Do You Really Know Brown Recluse Spiders?

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  • 1. 
    What is the most identifiable characteristic of a brown recluse spider?
    • A. 

      The stripes on its legs

    • B. 

      The red hour glass on its abdomen

    • C. 

      The tell-tale violin pattern on its cephalothorax

    • D. 

      It emits a soft humming right before biting

  • 2. 
    How many eyes does the recluse have?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      One

  • 3. 
    The bite of the brown recluse ...
    • A. 

      Is fatal

    • B. 

      Is extremely painful

    • C. 

      Goes unnoticed until a large abscess has formed

    • D. 

      Is rare and seldom creates health issues

  • 4. 
    Brown recluse spiders build webs that are ...
    • A. 

      Very intricate and well-formed

    • B. 

      Hidden from view

    • C. 

      Found out in the open

    • D. 

      Green and brown in color

  • 5. 
    The legs of the brown recluse can be used to identify them because ...
    • A. 

      They are uniformly colored with no stripes and have no barbs

    • B. 

      They have only four

    • C. 

      They have large bands of white and black, and lots of sharp barbs

    • D. 

      They can regrow an injured or missing leg

  • 6. 
    What color is the brown recluse spider?
    • A. 

      Brown and white

    • B. 

      Brown and yellow

    • C. 

      Brown and green

    • D. 

      Brown with no other colors

  • 7. 
    If you think you have seen a brown recluse spiders you should:
    • A. 

      Check to see if you're in California, then capture the spider and take it to an entomologist for verification (experts want to see it)

    • B. 

      Move and leave all of your belongings behind

    • C. 

      Call the local newspapers and television stations to report a sighting

    • D. 

      Post a picture on Facebook

  • 8. 
    Why aren’t there brown recluse spiders in California?
    • A. 

      The state is far enough removed from the spiders' native range that they haven't spread this far west.

    • B. 

      What do you mean there are no brown recluse spiders in California?

    • C. 

      Agriculture inspection stations at the borders have managed to fight off the marauding spiders?

    • D. 

      California's free-wheeling lifestyle is too hectic for the reclusive recluse.

  • 9. 
    The best way to avoid brown recluse spiders is ...
    • A. 

      Wrap yourself in plastic wrap before going to bed

    • B. 

      Stay out of the Midwest where the spiders are common

    • C. 

      Use a powerful bug balm to kill every insect in your house

    • D. 

      Encourage rats to take up residency in your house and eat the spiders

  • 10. 
    People fear brown recluse spiders because ...
    • A. 

      The spiders are deadly

    • B. 

      The spiders feed at night when we are most vulnerable

    • C. 

      These spiders are the sneakiest of all spiders

    • D. 

      Many people have a fear or dislike of spiders in general and the brown recluse suffers from a serious image problem