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The Loxosceles Reclusa, more commonly known as the Brown Recluse. Although there are thousands of different types of spiders, nearly everyone knows this name (also known as Fiddle Back Spider). They are the spider that leaves horror stories wherever they go. Let’s put some of those stories to rest.
It is difficult to distinguish between a Brown Recluse web and any other spider’s web. Their webs tend to be all over the place and very unorganized. They are hunters and they don’t use their web to catch prey, they venture out and catch it themselves. Their webs are usually found near the ground, if you do find one.
Brown Recluse Life Cycle
When it comes to mating, the female requires her male counterpart to impress her before they mate. The male can do this in an assortment of ways. If the female accepts him, they mate and she makes 1-5 egg sacs, each one carrying 30-300 eggs. It takes 12 months before the newborns reach full adulthood.
Brown Recluse Poison
The venom of a this spider is very toxic, even more so than rattle snake venom. Don’t let that scare you into living in a bubble though, the amount of venom that is introduced into our blood stream after a bite is minimal. Take a look at our symptoms page to see what a Brown Recluses bite is really like.
To learn more about the symptoms associated with a Brown Recluse Spider bite, click here.