Advertisement I got bitten by my first T, a rosie about 11 years ago. I handled it alot, we watched TV together on the couch quite often , any rate, our cat jumped on the couch, scared the T (pantera) & it bit me, I'm assuming it was dry, but I may be wrong. It felt like a 4 needle shader (for those tattooed people out there ). It itched for a few hours & never had another problem with the inflicted area. ~AKA Ironically I later inked a emp. scorp over the site where I was bitten, lol. my bad, I forgot to include size. The size of the spider, approx. 4" maybe 4½, been awhile & my memory is a bit hazy.