WA State Dept. of Ecology scientist Maggie Dutch partners with the Burke’s Puget Sound Foram Research Lab to study Puget Sound.
Spider bite cases resulting in amputation are sometimes reported, but no such case has confirmation of actual spider involvement.
Several studies show that only in rare cases do spider fangs carry lesion-causing microorganisms. Antibiotics help only if it's not a bite.
Few if any physicians can correctly ID spiders from bite symptoms alone. Spiders caught biting should be ID'd by arachnologists.
Graduate Student Brandon Peecook and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Christian Sidor described Washington’s first dinosaur fossil in May 2015.
Inadequate studies claimed that wolf spiders, "yellow" sac spiders, woodlouse spiders and white-tailed spiders were dangerous. They aren't!
Cherokee, Tlingit and Filipino storyteller, Gene Tagaban, aka “One Crazy Raven,” helped the Burke celebrate the Seahawks' trip to Super Bowl XLIX.
Hobo spiders are neither aggressive nor are they true house spiders; the inflammatory name "agressive house spider" is a reject.
A chevron pattern, boxing-glove palps or a funnel web do not mean it's a hobo spider; you need a microscope to determine that.
Contrary to what you've heard, you cannot recognize a "brown recluse" spider by a violin shape. Numerous other spiders have one too!
Brown recluse spider bites occur only in 15 states. Hundreds reported from other states and Canada are all false reports.