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@ChinaI do. It's a Brachypelma smithi. A very docile spider. Far less threatening than 90% of ES users. 

 

As far as the Huntsman spiders, they aren't deadly at all. Just super super super fast. 

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SPIDER WITH A VENOMOUS BITE THAT ROTS HUMAN FLESH DISCOVERED IN MEXICO

 

Researchers in Mexico have identified a new species of spider with venom that is capable of rotting human flesh.

 

A team from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) found the spider, dubbed Loxosceles tenochtitlan, in the Valley of Mexico—a highland plateau in the center of the country where Mexico City is located.

 

The spider was named after Tenochtitlan, the ancient capital city of the Aztec Empire.

 

The arachnid belongs to a genus, or group of species, known as Loxosceles—which are commonly referred to as recluse spiders, violin spiders, brown spiders, fiddle-backs or reapers. They are known for their venomous bites which, while not fatal, can cause necrosis in the skin, leaving a permanent scar.

 

According to the UNAM team, Mexico has the highest diversity of Loxosceles spiders in the world being home to around 40 of the 140 known species. The researchers say the newly identified species is the first that's considered native to the Valley of Mexico region.

 

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The newly identified spider Loxosceles tenochtitlan.
 

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Edited by China

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Was going to say that sounds an awful lot like a recluse.

 

That being said, I'll take them over widows. They're a real problem out here. Almost got bit by one myself in the garage Spring of '18, hiding under a mulch bag when I was doing some gardening 

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10 hours ago, China said:

SPIDER WITH A VENOMOUS BITE THAT ROTS HUMAN FLESH DISCOVERED IN MEXICO

 

Researchers in Mexico have identified a new species of spider with venom that is capable of rotting human flesh.

 

A team from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) found the spider, dubbed Loxosceles tenochtitlan, in the Valley of Mexico—a highland plateau in the center of the country where Mexico City is located.

 

The spider was named after Tenochtitlan, the ancient capital city of the Aztec Empire.

 

The arachnid belongs to a genus, or group of species, known as Loxosceles—which are commonly referred to as recluse spiders, violin spiders, brown spiders, fiddle-backs or reapers. They are known for their venomous bites which, while not fatal, can cause necrosis in the skin, leaving a permanent scar.

 

According to the UNAM team, Mexico has the highest diversity of Loxosceles spiders in the world being home to around 40 of the 140 known species. The researchers say the newly identified species is the first that's considered native to the Valley of Mexico region.

 

The newly identified spider Loxosceles tenochtitlan.
 

Click on the link for the full article

 

If you want to get to the real bad boy of the Sicariidae family of spiders (of which recluses are a part) then this is your guy:

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexophthalma_hahni

 

They very rarely come into contact with humans (though you can buy them...and NO I definitely do not own one), are incredibly shy, and completely non-aggressive. But they may have the most toxic venom of any spider...many times more potent than a brown recluse and with the same necrotic effects. So they're probably the most venomous spider on earth, but certainly not the most dangerous. 

 

They're actually somewhat hilarious when they bury themselves.

 

 

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