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Dangerous Spider Myths
Pink toe tarantula

Theraphosid "tarantula" spiders are big and spectacular but not particularly dangerous. Very few pose even a mild bite hazard.

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Practically all spiders have venom; none that I know of are poisonous (to eat). "Is it poisonous?" or "Is it venomous" has no meaning.

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Real spider fang punctures in human skin are hardly ever visible to the naked eye. If you have two visible marks, that doesn't mean a spider bite!

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House spiders could not survive without insect prey. Therefore, your house contains insects even if you see only spiders.

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Everyone seems to believe spider bites cause all mystery skin sores, bumps & punctures. Nearly all have other causes.

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