What does a brown recluse spider look like dead?

Brown Recluse. In the mature brown recluse spider as well as some other species of recluse spiders, the dark violin marking is well defined, with the neck of the violin pointing toward the bulbous abdomen. The abdomen is uniformly colored, although the coloration can range from light tan to dark brown, and is covered with numerous fine hairs that provide a velvety appearance.
Dr Fisher provided. a detailed description. To be frank - the one that bit me just looked like a little brown, non-descript spider. Not impressive looking at all - & I didn't even feel it bite me at the time. Boy, did he make me SICK fast!!

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I think I just found a dead brown recluse spider in my shoe. Why are they so bad?

Poison. Brown recluse spiders possess a toxin that is extremely powerful and will cause your skin to die. Left untreated the toxin can reach the point where you may lose a digit or will be left with a very large wound. There is a specific antibiotic that actually helps neutralize the toxin. Seek help if you are bitten. Check with an exterminator if you think you have a brown recluse problem. Read more...
See below. Due to the toxin that they carry if bitten it can do severe tissue damage around the area that is bitten. Read more...

Is it possible to get bitten by a brown recluse spider and not get any symptoms?

Unlikely. A brown recluse bite is usually painful and itchy. If you have no symptoms you may have been bitten by something else. Read more...
No. You would need to have a painful bite with puncture wounds. Only 10% go on to get tissue necrosis. Get tetanus prophylaxis since some of the spiders carry clostridium tetanus spores. Read more...

My son may have touched a brown recluse spider. Is it poisonous to touch it if you are not bit?

Only if bitten. The brown recluse spider is poisonous only if it bites a person. The spider eats insects and does not feed on humans. It may bite if startled, scared, or accidentally touched by a person. The bite site will be reddened, swollen, and painful within a few hours. If bitten, one should see his doctor or visit the emergency room for proper treatment. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

See below. See www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this. Read more...

What are the first symptoms of a spider bite from a brown recluse spider?

Pain. If you are going to have a bad bite reaction (and sometimes you won't!) you'll have pain at the bite site. Read more...
See below. Initially, the bite might go unnoticed or have some minor burning like a bee sting. The other symptoms then may develop from 2-8 hours later, but most bites cause little tissue destruction. Initially, the site might be red and may have small fang marks in the center. The rest of the possible symptoms are related to the time period after the bite and are too involved to list here. Read more...