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    Brown recluse bite= no to lil pain, some days after the bite the area starts to die, may lead to serious infection surgery may be required. in VERY bad cases the venom causes skin/muscle tissue to die in areas far away from the bite site, areas of the upper back seem most common. the bite its self well yah probably never new it actually happened.

    Black widow=generally excuciating pain especially if it was a full bite or multiple bites(which is actually common), as Ozzy said, shouldnt kill a healthy adult as long as they arent allergic to the venom but for a good 12 hours or so you will wish it had killed you. pain is usually immediate, there is generally no doubt as to when you were bit
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    Here's an interesting article on brown recluse spiders

    To make a long story short most brown recluse cases actually aren't brown recluse cases. At least here in CA they aren't.

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    yep thats pretty much what i knew, doesnt go into what a recluse bite does but thats not really WHAT the article was about. i get bit by spiders a few times a year, funny thing is none are while im flipping boards or such. all have been cause i rolled over on one in my sleep in my bed. generally its grass spiders or one that looks kinda like a widow but smaller and either solid black or a really shiny almost metalic brown. generally no pain but itches like hell in a day or two. i fear our ticks more than our widows
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    Go with new-world tarantulas; avoid old-world tarantulas until you're more experienced. I had a Chilean Rose Hair, and I recommend them as starter species too.

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    I've often seen scorpions here in my yard, the bark scorpion, Centruroides exilicauda, said to be the most toxic scorpion in the USA. The most common scorpion in Arizona, the stripe-tailed scorpion, Vaejovis spinigeris, we see these constantly, they only get 3 inches long, and, my favorite, rarely seen, but unmistakable, the giant hairy scorpion, Hadrurus arizonensis, also said to be the largest scorpion in North America - all the ones I've seen were a large 6 inches long, fortunately they are also one of the least dangerous and easily kept scorpions.

    My current icon is a photo of the one I am keeping presently. And here is a better image:



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    Heres a photo of 2 scorps I found in CA. Uroctonus mordax, Northwest forest scorpion. Pure luck, as I had been looking for these for a long time. Then one day we happened to be a little ways from home in the mountains for a few hour picnic type trip these were hidden under the bark on a tree stump.








    Ouch!(don't leave 2 scorps unattended in a little container, even relatively peaceful ones)
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    does anybody have Vinnegaroons?(whip scorpions) i like them alot...
    Alex
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    i would say the top pics are pregnant female(s)
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