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This is a discussion on A different sort of beauty within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I'm a little unsure about this one. Big spiders I like; the small ones I ...

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    I'm a little unsure about this one. Big spiders I like; the small ones I tend to avoid. Having said that we don't have any even remotely dangerous species here in the UK. BTW Paul, whose eye is your avatar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidmorris View Post
    Spectacular jaws!!!!! Full of venom I guess. From which country are you Paval? I just might start to search for a girlfriend here!
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    Actually those aren't its jaws, Morris. It's a modification of the male's pedipalps, which are -- in many arthropods -- small leglike structures which the animal ordinarily uses to manipulate food and other objects. In male spiders, the pedipalps undergo a transformation during their molt to adulthood causing them to take on this enlarged 'boxing glove' like appearance. They will be used to deposit the male's sperm into the female's genital opening. Here is a pretty decent explanation for those interested:
    HowStuffWorks "Spider Reproduction"

    Unless you live in certain areas of Florida in the US, you will not find any of these in the wild.

    To answer your Q, Steve:
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...tml#post264582

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    being a s. Louisiana boy, i used to catch black widows as a kids and keep them in jars... i have never seen this cousin before but certainly saw the resemblance... you may not die, but ive never been a big fan of necrotic spots either... distance, keep yer distance... still, i cant help but be drawn to creepy crawlies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurphr View Post
    you may not die, but ive never been a big fan of necrotic spots either...
    Necrotic tissue damage from a widow bite is very rare, Shane, as their venom is neurotoxic not cytotoxic -- unlike the infamous brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa). If a necrotic spot does develop, it would be from a bacterial infection.

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