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This guy was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider.
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I've done a little research on those myself; to help with my arachnophobia. We have a large population of those in Bedford County Tennessee. Here is a little trivia that I have come across in my research. Brown Recluse Spiders (BRS) are not true arachnids, they only have 6 (six) eyes as opposed to 8 (eight). Also, general insecticides do not kill BRS because unlike most spiders, BRS do not put their feet in their mouths during the cleaning or molting stages. So an active chemical is needed to affectively eradicate them. I recommend Ficam WP (wettable powder). Can be obtain from most farm stores or cooperatives. Be ready to come off the wallet, it is expensive. Worth every penny in my book. Also, a BRS can live up to 3 years without food and water in a state of hibernation. Now that is just plain scary.
Not all bites turn out like this, I have been bitten twice by these things, a Chilean version that was introduced to my area several years back. They don't always go necrotic, which I think is the term used to describe the photoed man above, mine did not thankfully. I did however have to go to the hospital to have the bites looked at at $1000 a pop, no insurance unfortunately.
OMG, that looks really horrible!
I'm so happy that we don't have such dangerous animals here in Germany.