The brown recluse spider, also known as the fiddleback spider, is one of two venomous spiders in the Ozarks.
These spiders can live up to 2 years, and range in size from .6cm to 2cm. While not a large spider,
just the words 'brown recluse' strike fear into those who have been bitten or know someone who has been
bitten and had an adverse reaction.
The brown recluse is not an aggressive spider, and tends to hide in
mostly undisturbed areas, hence the recluse part of its name. It's venom is hemotoxic, but the majority
of bites do not result in any symptoms. Even so, there are those who have severe reactions, which can
include vomiting, fever, rashes, necrosis, organ damage, and even death.