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The 10 Most Dangerous Spiders in the World

The 10 Most Dangerous Spiders in the World

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING! OL's Survival blogger Tim MacWelch ranks the 10 most dangerous spiders on the planet.
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from Jaiden Lawford wrote 1 week 1 day ago

I have been an Exotic Vet. for 15 yrs. and have worked with some of the most deadliest animals in the world, so I will try to make this easy to understand. The toxin of the Wandering or also known the Banana Spider. Yes it is very poisonous, but compare it the Australian Funnel Web venom it has more ways that it can kill a person. The reaction after the bite is beyond compare. As for Tarantulas there has never been a documented case of someone dying from a bite. I have been bitten by a Black Widow it's hurts because it cramps the lungs and other parts of the body. I have seen a 9 month old bitten by a Black Widow and survived, so that means it can't be #2. Brown Recluse may cause Necrotic symptoms but most bites from the Recluse will heal without any Medical Intervention. I wish I could put more, but only 200 words aloud. E-mail at incubyss@hotmail.com or face book. Wikipedia does back ground checks to see if you have a PHD or have experience in the field. I do a lot of citations on wiki, So if you want to know please feel free to contact me. Oh btw the Wandering Spider is a Nocturnal Spider. Might want to add that next time.

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from Matthew T Wagner wrote 38 weeks 2 hours ago

Grand Daddy long legs cannot pierce human skin, if you believe so you suffer from watching and believing everything on tv you see & hear.... We have multiple layers of skin, different thickness aswell depending on location on the body.

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from Brandon Hester wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

@ Josey & Filip Sebik yall both have framed some spiders that are harmless. For starters the Chinese bird eating spider also familiarly known as the Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula is harmless to human, its toxins level are low. The Fringed Ornamental Tarantula is also a harmless tarantula that CAN NOT KILL HUMANS. If the name has tarantula in it that right there classifies it as harmless to humans. Filip you said the REDBACK SPIDER; yes, that is poisonous but it is a form of widow. You can not select a few widows; If you list black widows then you should list all the other forms of widows.

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from Jonathan Hartley wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

There is a scientific measurement for spider venom potency, and the Brazillian Wandering Spider is, by far, the most toxic spider on the planet currently known. What makes it the most dangerous is it's toxicity, coupled with it's aggressiveness and it's ability to inject large amounts of venom.

The Daddy Long Legs is a name applied to two different arachnids. One is a cellar spider that is not at all dangerous to humans. The other is an insect commonly called the Harvestman that belongs in it's own unique Order called "Opiliones" These have no venom glands at all and thus are harmless. They are omnivores and scavengers.

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from Rene Schieritz wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

@ Chelsi: That is a myth, and, while entertaining, completely untrue. Daddy long legs venom is by no means highly potent, and they are entirely capable of piercing human skin. It's like people who claim the Boomslang (snake) can't bite because it's back-fanged, also completely false.

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from Chelsi Johnson wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Are these just by the ones that can actually hurt you? It's a proven fact that a Daddy Long Leg is more dangerous then a Black Widow. But lucky for us, they don't have long enough fangs to penetrate our skin. But if someone was to take their poison and poison your food or drink, it'd kill you more easily then a Black Widow's would.

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from Filip Sebik wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

1. brazilian wandering spider
2. tree dwelling funnel web spider
3. sydney funnel web spider
4. black widow spider
5. six-eyed sand spider
6. brown recluse spider
7. eastern mouse spider
8. redback spider
9. hobo spider
10. chinese bird eating spider

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from Chris German wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

The Black Widow is not that bad as people say it is. It's only bad when you are young or very old. The bite is non noticeable and if your body doesn't like the venom you will find out in 30 minutes to an hour. Black Widows only attack when threaten or guarding her eggs. At times, she bites without giving you venom - like a warning. The venom maybe "15 times stronger than a rattlesnake's" BUT it's such a low dose it's non threatening.

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from Nate Christy wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

I'm not totally sure but I think the banana spider is up there. I think it has a different name

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from Josey wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Missed a Few Dangerous Ones:
1. Redback Spider
2. Mouse Spider
3. Chinese Bird Spider
4. Yellow Sac Spider
5. Fringed Ornamental Tarantula

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from Russ Wier wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I live in eastern Kansas and the Brown Recluse is the most fear spider in this area. I know people that have been bitten by them and if not treated quickly they can have a very nasty results.Like the bite spot enlarging and rotting out leaving a bad scar.

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from Russ Wier wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I live in eastern Kansas and the Brown Recluse is the most fear spider in this area. I know people that have been bitten by them and if not treated quickly they can have a very nasty results.Like the bite spot enlarging and rotting out leaving a bad scar.

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from Russ Wier wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I live in eastern Kansas and the Brown Recluse is the most fear spider in this area. I know people that have been bitten by them and if not treated quickly they can have a very nasty results.Like the bite spot enlarging and rotting out leaving a bad scar.

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from Catpool9 wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

JM1993,
I know the Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders are in Missouri as they are in Arkansas, not sure about any other venomous ones in our area.

David H.

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from markmarko50 wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

I am surprised that there was no mention of the hobo spider that is found here in Washington state. The spider bite is rare, however the venom is powerful, and the damage is often attributed to the brown recluse of which there is some debate as to any actually being here.

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from mgsulli wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

I was bitten by a brown recluse, but had an excellent doctor and did better than most. Fatality info is incorrect. Several years ago, a King George, VA man was bitten by a recluse and died from it. Middle aged.

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from outdoorrookie wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

Boils or not - if you think you got a spider bite you should have that checked out - it's better to be safe than sorry!!! Besides, boils might be the secondary results to the bite. Secondary stuff like abscess, boils, necrosis, etc. all can result from a spider bite. It's your bodies way of trying to capsulize the infection/to defend against the 'foreign invader'. So, if you think you got a spider bite - have it checked out before it's too late.

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from mesarich wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

I believe picture #5 that is supposed to be a bite from a black widow spider is a picture of a boil. My wife is a nurse and I have seen many boils in my time, and that looks just like one. Other then that, creepy reading, never have liked spiders much.

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from Johnnie wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

Ahhhhh, Mother Nature.
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A friend of mine had his bedroom in the basement of his parent's home. He awoke in the middle of the night to the feeling of a wolf spider running around his ear spinning a web. It seems to be the spider planned on using his ear canal as a home.

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from captjim wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

Great article and just in time for deer season when we will be climbing into sleeping bags and beds at the deer camp.

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

I think it's better to not know what they look like so you dont get scared...but if you get bit your better know what bit you/if its poisonous..thanks for post o.0 Wonder how many of these in missouri.

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

I think it's better to not know what they look like so you dont get scared...but if you get bit your better know what bit you/if its poisonous..thanks for post o.0 Wonder how many of these in missouri.

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from captjim wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

Great article and just in time for deer season when we will be climbing into sleeping bags and beds at the deer camp.

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from Johnnie wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

Ahhhhh, Mother Nature.
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A friend of mine had his bedroom in the basement of his parent's home. He awoke in the middle of the night to the feeling of a wolf spider running around his ear spinning a web. It seems to be the spider planned on using his ear canal as a home.

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from markmarko50 wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

I am surprised that there was no mention of the hobo spider that is found here in Washington state. The spider bite is rare, however the venom is powerful, and the damage is often attributed to the brown recluse of which there is some debate as to any actually being here.

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from Rene Schieritz wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

@ Chelsi: That is a myth, and, while entertaining, completely untrue. Daddy long legs venom is by no means highly potent, and they are entirely capable of piercing human skin. It's like people who claim the Boomslang (snake) can't bite because it's back-fanged, also completely false.

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from Jonathan Hartley wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

There is a scientific measurement for spider venom potency, and the Brazillian Wandering Spider is, by far, the most toxic spider on the planet currently known. What makes it the most dangerous is it's toxicity, coupled with it's aggressiveness and it's ability to inject large amounts of venom.

The Daddy Long Legs is a name applied to two different arachnids. One is a cellar spider that is not at all dangerous to humans. The other is an insect commonly called the Harvestman that belongs in it's own unique Order called "Opiliones" These have no venom glands at all and thus are harmless. They are omnivores and scavengers.

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from mesarich wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

I believe picture #5 that is supposed to be a bite from a black widow spider is a picture of a boil. My wife is a nurse and I have seen many boils in my time, and that looks just like one. Other then that, creepy reading, never have liked spiders much.

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from outdoorrookie wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

Boils or not - if you think you got a spider bite you should have that checked out - it's better to be safe than sorry!!! Besides, boils might be the secondary results to the bite. Secondary stuff like abscess, boils, necrosis, etc. all can result from a spider bite. It's your bodies way of trying to capsulize the infection/to defend against the 'foreign invader'. So, if you think you got a spider bite - have it checked out before it's too late.

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from mgsulli wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

I was bitten by a brown recluse, but had an excellent doctor and did better than most. Fatality info is incorrect. Several years ago, a King George, VA man was bitten by a recluse and died from it. Middle aged.

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from Catpool9 wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

JM1993,
I know the Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders are in Missouri as they are in Arkansas, not sure about any other venomous ones in our area.

David H.

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from Russ Wier wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I live in eastern Kansas and the Brown Recluse is the most fear spider in this area. I know people that have been bitten by them and if not treated quickly they can have a very nasty results.Like the bite spot enlarging and rotting out leaving a bad scar.

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from Russ Wier wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I live in eastern Kansas and the Brown Recluse is the most fear spider in this area. I know people that have been bitten by them and if not treated quickly they can have a very nasty results.Like the bite spot enlarging and rotting out leaving a bad scar.

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from Russ Wier wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I live in eastern Kansas and the Brown Recluse is the most fear spider in this area. I know people that have been bitten by them and if not treated quickly they can have a very nasty results.Like the bite spot enlarging and rotting out leaving a bad scar.

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from Nate Christy wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

I'm not totally sure but I think the banana spider is up there. I think it has a different name

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from Chris German wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

The Black Widow is not that bad as people say it is. It's only bad when you are young or very old. The bite is non noticeable and if your body doesn't like the venom you will find out in 30 minutes to an hour. Black Widows only attack when threaten or guarding her eggs. At times, she bites without giving you venom - like a warning. The venom maybe "15 times stronger than a rattlesnake's" BUT it's such a low dose it's non threatening.

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from Filip Sebik wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

1. brazilian wandering spider
2. tree dwelling funnel web spider
3. sydney funnel web spider
4. black widow spider
5. six-eyed sand spider
6. brown recluse spider
7. eastern mouse spider
8. redback spider
9. hobo spider
10. chinese bird eating spider

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from Brandon Hester wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

@ Josey & Filip Sebik yall both have framed some spiders that are harmless. For starters the Chinese bird eating spider also familiarly known as the Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula is harmless to human, its toxins level are low. The Fringed Ornamental Tarantula is also a harmless tarantula that CAN NOT KILL HUMANS. If the name has tarantula in it that right there classifies it as harmless to humans. Filip you said the REDBACK SPIDER; yes, that is poisonous but it is a form of widow. You can not select a few widows; If you list black widows then you should list all the other forms of widows.

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from Jaiden Lawford wrote 1 week 1 day ago

I have been an Exotic Vet. for 15 yrs. and have worked with some of the most deadliest animals in the world, so I will try to make this easy to understand. The toxin of the Wandering or also known the Banana Spider. Yes it is very poisonous, but compare it the Australian Funnel Web venom it has more ways that it can kill a person. The reaction after the bite is beyond compare. As for Tarantulas there has never been a documented case of someone dying from a bite. I have been bitten by a Black Widow it's hurts because it cramps the lungs and other parts of the body. I have seen a 9 month old bitten by a Black Widow and survived, so that means it can't be #2. Brown Recluse may cause Necrotic symptoms but most bites from the Recluse will heal without any Medical Intervention. I wish I could put more, but only 200 words aloud. E-mail at incubyss@hotmail.com or face book. Wikipedia does back ground checks to see if you have a PHD or have experience in the field. I do a lot of citations on wiki, So if you want to know please feel free to contact me. Oh btw the Wandering Spider is a Nocturnal Spider. Might want to add that next time.

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from Josey wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Missed a Few Dangerous Ones:
1. Redback Spider
2. Mouse Spider
3. Chinese Bird Spider
4. Yellow Sac Spider
5. Fringed Ornamental Tarantula

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from Chelsi Johnson wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Are these just by the ones that can actually hurt you? It's a proven fact that a Daddy Long Leg is more dangerous then a Black Widow. But lucky for us, they don't have long enough fangs to penetrate our skin. But if someone was to take their poison and poison your food or drink, it'd kill you more easily then a Black Widow's would.

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from Matthew T Wagner wrote 38 weeks 2 hours ago

Grand Daddy long legs cannot pierce human skin, if you believe so you suffer from watching and believing everything on tv you see & hear.... We have multiple layers of skin, different thickness aswell depending on location on the body.

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