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#344805 - 11/11/10 10:26 AM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: dgoods]
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Originally Posted By: dgoods
i was bitten by either hobo spiders or yellow sac spiders, which have cytotoxic venom and create the same sort of 8-week swelling/pussing/healing time. So... not necessarily a brown recluse, but certainly not fun, either!


Thanks for your input, dgoods.

Actually I never saw the spider that bit me so it's only identified by process of best guess. I actually "dreamed" that something was crawling on my face as I slept. I swiped at it and it got me good. It left only a small wound in the morning. It's been 7 weeks and there is still a button-sized hard lump under the skin.

Allen

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#346256 - 11/25/10 03:27 PM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: pufferfish]
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Originally Posted By: dgoods
i believe i was bitten by either hobo spiders or yellow sac spiders, which have cytotoxic venom and create the same sort of 8-week swelling/pussing/healing time. So... not necessarily a brown recluse, but certainly not fun, either!


I've never been bitten by a hobo.

Here is a magnification of spider fangs. Presumably they were left in my skin as a trophy.



Allen

really puffed fish

ps Get this:









Edited by pufferfish (11/25/10 03:52 PM)

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#349147 - 12/27/10 07:38 PM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: pufferfish]
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Spider bite progress:

Still a tiny bit of swelling. Someone commented yesterday on the "purple spot under my eye". I didn't realize it was still discolored. This is over 3 months from the bite. I didn't lose any flesh (brown recluse bites sometimes will cause flesh to necrotize and peel away). Yep' no face lost.

So why did I get a yearly spider bite? They must become aggressive as they sense the season changing?

BTW
Here's a spider tat for you. It's not a real spider, it's a tattoo.



Allen


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#349152 - 12/27/10 10:29 PM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: pufferfish]
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eeeeeewww. So real looking. Glad it isn't around me!


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#364885 - 06/24/11 11:59 PM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: GeorgeMartin]
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I discovered that they (brown recluse presumably) had made a nest again in my mail box. It was a little bundle of silken threads. I didn't mess around. I sprayed it good!!!! smirk

There are lots of them around my house. I sprayed a bunch in the basement this evening. eek

Allen




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#364932 - 06/26/11 01:24 AM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: pufferfish]
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#364933 - 06/26/11 01:26 AM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: pufferfish]
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#364973 - 06/26/11 07:15 PM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: mrwhiskers]
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The spiders never warn before biting. Especially the one that bit me while I was asleep. I still have a small swelling there.

I ordered a book on spiders in my geographic area. It says that they don't bite unless you get into their nest. I beg to differ with that. The one that got on my hand as I took my mail out of my mail box was being aggressive. Also the one that bit me during the night was not in her nest. I don't sleep in a spider web! sick

Whiskers, I suppose it has affected my security while sleeping and at other times.

Allen


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#364974 - 06/26/11 07:55 PM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: pufferfish]
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#364981 - 06/26/11 09:26 PM Re: Pufferfish bitten by a brown female [Re: mrwhiskers]
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Whiskers: I know of other people who have this deep fear of spiders. I have supposed that as infants they had a fearful experience with a spider which they don't even remember.

I have a love-hate relationship there. I'm terribly fascinated by spiders but my fear of them has increased. Only a few of them are dangerous. Unfortunately the dangerous one is fairly common around dark basement areas in older homes in the southeastern United States. Some of the spiders, like the ones which make such magnificent webs, are extremely fascinating. They are horribly scary but not at all dangerous. The orb-weaver spiders. (Charlotte's Web).

I once caught a tarantula by the leg. I used tweezers, not my fingers. The tarantula simply escaped leaving me holding its leg in my tweezers. They have the ability to do this.
(The tarantula is technically not a spider).

What really scares me: People who remind me of people who abused me. Such as that nameless chef on TV.

Allen





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