The name comes from there, according to a renowned entomologist at Cambridge University. “They get in there and like to hide, and they wait until you go to the bathroom to bite you.”
It’s crucial to be wary of brown recluse spiders because they are becoming more common. Reports are flooding in from all around North America that brown recluse spiders are biting people of all ages, emerging from their anus to inject their host with venom, and sending many of them to the hospital.
For those who are unaware, brown recluse spiders can be recognized by the violin-shaped marking on their back, their noticeable pedipalps, and their propensity to conceal themselves in fans or people’s bottoms.
Another researcher stated that “often, people won’t even be aware that the spider has made its nest inside of their anus.” “The spider lays eggs inside and stays there. It likes eating feces but dislikes going outside much.
Scientists advise people to spend an hour or two each day crouched over a mirror with a flashlight, checking their bottoms for spiders with their fingertips or Q-tips during the brown recluse paranoia season (now).
Because they are introverts and eat feces, spiders should not be disturbed, therefore try to remain calm and avoid playing music or bringing other spiders near them.
Researchers also cautioned that the spider should be of particular worry to parents because children’s anuses are exposed more frequently than adults’ are through diaper changes and creeping around in daycare facilities while naked.
The majority of spider is found there, according to pediatrician Dylan Clark. “The spider runs right up and gets inside the kids’ butts as they crawl around in their play enclosure naked, and it stays there since it doesn’t like to be social and leave. Additionally, it consumes infant feces.
In fact, parents who were bitten by the spider while changing their baby’s diaper make up the vast majority of cases who are admitted to the hospital.
“With babies, you need to exercise extra caution. They are genuinely loaded with spiders and some of them can go years without a decent spider flush,” said Clark. When changing them, “clear them out with your keys or a pencil.”