Black Widow

The black widow spider http://www.desertusa.com/insects/photos/DSCN2562.jpg, scientifically referred to as Latrodectus hesperusis, is one of the most venomous spiders in North America. However, it is the female that carries the venom, with an approximate toxicity of 15 times that of the prairie rattlesnake.

As opposed to the highly venomous females, males are considered relatively juvenile and harmless. The female variety is so hostile that in certain occasions, it will kill and eat the male after mating.

Physical Attributes:

The female black widow spider measures between 0.5 to 1.5 inches depending on how wide the legs are stretched. I know a guy at plumber Roswell, GA who got bit by one and it wasn’t pretty. While the males have longer legs, they measure about have of the females body length and size.

Both the males and females have a shiny globular abdomens which are predominantly black but may be brown as well.

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Spider World

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One of the universal fears of humans is the fear of spiders. There is good reason that humans have developed this fear. There are quite a few dangerous spiders around the world out of the over 7,000 species. While almost every single spider contains some venom, most of them do not have the capability of piercing human skin and injecting this venom into people. Some people are so mortified of spiders like my friend at roofer roswell, ga! There are also wide varieties of species that contain venom that is not considered medically significant to humans.

The spiders mentioned here do not fit into either of the aforementioned categories. These spiders contain venom that is dangerous to humans and have fangs Continue reading Spider World