Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Venomous Spider Knowledge

Since we got on the spider topic at work, I thought I would share some helpful information. This link explains the spiders to kill and the spiders to keep -- http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Glade.

One interesting fact, Brown Recluse spiders have 6 eyes, instead of the typical 8 eyes of spiders. And if you live out west, you probably have the Hobo Spider, not the Brown Recluse. The Hobo is definitely a problem spider, just like the Brown Recluse and Black Widow.

File:Black Widow 11-06.jpg

A large Brown Recluse is compared to the size of a penny - and not all have a violin (other spiders can have, too).
File:Brown-recluse-coin-edit.jpg

Hobo Spider
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Since we're talking about spiders, you might want to know about the Wandering Spider of Brazil...it's more venomous than the Black Widow...creepy! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_wandering_spider

Here's what the Wandering Spider looks like:
File:Wandering spider.jpg

1 comment:

CBW said...

You'll appreciate this: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/03/spiders-are-scary-its-okay-to-be-afraid.html