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Brown Recluse vs. Black Widow: Which bite is worse?

Drachen 2011/03/23 18:03:57
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  • ☽✪☾Goddess~Worshiper☥ 2013/07/19 18:41:39
    Black Widow
    ☽✪☾Goddess~Worshiper☥
    Actually, neither is worse than the other. The Black Widow venom attacks the nervous system. The Brown Recluse attacks the tissue. One stops the heart, the other eats through you, without proper medication, until you die. They are both equally bad.
  • SlaveWaterNymph 2013/07/19 15:47:30
    Brown Recluse
    SlaveWaterNymph
    Well with experience of being bitten three times in my life.... they are worse. The reason being is that they can be easily provoked and if they feel like their space is being evaded they will come after you. And with that, signs show up within a few days, and you can never know unless you've been bitten quite a bit of times.

    I've known some who have let it go for so long they had to amputate legs, arms, fingers and so forth. others, ive know as children and elderly people die from them. They are worse than a black widow because of that.

    Black widows, if you leave them alone, they leave you alone basically. Ive been around both for about 19 years and was never bitten by a black widow.
  • Jonny The Frog 2013/07/18 23:41:51
    Brown Recluse
    Jonny The Frog
    I would say the brown recluse. Black widows venom is different fromt he BR but the BR's bite does damage to the tissue. Both can lead to serious damage
  • ryan.schick.56 2013/05/29 00:06:45
    Black Widow
    ryan.schick.56
    They're dangerous but people overreact. You can't really blame them either, they're only the way God made them.
  • Jesse Gonzalez. 2012/05/21 05:12:54
    Black Widow
    Jesse Gonzalez.
    +2
    Yes, Brown Recluse toxins are necrotic. But 2/3 of people bitten experience necrotic skin lesions. There are no recorded deaths of the brown recluse in the U.S. Yes, the Recluse's bite is more venomous than a rattlesnake's, but remember there's hardly any venom being injected into you with a spider.
  • darlene 2011/03/30 01:17:35
    Brown Recluse
    darlene
    They are very poisonous.
  • kfallslady 2011/03/28 00:51:32
    Brown Recluse
    kfallslady
    +1
    after it bites your skin will rot
  • Crime Time 2011/03/25 02:59:46
  • Centurion~PWCM~JLA 2011/03/24 06:19:59
    Brown Recluse
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Funny this gets mentioned. I have an exchange student from Siberia in my household. She killed a brown recluse this morning and asked me what it was.

    She then started to research it on her laptop and when she saw the pictures of bits she got really concerned. Apparently there is nothing like this where she comes from.

    We kill the buggers on sight.
  • Christine/Rest in peace Pet... 2011/03/24 04:19:33 (edited)
    Brown Recluse
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +1
    I have both spiders in my area, and although a black widow can make you sick, the recluse will rot your skin off. I knew a clerk who was bitten in the arm, and parts of her arm just kept rotting away layer after layer. Finally, she had to leave her job.
  • Drachen 2011/03/24 03:48:33
    Brown Recluse
    Drachen
    +1
    Never been bit by one, but I can tell from pictures that Brown Recluses are evil little buggers.
  • EagleEye 2011/03/24 00:16:20
    Brown Recluse
    EagleEye
    I had one in my garage last summer! Yikes!
    garage summer yikes brown recluse bite
  • ryan.sc... EagleEye 2013/05/29 00:03:29
  • The Terrific Whatzit BN-0 2011/03/24 00:13:45
    Brown Recluse
    The Terrific Whatzit BN-0
    +1
    3 times as many people in the U.S. have died from Brown Recluse bites as have died from Black Widow bites.
  • Jesse G... The Ter... 2012/05/21 05:07:12
    Jesse Gonzalez.
    +1
    There are no recorded deaths of the brown recluse spider bites in the United States.
  • 9 inches 2011/03/23 22:33:32
    Black Widow
    9 inches
    I was going out with this black woman whose husband at died, we were making out and she bit me on the neck, ouch! So I chose Black Widow.
  • exhon2009 2011/03/23 22:23:57
    Brown Recluse
    exhon2009
    With a black widow you might get sick for a day but brown recluse toxin can eat a considerable amount of flesh.
  • 9 inches exhon2009 2011/03/23 22:34:01
    9 inches
    I know
  • exhon2009 9 inches 2011/03/23 22:45:24
    exhon2009
    Now that you mention it women who marry men kill em and take their money are known as black widows as well. There was a pretty good movie some time back about that. I want to change my vote.
  • Sister Jean 2011/03/23 22:22:20
    Black Widow
    Sister Jean
    +1
    I guess
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2011/03/23 21:58:52
    Brown Recluse
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +5
    I have to say a brown recluse.... I seen what one did to my sister.... although a black widow is suppose to be deadly.... so I thought.... great question.... really made me think....
    Both are nasty as hell.... I don't kill much but those... I would....!!
    Peace and Love♥
  • wpsark 2011/03/23 21:36:33
    Brown Recluse
    wpsark
    +3
    I'd say brown recluse b/c it's venom is more necrotic than a black widow..
  • Darnel 2011/03/23 21:31:29
    Brown Recluse
    Darnel
    +2
    ??
    Widow is just famous,...
  • westernslope~PWCM~JLA 2011/03/23 21:27:42
    Brown Recluse
    westernslope~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    It's deadly
  • XMelindaB-cuzX 2011/03/23 20:55:30
    Brown Recluse
    XMelindaB-cuzX
  • kristin... XMelind... 2013/01/26 22:38:49
    kristina fernandez
    +3
    actually it does not melt the flesh of a human its toxins literally rots the skin every one knows that
  • METALheadMom 2011/03/23 20:48:10
    Brown Recluse
    METALheadMom
    +3
    Black Widow doesn't make your skin melt.
  • nickm METALhe... 2012/05/16 00:37:32
    nickm
    +1
    nether dose brown recluse
  • HistoryBuff92 2011/03/23 19:46:27
    Brown Recluse
    HistoryBuff92
    +3
    The scientists deny it, but we have them here in California.
  • Barefoo... History... 2011/03/23 21:59:32
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +3
    In Va. and S.C. too....!!
  • Centuri... Barefoo... 2011/03/24 06:21:14
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    And Oregon.
  • Barefoo... Centuri... 2011/03/27 21:08:41
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +1
    ewwww....ouch!
  • Centuri... Barefoo... 2011/03/28 00:21:09
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    On Thursday I took my daughter and two other students cave-crawling at Lava Beds National Monument. It was snowing like crazy and inside the caves it was actually preferable. Before leaving, I decided to use the boots I'd worn in the Middle East back in the First Gulf War. I'd not worn them in probably 10 years. Before putting them on, I made extra sure that there were no spiders hiding in them. middle east gulf war 10 years extra spiders hiding Lava Beds National Monument
  • Barefoo... Centuri... 2011/03/29 11:38:22
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +1
    I would have checked those boots also..... cave crawling sounds like a blast....;)
  • Centuri... Barefoo... 2011/03/29 13:33:17
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Both times I've been in wartime conditions I did that every time I put them on.

    Cave crawling is a blast. Bring kneepads and a hardhat. Two flashlights with fresh batteries suggested as well.
  • Barefoo... Centuri... 2011/03/29 14:39:17
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +1
    I am with ya.....;)
  • Christi... History... 2011/03/24 04:25:05
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +2
    Our officials kept denying we had recluses here too. Over the past five years I kept running into people who been bitten, or knew someone that had been bitten though. Each time the hospital would deny the antidote saying we did not have them, and the people would return with the wounds rotting off before they finally would get treated for the recluse bite. By then the treatments are too late and there is a lot of damage.

    Finally, with so many recorded bites appearing in the emergency rooms, they had to reluctantly admit that the recluse is here in New Mexico
  • History... Christi... 2011/03/24 04:26:53
    HistoryBuff92
    +1
    There's a rumor that there's something like a $10,000 bounty for bringing a brown recluse to Stanford University to prove that there's brown recluses in California.
  • Centuri... History... 2011/03/24 06:22:33
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Do they want me to catch one here in Oregon and smuggle it to California? It is only a few miles to the state line! lol
  • History... Centuri... 2011/03/24 07:30:40
    HistoryBuff92
    lolol

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