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Wilderness: Black Widow and Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)

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Media file 1: Brown recluse spider. Note the violin pattern on cephalothorax and light-colored, hairless abdomen.
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Media file 2: Brown recluse spider.
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Media file 3: Brown recluse spider head close-up.
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Media file 4: Black widow spider. Note the characteristic hourglass abdominal markings.
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Media file 5: Black widow spider.
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Media file 6: Black widow spider underbelly and egg sack

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Media file 7: Black widow spider

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