Huntsman Spiders: Low Risk • Non-Aggressive
 
VENOM TOXICITY Huntsman Spider bite is low risk (non toxic) to humans they are non-aggressive spiders but, a large individual can give a painful bite BEWARE in summer when the female spider is guarding her egg sacs or young.
Area of distribution Australia-wide.
Spider Identification adult varies to 15 mm in body length has long legs diameter of adult including legs up to 45 mm first 2 pairs of legs are longer than rear two hairy buff to beige brown colour with dark patches on the body.
Habitat often found under flaking bark of trees under flat rocks under eaves within roof spaces of buildings may wander into homes it is a shy, timid spider that can move sideways at lighting-fast speed when disturbed.

FIRST AID - Huntsman Spider Bite


[1]  Keep the patient calm - don't panic - avoid excitement - avoid undue movement of patient - reassure the patient - so as to avoid quikening the heart rate and blood flow (with venom) through the body.


[2]  Do NOT bandage - except for Funnel-web spider bite. The venom of other spider bites moves slowly from the bite site - so any restriction causes excruciating pain.


[2]  Use an ICE-PACK (wrapped in cloth) on bite site - to help reduce pain and swelling around the bite site.


[3] If serious symptoms exist - call AMBULANCE dial 000.

 


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