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Old Jul 1st, 2005, 04:32 PM   #1
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Poisonous spiders

Do we have poisonous spiders in southern Ontario? Last night in my kitchen -all was fine with my foot - moved and when I put my foot down I could feel a lump underneath my foot. Within a minute the entire top portion of my foot swelled up underneath and I awoke this morning with a large dark nasty bruise and it is still swollen.
I didn't kick, or hit or bump anything with my foot and I mean it swelled up within a minute. Spider bite??? I didn't see anything.
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I think ALL spiders are venomous, but it depends on the type of spider and how potent the venom to have the toxic effects you speak of.
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MaxPower is correct, almost all spiders are venomous. I know there are only about two very dangerous spiders in Canada, the Black Widow and Brown Recluse. I highly doubt it was either of them that bit you, the pain would have been a lot worse.
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Could very well have been one of these.
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The Brown Recluse is a far more deadly spider than the Black Widow. But, they tend to hide away in attics and other warm, dark places, hence the name recluse.
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The doug - I have seen those spiders in my house - at least they look exactly like them - almost transparent. My foot is bright red and purple. Hurt last night and this morning but not so much now. My foot was swollen within a minute or two. YUCK!
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The doug - I have seen those spiders in my house - at least they look exactly like them - almost transparent. My foot is bright red and purple. Hurt last night and this morning but not so much now. My foot was swollen within a minute or two. YUCK!
Cameo, Yellow Sac Spiders can be found in just about everyone's house. Whenever I find one I grab it with a Kleenex, and throw it outside. According to what I've read, it's more likely than someone will be get bitten by one of these, than a Hobo, Brown Recluse or a Black Widow. Still, any of these spiders can bite.

You may want to have someone look at your foot just as a precaution.
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I googled spiders and didn't think it would be the recluse or the widow - I have never seen anything like them here. The bruise has stopped spreading and not really sore anymore.

I hate the things but I know they do a lot of good for keeping the rest of the population in check. Wish they would stay outside though.
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Could very well have been one of these.
I think I saw one of those in the garden a few days ago. The one I saw was more distinctly brighly colored than that picture.

No expert on spiders, but I know that the brightly colored ones are generally the most poisonous.
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Old Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:29 PM   #10
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Had to take my son into emergency last night - he cracked a rib bmxing - and i asked if a spider bite could cause bruising. All I was told was that it depended on the spider, the venom and the reaction. He didn't seem concerned, didn't even look at it.
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