 inside, there is bound to be more. Those spiders are like an alien species, very hard to get rid of once they are established in your house. I had an issue with them in another home we had prior to the current one. We had to tent the house and gas them with Vicon gas. Here are some fun facts:

The females, once impregnated, are pregnant for life, can have 3 broods a season (about 50 offspring per), and don't venture far from their location.
The males are the ones that will travel distances.
They also prefer to eat dead bugs over live.
They can survive a large temperature swings and will slow their metabolism and breathe rate during cold weather (can't gas them below 60 degrees).
They can go 6 months without feeding.
They don't clean themselves like other spiders, so sprays and dust insecticides do not work well on them.
They molt their outer shells .
They like tight spaces, especially wood, like under raised bark, behind insulation, between 2 pieces of wood where there is a small gap.
They have no known predators so if provoked, they will bite.

Re: Spider ID please. [Re: adventurer] #2675248
07/07/19 04:22 PM
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The Doctors were pretty sure I got bit by one on my forehead. Appears it got caught by my Cpap headgear while I was sleeping. My son saw my forehead at said get to the emergency room now. By time I did the swollen bump split and the skin was turning black. It’s been years but I think I got one shot, sab for 10 days, and pills for a week. I still have a divot on my forehead for on it.


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