Debunking Spider Myths & Misconceptions

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http://www.ThomasShahan.com

A somewhat brief video addressing common spider myths and misconceptions.

Sources and further reading:

Arachnologist Rod Crawford's Spider Myths Page:
http://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/curated/spider-myths

Catherine Scott's "SpiderBytes" Blog:
http://spiderbytes.org/category/spider-myth-busting/

UC Riverside's (Rick Vetter) Spider Page:
http://spiders.ucr.edu/myth.html

Bugguide's Misunderstood Spiders Page:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/240451

Do Hobo Spider Bites Cause
Dermonecrotic Injuries?:
http://barrierpestcontrol.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/VetterIbisterHobo.pdf

Funnel Web Spider Envenomation:
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/772401-overview

Misdiagnosis of Spider Bites:
https://academic.oup.com/jme/article/48/2/382/893951/Misdiagnosis-of-Spider-Bites-Bacterial-Associates

MOST NECROTIC ULCERS ARE NOT SPIDER BITES:
http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2005.72.364#html_fulltext

Black Widow bite reluctance study: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347213005733