DESCRIPTION: While similar in appearance to other recluse spiders, the Chilean recluse is larger with a body length up to 15 mm (5/8 in.). They are pale yellow to reddish brown. The carapace (head region) usually has a dark violin-shaped marking which is often difficult to see.
How dangerous is the Chilean recluse spider?
Chilean recluse spider
Among the recluse spiders, this one is often considered to be the most dangerous. Bite victims may suffer symptoms ranging from mild skin irritation to severe premature death of skin or other cells. Rarely, death can occur; one study cites death in about three to four percent of cases.
What does a brown recluse bite look like after 2 days?
Symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite include: Reddened skin that may be followed by a blister that forms at the bite site. Mild to intense pain and itching for 2 to 8 hours following the bite. An open sore (ulcer) with a breakdown of tissue (necrosis) that develops a week or more following the bite.
Should I pop a spider bite blister?
Blisters can appear during a flare-up of symptoms, which stress or a rise in temperature can trigger. These small blisters usually clear up in 2–3 weeks. They may burst on their own, but people should avoid popping them.