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Please help, Phoneutria or very aggressive tropical spider infestation in my home

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by Beef queen, Sep 19, 2018.

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    incorrect.
     
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  2. Geb Arachnia Whitney

    Geb Arachnia Whitney Arachnoknight Active Member

    Spiders are parasites?! I've never read a more ridiculous statement in my life. They are anything BUT. Wasps are parasites, mosquitoes are parasites, tapeworms are parasites, Figs are the product of parasitic wasps, if you wish to contribute to arachnoboards then please don't demonize spiders here. Not here. Go on Facebook and do that. We are spider ENTHUSIASTS. We do not condone the demonizing of any arachnid. Facts here, not fallacies.
     
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  3. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    [QUOTE="Beef queen, post: 2836861, member: 132264]
    But spiders are too , they in the same class as ticks .
    I was in school for parasitologist before I got sick .[/QUOTE]

    ...you do realize that just because spiders and ticks are arachnids doesn’t mean that spiders are parasites. I don’t think the school you went to is very credible if they’re telling you that. Not trying to be rude, just correcting any misconceptions.
     
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  4. Spiders are active/ambush predators. They hunt by attacking a prey item, digging their fangs in, and injecting a dosage of venom which kills/paralyzes the prey item. No single spider is a parasite. They have no anatomical structures that would suggest that.
     
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  5. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    By that logic, one could just as easily say that butterflies are parasites because they are in the same class as mosquitoes - or that squirrels and bunnies are vicious predators because they are in the same class as tigers and killer whales.

    If you think spiders are parasites, you may need to review what "parasite" means. A parasite lives in or on another living organism. While there are some parasitoids (like the larvae of braconid wasps) that will eventually kill their hosts, it is in the best interest of the parasite or parasitoid for the host to live as long as possible, thereby providing maximum benefit. If the host dies before the organism is done with that stage of its life, the parasite/parasitoid either dies with it or has to find another host. Spiders are predators - as are lions, sharks, and any number of other creatures that kill and eat their prey. Being predatory is completely different than being parasitic.
     
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  6. Let us not forget that bananas, in fact, are omnivores. We share 50% of our genes with 'em, must be troo.
     
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  7. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Please stop listening to information from people who have little to no knowledge of spiders. That’s the issue which is making you think you have deadly spiders in your house that are biting you. I also have a feeling you are not reading what we are saying. I mentioned earlier that the only medically significant (harmful to humans) spider species which lives in Canada is the black widow, and not even all of Canada. Brown recluse spiders or any recluse spider are not native to Canada. Thanks, @Greasylake.
     
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  8. Beef queen

    Beef queen Arachnopeon

    That’s why I came to you guys , and yes I felt pretty foolish after panicking but I was pulling weeds when I got the bite on my hand. So I freaked out as it was a fairly nasty bite that burned itched and blistered . I saw the spider , I killed it by accident pulling weeds . So I’m sorry. You guys were right but that’s why I came here to find out .
    I’ll send a pic of what I think my neighbor says is a recluse and even I heard about those and doubted that it was that .
    I gotta try n take a good one .
    Do all spiders molt skins ?
     
  9. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    Yes all of them
     
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  10. Beef queen

    Beef queen Arachnopeon

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    AD56A426-73A4-441C-8212-94409603D0CE.jpeg That is what I think my neighbor is talking about .
    I’ll post another pic of a different kind but may be a orb again but small , this is mabe the orbs again? I like taking photos of them , they are interesting.
     

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  11. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    Not fluent with true spider types, but yea, that is a species of orb weaver which are competent harmless.
     
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  12. Beef queen

    Beef queen Arachnopeon

    This is what I think my neighbor calls recluse but even I doubted that .

    Yes , I even did not think it was but you are absolutely right , I asked some people and showed the photos and they told me all these things and panic and felt a bit rediculious afterwards, I wasn’t trying to be dramatic, I never caught spiders and put them all together in a container either and they did not like it one bit and mabe that made them seem aggressive to me

    Arachnopeon really ? How bout arachnovereaction?
     
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  13. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    depends on the type of parasitism but im assuming you mean mouthparts designed to embed into skin, etc.

    there are parasitoid spiders, agyrodes is an example, the dew-drops will lay eggs in egg sacs and are well known for kleptoparasitism.
     
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  14. Yeah, that's what I meant. I didn't know that Agyrodes even did that, cool stuff.
     
  15. The Snark

    The Snark Dumpster Fire of the Gods Old Timer

    Rereading an old thread, I'm going to take umbrage to this posting in my paramed capacity. Spiders have 8 legs, snakes don't have any. I've never mixed them up..
     
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  16. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnoangel Active Member

    Wow, I didn't realize paramedic training had advanced that far ;)
     
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  17. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    An important ALS skill is counting legs.
     
  18. The Snark

    The Snark Dumpster Fire of the Gods Old Timer

    Nod nod. More than 2 or 3, call a vet.
     
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  19. Rhino1

    Rhino1 Arachnoknight

    Wow . This whole thread was loopy af.
     
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