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(Mother Nature Network)   If you ever get bitten by a brown recluse spider, keep in mind that no matter how bad it hurts at that moment, in 24 hours it's going to hurt a hell of a lot more   (mnn.com) divider line 73
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2014-08-02 08:44:52 AM  
And then comes the swelling and the flaming abcess that will leave a lovely scar forever.
Try to avoid this.

/css, not so much
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-02 08:58:24 AM  
So far I have found there really is a Katie Payne who is in Missouri and studies spider venom. I have not found the report.

It is possible that this is a genuine brown recluse study, because they are found in the area and she works with chemical tests rather than relying on witness descriptions. Almost all physician- or exterminator- diagnosed "brown recluses" are not.
 
2014-08-02 09:42:33 AM  
SPIDER THREAD!

pestcemetery.com
 
2014-08-02 09:44:21 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-02 09:48:50 AM  
 
2014-08-02 09:50:19 AM  
It's worse if some dickhead pumps you full of traqs afterwords because he was too busy taking credit for your capture to collaborate on venom and toxins already injected.

(obscure?)
 
2014-08-02 09:51:40 AM  
Having had the pleasure of a brown recluse bite.  I'd have to say, yes, it hurts....a lot...

And it left a nice scar where they cut it open to drain and pack it.  That hurt even more.
 
2014-08-02 09:52:17 AM  
cdn.arwrath.com
 
2014-08-02 09:52:21 AM  
I was bitten by a brown recluse a couple of months ago. CSB...

/ Still have a pencil-eraser-sized mark on my forearm where the bite occurred.
// The area of swelling got to about softball-sized at its worst
/// Found the recluse squished under my pillow the following morning -- it must have gotten me when I put my arm under the pillow sometime during the night
 
2014-08-02 09:52:29 AM  
They just want to play you the sound of their people.....
 
2014-08-02 09:54:31 AM  

macross87: They just want to play you the sound of their people.....


Indeed...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-02 09:58:53 AM  
My cousin was bitten by a spider a few months ago. When he was hospitalized, it was found that he lost a significant percentage of his red blood cells.
 
2014-08-02 09:59:29 AM  

blatz514: macross87: They just want to play you the sound of their people.....

Indeed...

[i.imgur.com image 500x360]


Jumping spiders are cool, especially the Portias.
 
2014-08-02 10:01:28 AM  

WxGuy1: I was bitten by a brown recluse a couple of months ago. CSB...

/ Still have a pencil-eraser-sized mark on my forearm where the bite occurred.
// The area of swelling got to about softball-sized at its worst
/// Found the recluse squished under my pillow the following morning -- it must have gotten me when I put my arm under the pillow sometime during the night


Most bites wind up like yours or even less severe. The unlucky ones get the Punto Negro de la Muerte.
 
2014-08-02 10:02:20 AM  
Just wait until their venom evolves to give you aids when they bite you.
 
2014-08-02 10:17:16 AM  
Spiders don't screw around with pressure points, biting you will do just fine.
 
2014-08-02 10:17:48 AM  
I live in CA, and everyone thinks they see a brown recluse, even though they know nothing about spiders, kind of like how everyone sees a rifle as an AK-47. There really are no brown recluse spiders in northern CA, at least that's what the Internet tells me.
 
2014-08-02 10:21:12 AM  
Now I know what a pain level of 9 feels like.  I'd have to agree.

/has felt pain level 9
 
2014-08-02 10:21:22 AM  

www.mnn.com

Remember when you squished that spider?  That was my mommy.  This one's for her.

 
2014-08-02 10:30:51 AM  

ZAZ: So far I have found there really is a Katie Payne who is in Missouri and studies spider venom. I have not found the report.

It is possible that this is a genuine brown recluse study, because they are found in the area and she works with chemical tests rather than relying on witness descriptions. Almost all physician- or exterminator- diagnosed "brown recluses" are not.


when I lived in the southern tip of IL I got bit when I put a winter coat on for the first time of the season managed to catch the spider alive took it with me to the student health center they took it over to the biology department by the time it was determined 100% to be one I already had a skin graft
 
2014-08-02 10:31:29 AM  
Could be worse.

Could be a black widow.

On your stomach.
 
2014-08-02 10:37:18 AM  
I got tagged by one of these little farkers about a month ago here in NC.

You don't even notice the initial bite when it happens. It's completely painless; you'd notice an ant bite much more quickly.

But holy hell, when the sickness and swelling set it, it's beyond awful. The day after the bite, I felt like someone had slipped me a combination dose of rat poison/LSD. Could barely drive home to my wife due to the disorientation.

The hydrocodone prescription was sure fun though.
 
2014-08-02 10:37:29 AM  
My sister got bit.  Two years to recover.  Plus she is missing a big chunk out of her arm.  Nasty.
 
2014-08-02 10:43:30 AM  
Working doing farming chores I get bitten by a spider about once a year. I never saw a single one of them so who knows what kind they were. But the symptoms listed a spot on, most times you won't even be aware that you were bit until half a day later then the pain is severe. If you haven't had a tetanus shot lately the symptoms are more pronounced. One thing TFA failed to mention is that it spikes your blood pressure, so if you have hypertension and go to the clinic they have a tendency to freak out.

If you get bit in the hand, the best thing to do is to soak it in scalding water with epson salts. Then when the water cools drain it and do it again. For some reason this takes the pain away better than any pill you can take. If you can find the puncture mark before it swells, apply some campo phenique to it. This works wonders also.
 
2014-08-02 10:44:24 AM  

duke3522: My sister got bit.  Two years to recover.  Plus she is missing a big chunk out of her arm.  Nasty.


How long after she was bitten did she get medical treatment?

From what the doctor told me, getting the antibiotics as quickly as possible determines how much resultant tissue damage you end up with.

It's only been a month for me, but aside from the dot of necrotized flesh on my back, I've pretty much recovered from it.

//thanks wife who insisted I go to the doc.
 
2014-08-02 10:44:39 AM  
We pretty much kill indiscriminately every brown spider we see down here in central Texas. With fire. One of my friends was bitten in the ass at South Padre, waited too long to get medical attention, and lost about 1/3 of his ass cheek.
 
2014-08-02 10:46:05 AM  

starleen: We pretty much kill indiscriminately every brown spider we see down here in central Texas. With fire. One of my friends was bitten in the ass at South Padre, waited too long to get medical attention, and lost about 1/3 of his ass cheek.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-02 10:47:34 AM  
 I was stationed at Ft.Lenoradwood  for basic and AIT...we were warned about the Brown Recluse..nasty little spider.During basic  I had a friend  get bit while doing push up's.He had put his hand over a spider hole.
The next day he said his hand felt like it was on fire.Back then(1986)their was not much in the way of anti-venom.long story short,he ended up losing part of his hand and was medical boarded out.
 
2014-08-02 10:48:06 AM  

hardinparamedic: starleen: We pretty much kill indiscriminately every brown spider we see down here in central Texas. With fire. One of my friends was bitten in the ass at South Padre, waited too long to get medical attention, and lost about 1/3 of his ass cheek.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x373]


At first glance I thought it was a chick.
 
2014-08-02 10:49:07 AM  

Prey4reign: [www.mnn.com image 644x364]Remember when you squished that spider?  That was my mommy.  This one's for her.


That's a lie.  If I learned one thing from the movies it's that spiders eat their mothers.

You remember the spider that lived in a bush outside your window?

Orange body, green legs.  Watched her build a web all summer.  Then one day there was a big egg in it.  The egg hatched...

The egg hatched and a hundred baby spiders came out....and they ate her.
 
2014-08-02 10:53:21 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The unlucky ones get the Punto Negro de la Muerte.


They get kicked by a dead black guy?
 
2014-08-02 10:57:31 AM  

gfid: Prey4reign: [www.mnn.com image 644x364]Remember when you squished that spider?  That was my mommy.  This one's for her.

That's a lie.  If I learned one thing from the movies it's that spiders eat their mothers.

You remember the spider that lived in a bush outside your window?

Orange body, green legs.  Watched her build a web all summer.  Then one day there was a big egg in it.  The egg hatched...

The egg hatched and a hundred baby spiders came out....and they ate her.


The LSD you get is good, huh?
 
2014-08-02 10:59:42 AM  

zimbomba63: gfid: Prey4reign: [www.mnn.com image 644x364]Remember when you squished that spider?  That was my mommy.  This one's for her.

That's a lie.  If I learned one thing from the movies it's that spiders eat their mothers.

You remember the spider that lived in a bush outside your window?

Orange body, green legs.  Watched her build a web all summer.  Then one day there was a big egg in it.  The egg hatched...

The egg hatched and a hundred baby spiders came out....and they ate her.

The LSD you get is good, huh?


Somebody hasn't seen Blade Runner?
 
2014-08-02 11:00:18 AM  
imageshack.com
 
2014-08-02 11:01:28 AM  
Not as bad as møøse bites...
 
2014-08-02 11:01:52 AM  
WSSB (Wuss Spider Story, Bro):

Way back when, I had a ground-floor apartment that backed up to a large patch of woods, and a week or two after I moved in, I come home from work to find THIS crawling across my living room floor.

I grabbed the phone book, popped it flat, and an explosion of like 100 teeny little spiders went hauling ass in every direction! I just stood there with my mouth open for a second, thinking that not only was I going to have to move, but I was going to have to burn all my possessions as well. I NOPED out of there, bought two bug bombs, and stayed on my friend's couch. It took almost an entire day to clean and sterilize everything in the apartment. Just thinking about seeing the explosion of spiders gives me a shiver even now.
 
2014-08-02 11:09:53 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-08-02 11:12:32 AM  
Pray it does not bite your sack of manhood stuff
 
2014-08-02 11:36:45 AM  
Nonononononononononooooooo!
No pictures no no no
 
2014-08-02 11:37:22 AM  

starleen: zimbomba63: gfid: Prey4reign: [www.mnn.com image 644x364]Remember when you squished that spider?  That was my mommy.  This one's for her.

That's a lie.  If I learned one thing from the movies it's that spiders eat their mothers.

You remember the spider that lived in a bush outside your window?

Orange body, green legs.  Watched her build a web all summer.  Then one day there was a big egg in it.  The egg hatched...

The egg hatched and a hundred baby spiders came out....and they ate her.

The LSD you get is good, huh?

Somebody hasn't seen Blade Runner?


Yeah, I've seen it several times.  I have to honestly admit, during each of those viewings, I was in an alter state, so some things are not remembered so well.

/No, really, do you get good acid?
//Asking for a friend, of course.
 
2014-08-02 11:39:54 AM  

zimbomba63: starleen: zimbomba63: gfid: Prey4reign: [www.mnn.com image 644x364]Remember when you squished that spider?  That was my mommy.  This one's for her.

That's a lie.  If I learned one thing from the movies it's that spiders eat their mothers.

You remember the spider that lived in a bush outside your window?

Orange body, green legs.  Watched her build a web all summer.  Then one day there was a big egg in it.  The egg hatched...

The egg hatched and a hundred baby spiders came out....and they ate her.

The LSD you get is good, huh?

Somebody hasn't seen Blade Runner?

Yeah, I've seen it several times.  I have to honestly admit, during each of those viewings, I was in an alter state, so some things are not remembered so well.

/No, really, do you get good acid?
//Asking for a friend, of course.


"...altered state..."

More goddamn coffee, please!
 
2014-08-02 11:45:55 AM  
CSB: When I was a kid my dad and I were getting ready to go fishing at like 4am. Im in my room getting dressed and I hear a loud yelp. It was a girlish squeal, so i run to my parents room to find my dad furiously fidgeting with the button on his jeans trying to take them off, and he yelps loudly again just before he was able to shimmy out of them. It was a scorpion, and it was pretty hilarious. Tagged him twice in the ass, and then he got to miserably sit on it on a boat for the rest of the day.

/Yeah yeah, not a spider story, but I tell everybody this story
 
2014-08-02 11:48:46 AM  
Most brown recluse bites wont get all gnarly. But fark those things anyway.
 
2014-08-02 12:45:12 PM  

oh_please: WSSB (Wuss Spider Story, Bro):

Way back when, I had a ground-floor apartment that backed up to a large patch of woods, and a week or two after I moved in, I come home from work to find THIS crawling across my living room floor.

I grabbed the phone book, popped it flat, and an explosion of like 100 teeny little spiders went hauling ass in every direction! I just stood there with my mouth open for a second, thinking that not only was I going to have to move, but I was going to have to burn all my possessions as well. I NOPED out of there, bought two bug bombs, and stayed on my friend's couch. It took almost an entire day to clean and sterilize everything in the apartment. Just thinking about seeing the explosion of spiders gives me a shiver even now.


Happened to me at work a while back. Spiders are my phobia, but decided I would suck it up and just kill the one I saw, mainly because no one else was around. When I stomped it, all the bastard babies came out. At that point I froze and had to get someone to come help me. I was shaking and sweating so much, it was a good half hour before my heart came back down. I HATE SPIDERS and will never kill another one as long as I live.
 
2014-08-02 12:47:02 PM  

zimbomba63: gfid: Prey4reign: [www.mnn.com image 644x364]Remember when you squished that spider?  That was my mommy.  This one's for her.

That's a lie.  If I learned one thing from the movies it's that spiders eat their mothers.

You remember the spider that lived in a bush outside your window?

Orange body, green legs.  Watched her build a web all summer.  Then one day there was a big egg in it.  The egg hatched...

The egg hatched and a hundred baby spiders came out....and they ate her.

The LSD you get is good, huh?


Turn in your geek card.
 
2014-08-02 12:49:40 PM  

blatz514:


Damnit. Reading who doing the business. Not a good picture.
 
2014-08-02 12:54:27 PM  
I was flying home from visiting my brother in KS (who had an exterminator in to treat a brown recluse infestation the day I left) when my leg started itching last month.  It felt sort of like a series of ant bites.. I sat there until the fasten seat-belt sign went off and then went in the bathroom and took my pants off and shook them out but nothing came out, so I figured I must've been bitten by something earlier and was just now feeling it.  I took some benadryl and doxepin and went back to my seat.  A while later, my butt started itching too.  When I got to my layover, I went in the bathroom and took my pants off again, convinced at this point that there was something in them.  Nothing happened when I shook them, so I turned them inside out and then found a squished spider.  All told, I wound up with three bites on my butt and nine on my leg. Eleven of the bites have now become mostly healed over, pencil-eraser sized marks, as WxGuy1 said, while one developed an ulcer and resulted in a bit of necrosis.  I find it interesting that I experienced very little pain with these though; not even the one that developed necrosis was ever more than slightly uncomforable.  I have an autoimmune disorder and am on an immunosuppressant and take H1, H3, and H4 antagonists daily and am thinking that these must have saved me from the pain and inflammation most people seem to experience.  Guess in this case, having my immune system mostly turned off was a good thing.
 
2014-08-02 12:58:13 PM  

JenFromTheWood: oh_please: WSSB (Wuss Spider Story, Bro):

Way back when, I had a ground-floor apartment that backed up to a large patch of woods, and a week or two after I moved in, I come home from work to find THIS crawling across my living room floor.

I grabbed the phone book, popped it flat, and an explosion of like 100 teeny little spiders went hauling ass in every direction! I just stood there with my mouth open for a second, thinking that not only was I going to have to move, but I was going to have to burn all my possessions as well. I NOPED out of there, bought two bug bombs, and stayed on my friend's couch. It took almost an entire day to clean and sterilize everything in the apartment. Just thinking about seeing the explosion of spiders gives me a shiver even now.

Happened to me at work a while back. Spiders are my phobia, but decided I would suck it up and just kill the one I saw, mainly because no one else was around. When I stomped it, all the bastard babies came out. At that point I froze and had to get someone to come help me. I was shaking and sweating so much, it was a good half hour before my heart came back down. I HATE SPIDERS and will never kill another one as long as I live.


That happened to me as a kid, but my dad killed it. Unfortunately, he didn't have his glasses on and couldn't see the babies to kill them and they just scurried away. Pretty sure I didn't sleep very well for a while.
 
2014-08-02 01:04:44 PM  

GenericHumanFive: It's worse if some dickhead pumps you full of traqs afterwords because he was too busy taking credit for your capture to collaborate on venom and toxins already injected.


Even worse is when the spiders are on drugs.
 
2014-08-02 01:06:08 PM  

Fluid: Spiders don't screw around with pressure points, biting you will do just fine.


Spider acupuncture is the wave of the future, I'm telling you.
 
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