Spiders, admired by few, hated by most. And to add creepier and hatred feeling about these creatures, God has blessed them with one of the most dangerous and deadliest venom in the world. And these creatures are not something you want to come across or mess up with very often.
However, their contribution is highly valuable since their role in biological control are vital which can significantly manipulate the population of insects, mice as well as other vermin. Different species of spiders have started their population since Devonian Period which was 380 million years ago. In spite of their vital role in nature and their benefits, these creatures still bring horrifying memories to many people and it is recommended to understand them in order to stay away from those highly venomous creatures.
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1. FRINGED ORNAMENTAL TARANTULA
Leave you with a coma by its deadly venom, a fringed ornamental tarantula is not an animal that you want to come across. They are native to Western or Eastern Ghats in India with leg spans up to 10 inches. They prefer tree holes where they can spin thick funnel webs to catch flying insects and use their venom to paralyze the prey. If get bitten by a Fringed Ornament Tarantula, an adult may experience excruciating pain as well as muscles cramping.
2. CHINESE BIRD TARANTULA
These Chinese Bird Tarantula can be easily found in rainforest regions of China and Vietnam. Its name does not indicated that their prey are birds, however, they feed on insects such as cockroaches or crickets as well as some small rodents. They are known to only attack when provoked. Their legs can span up to 8 inches and are used to burrow deep underground to grab food with fangs. Their venom consists of neurotoxins and other ingredients that are known to be neurotransmitter blockers, therefore, if get bitten, humans will experience serious nerve damage that inhibits them from moving and it can lead to death if left untreated.
3. THE YELLOW SAC SPIDER
This creature can cause dead skin tissue if you are bitten by one of them. With the length of 0.25 to 0.5 inches, this Yellow Sac Spider loves to reside in your houses and outdoors such as under thick leaves or under logs. They are known as “sac” spider since they do not weave webs. Its venom can lead to lesions and dead skin tissue. Their diet are other species of spiders, insects and sometimes they do consume their own eggs.
4. SIX-EYED SAND SPIDER
This creature‘s legs may span up to 2 inches and it is extremely venomous despite its meek personality unless disturbed. Its venom is well known for horrifying symptoms such as intravascular coagulation which subsequently lead to blood clots and bleeding beneath the skin and orifices and eventually death.
5. BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER
This creepy appearance of this arachnid with its other name is “synanthrophic” indicate that it obtains a close relationship with human – beings. Since we attract their preys, they do like us. These creatures are nocturnal animals and often hunt at night and since our artificial lights can attract bugs as well as insects, our house are perfect hunting sites for them.
6. CHILEAN RECLUSE AND BROWN SPIDER
Their venom is extremely strong even it is injected by the small fangs. This fatal venom might cause tissue destruction, kidney problems and a big expanding damage which might lead to gangrenous if left untreated. And more significantly, it can result in death thought it is countered with anti – venom.
7. BLACK WIDOW SPIDER
Black widow is more famous for its venom than its name. The female is well known for its habit of consuming its mate after intercourse. Its venom can lead to severe muscles cramps and cerebal paralysis and even death if it occurs in children or elderly.
8. SYDNEY FUNNEL-WEB
This species obtains large venomous fangs to inject its extremely fatal venom into prey’s bodies when it bites. It is considered extremely venomous and fatal to human especially to children. When get bitten, one may experience muscles cramps, injection site, nausea, fatigue as well as vomiting
9. REDBACK SPIDER
This redback spider is native to Australia and its legs can span from 0.12 to 0.16 inches. It belongs to the same family with Widow Spider whose venom is extremely toxic to human. In some severe cases, its bites can lead to seizures, respiratory failure as well as a coma. Moreover, patients may experience muscles shakes, nausea, swelling lymph nodes as well as migraine – type headaches.
10. BRAZILIAN WANDERING SPIDER
Being one of the most venomous and creepiest creatures in the world, the Guinness Book of the World Records has ranked Brazilian Wandering Spider to be the most venomous spider in the world. With the leg span of 5 inches and the ability to inject more than 1mg of its venom in one bite, it is extremely unfriendly and always ready to fight if needed. This creature’s venom is a neurotoxin which can lead to difficulty in breathing (which is called asphyxiation) and subsequently death.