Spider Identification Chart – Venomous or Dangerous?
7 September 2006
Termite.com is actually the site that I got the funnel web spider first aid information from (obviously not verbatim – mine is more vivid). If you happen to see a creepy looking spider in your back yard and want to know whether you’re taking your life in your hands by poking it with a stick (even if you’re not, please don’t), then this chart is for you:
I personally like the web version much better as it has an animated image of the male funnel web spider that does a little jig!
The chart lists the spiders by whether they are:
- Deadly and Dangerous (this is where the funnel web spider is)
- Venomous – Poisonous – Painful Bite, and
- The “Low Risk” Spiders
Termites.com is actually a really good, very informative site about all sorts of creepy crawlies. These guys are apparently the ones who can eradicate the following vermin and nasties from your home:
- rats and mice
- termites (of course!), and