7 Nightmarish Spiders You’ll NEVER Want to Encounter

7 Nightmarish Spiders You’ll NEVER Want to Encounter

Today we present to you 7 nightmarish spiders
you’ll never want to encounter. These six-legged sacks of venom will leave
you with nightmares! Number 7: The Jumping Spider
The Salticidae spider family, also called the jumping spider, contains over 600 described
genera and over 5800 species. They are specifically known for being very
agile while hunting and even executive jumps, especially in response to sudden threats. Jumping spiders are usually found in tropical
forests, temperate forests, deserts and mountainous regions. One species, called Euophrys omnisuperstes,
has been reportedly collected at the highest elevation, on the slopes of Mount Everest. Jumping spiders are easy to distinguish from
other genus because of their specific characteristics, such as prominent eyes. Their body length ranges from 0.04 to 0.98
inches. Their front legs are generally larger than
the hind, but they depend on their rear legs for jumping, while the front ones are used
to assist in grasping prey. In order to jump, they use their internal
hydraulic system, to help them extend the limbs by altering the pressure of body fluid
within them. This means they can perform jumps without
having large muscular legs. Jumping spiders are also known for their excellent
vision, considering the fact that they have eight eyes. The large posterior eyes are adapted to vision
in dim light, in some species, while in others the large anterior eyes are adapted to detailed,
three-dimensional vision, for estimating the range, direction and nature of potential prey. Jumping spiders are diurnal, active hunters. Although they are not considered to be a danger
to humans, people that encounter them might be frightened by their looks and jumping skills. Number 6: The Wolf spider
Wolf spiders belong to the family Lycosidae, and are easy to recognize by their robust
bodies and prominent shining eyes. They are known for having excellent vision,
due to their 8 eight large eyes, arranged in three rows. Flashing a light over the Wolf spider will
produce eyeshine. Depending on the genera, their body size can
range from 0.4 to 1.38 inches. Wolf spiders are nocturnal and depend on camouflage
for protection. This means their body color is adapted to
their favorite habitat. Some species will make deep tubular burrows,
while others will seek shelter under rocks or leaves. They are most likely to be found around grassy
areas, or farm fields, in nature, or around windows, doors, houseplants and inside the
house. They hunt on the ground, and are rather solitary
creatures, despite the name that would suggest they live in packs. Wolf spiders are not aggressive, but will
bite when provoked. Their venom is not debt Lee to humans, but
their bites can be very painful. Symptoms of being bit by one may include swelling
or itching. The pain will go away in a few days, but if
the bite is left untreated, it can result in neck lone sis. Wolf spiders live in many
regions around the world, but are most commonly found around North and South Carolina. In 2000, the Carolina wolf spider was designated
the official state spider of South Carolina. Number 5: Mouse spiders
Mouse spiders, scientifically known as Missulena, are medium to large spiders. Their bodies range from 0.39 to 1.20 inches
in length. Females are all black, while males have specific
colouration, depending on the species. For example, male red-headed mouse spiders
are brown or blue-black in color, with bright red-tinged jaws, and male eastern mouse spiders
have blue patches. There are 17 known species in the Missulena
genus, and all but one are indigenous to Australia. One species may be found in Chile, and the
nearest related genera occur in South America. They prefer to live in burrows that can extend
to the depth of 12 inches, which provide shelter from predators and parasites, but also high
temperatures. These burrows are dug in soil, covered with
a hinged top, known as the trapdoor. Mouse spiders feed on insects, but also some
small animals. Both males and females have large fangs and
will bite if provoked. They do not pose a threat to humans unless
they feel in danger. Some of them may envenom humans, but can also
give dry bites. When bit by a Mouse spider, humans may have
symptoms like tingling around the mouth and tongue, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath,
sweating or even facial muscle twitching. However, serious envenomings in humans are
rare, and most bites documented in the medical literature did not involve serious symptoms
or require antivenom. Number 4: The Sydney Funnel-Web Spider
The Sydney funnel-web spider or Atrax robustus is a venomous spider native to eastern Australia. It got its name because it is usually found
within a 62 mile radius of Sydney, but also from weaving a tubular burrow retreats lined
with silk, with collapsed or open “funnels”. The Sydney funnel-web spider may also be found
around the Central Coast of Australia, to the Illawarra region, and west of Sydney,
to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It is medium to large, its body length reaching
up to 2 inches in length. Also, both males and females are darkly colored,
glossy, with an almost hairless carapace. While females have a larger body, male specimens
usually have longer legs. Sydney funnel-web spiders spend most of their
time in their burrows, rushing out only when potential prey walks across the trip-lines. They feed on insects, frogs or lizards, which
they subdue by injecting them with their venom. Males wander more during the warmer times
of the year, in search of females for mating. Sydney funnel-web spiders are nocturnal, because
day-time conditions could dehydrate them. They are most active during or after the rain,
as their burrows might get flooded. Sydney funnel-web spiders are very dangerous
to people, being able to cause serious injuries. Their venom is highly toxic to humans and
other primates, and can cause debtif the bite is left untreated. They are defensive and rear up on their hind
legs displaying their fangs when they feel threatened. They strike repeatedly and deliver full envenomations
when biting. Their bites are very painful, and symptoms
indicating you have been attacked by a Sydney funnel-web spider include visible fang marks,
drooling, double vision, numbness in the mouth or lips, rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing,
joint pain, severe muscle spasms, confusion, agitation or even coma. In some cases, after biting, Sydney funnel
spiders will remain attached until dislodged. Number 3: Black Widows
The Black widow, scientifically named Latrodectus mactans, is a highly venomous species of spider
which belongs to the family Therididae, most commonly known as widow spiders. It is native to North America and there are
two species: the northern black widow, found in the northeastern United States, as far
west as Texas and as far north as Ohio, and the southern black widow, which can be found
in the northeastern United States and also Canada, where it ranges in the southern parts
of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Black widow females are easy to recognize
by their shiny black bodies, with the distinctive red hourglass-shaped marking on the abdomen. Some female widows have a red or orange patch
above the spinnerets on the top of the abdomen. Males are purple or gray. Female’s bodies range from 0.31 to 0.51
inches, depending on whether they are carrying eggs or not. Males, however, are much smaller, reaching
up to 0.24 inches in body size. Black widows weave three-dimensional tangled
webs, and produce exceptionally strong silk. Their web is strong enough to catch animals
as large as mice. Males also use sperm webs for reproduction,
by depositing seen men on it. Female Black widows may eat the males after
mating. These spiders usually prey on insects, but
may occasionally feed on other arachnids, woodlice, diplopods or chilopods. Although they are highly venomous, only mature
females are dangerous to humans, being capable of envenomation. They have hollow, needle-like mouthparts called
chelicerae, which they use for injecting venom. The symptoms of being bit by a mature Black
widow female are pain, vermon thing, sweating and muscle rigidity, which are also the symptoms
of the illness Latrodectism, caused by the bite of a Latrodectus spiders. This illness is rarely faith hill to humans,
contrary to popular belief. Nevertheless, domestic cats that have been
bit by the Black widow have been known to dye with convulsion and paralysis. Number 2: The Goliath Birdeater
The Goliath birdeater spider is a species that belongs to the tarantula family Theraphosidae. It is usually found in northern South America,
being native to the upland rain forest regions like Guyana, French Guyana, Suriname, northern
Brazil and southern Venezuela. It is a nocturnal species and likes living
in deep burrows, marshy or swampy areas. It is known for being the largest spider in
the world by size and mass, reaching a body length of up to 4.7 inches and a body weight
of up to. 6.2 oz. Its name comes from an 18th-century copper
engraving that shows one eating a hummingbird. However, Goliath birdeater spiders prey on
adult birds very rarely. They usually eat earthworms and toads and
have been occasionally observed preying on lizards, frogs, mice and even snakes. These spiders do not pose a threat to humans
unless provoked. Goliath birdeaters have fangs where they carry
venom and that are large enough to break the human skin. However, the effects of being bitten by such
a spider are similar to being stung by a wasp. Generally, tarantulas only bite humans when
feeling threatened, and not all bites result in envenomation. When they are in danger, they may rub their
abdomen with their hind legs, releasing hairs that cause severe irritations to the skin
and mucous membranes. This species is considered to have the most
harmful tarantula urticating hair of all tarantula species. Goliath birdeater spiders also respond to
threats by making a sound called stridulation, resulted from rubbing together the hair-like
protrusions on their legs. Number 1: The Brazilian Wandering Spider
Phoneutria nigriventer, also known as the Brazilian wandering spider, is a species of
the venomous genus Phoneutria. It is mostly found in tropical South America,
in countries like Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay or Argentina, and usually like to wander the
jungle floor at night, rather than maintaining a web, like most spiders do. While they are active during the night, Brazilian
wandering spiders spend their days hiding in dark and moist places near human dwellings. Spiders in the Phoneutria genus can reach
a leg span of 5.1 to 5.9 inches, and a body length that ranges from 0.67 to 1.89 inches. Specimens have dense prolateral scopulae – a
dense brush of fine hairs – a distinct feature that distinguishes the genus from other related
genera. Their scary appearance is paired with the
high toxicity of their venom, which contains a potent neurotoxin that causes loss of muscle
control, breathing problems, paralysis and eventual asphyxiation. The Brazilian wandering spider’s bite is extremely
painful and causes inflammation. Scientists discovered that females produce
a higher quantity of venom. Even though they are to be taken in consideration
as a real danger to humans, Brazilian wandering spiders usually envenom very small prey, rarely
attacking larger animals. Nevertheless, their bites had already killed
14 documented people until 1996, when an antidote was found.

100 thoughts on “7 Nightmarish Spiders You’ll NEVER Want to Encounter

  1. For our German-speaking viewers, view this video in German by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXpssVIUV0c

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  2. Bird eater? There are several different kind and they get much much larger depending on species and I don't think any are less than 8 inches averagely…

  3. 6 legged freaks, mate spiders have 8 legs! This was a ridiculously inaccurate clip! Please do not allow 5 year olds to produce your future clips.

  4. I own tarantulas and (consider my self a spider/tarantula expert) I can assure you, jumping spiders, wolf spiders, will not and cannot harm you in anyway lmfao. And the “mouse spider” is actually called the Sydney funnel web (or is very similar) and yes is potentially deadly. But what really made me kind of angry, not including the completely harmless, and adorable jumping spider and wolf spider, but the Goliath bird eaters WILL NOT harm you. FINALLY yes, the Brazilian wandering spider can kill you, avoid at all costs, but it is very unlikely you encounter them, they are counted as the most deadly spider in the world

  5. It’s cool that your using the scientific names for the spiders, however it’s unusual that your using imperial measurements in stead of giving both imperial and metic measurements. Ex: inches and centimeters.

  6. Wolf spiders are not dangerous either if you want one that’s dangerous the funnel web spider from Australia they are one mean spider and it doesn’t take much to piss one off

  7. The wandering spider is very dangerous they like to hide in banana bunches so when you buy bananas you should check them when you get bananas

  8. Six legs? Scary jumping spiders? Not sure you are instilling faith in your reporting, certainly not in me.

  9. Fun fact, in a year's time the world spiders eat more meat than exists in all of the human beings on the planet.

  10. Should i be concerned? I live in Pennsylvania and I see funnel webs (not spiders. Actual webs) all the time

  11. THese critters are so cool, but straight up terrifying… like the Bobbit worm, probabaly named after lorena bobbit… is fckin horrible looking. check em out.

  12. Why do people feel they need to comment on points that've been commented on a dozen times already? We know, we know: Spiders have 8 legs not 6; they're not insects. Jumping spiders are cute not harmful. We get it.

  13. The scariest shit I've ever encountered was a wolf spider, that bitch was chilling up in the corner in the shower and I was inches away from it while standing and didn't fucking notice, when I did notice it, I immediately panicked because it was bigger than my hand at the time. The only reason I noticed it is bc after I had showered I decided to relax in the bath and I look up and panicked so bad that I actually bolted out the door almost naked screaming for my parents. I was in 5th grade at the time so just understand that.

  14. This video is pathetic and the creators should be ashamed and embarrassed. Jumping spiders are nightmarish?? They're adorable. "6 legged sacks of venom" spiders have 8 legs. Y'all are legit dumb af

  15. I will love to encounter these spiders I love all spiders also wolf spiders never attack human man
    Ps: if u gonna talk about Australia at least use kilometres

  16. I stopped at jumping spider and wolf spider lmao nightmarish? I dont even care what the next five are, this list is bunk

  17. lol if there's ONE spider that will never give me nightmares, it's a tiny ass jumping spider, that little fucker is cute as hell, he's like a little spider puppy

  18. I'm not saying I hate spider or anything

    But if I were to choose between a room full of zombie and one full of spiders. I'd choose the zombies even if the spiders weren't deadly or toxic…..

  19. Jumping spiders are the cutest spiders ever! I love them! Wolf spiders aren’t scary either and I like them.

  20. The like-dislike ratio for this video needs to lean more towards the dislikes. This guy obviously has a negative bias against spiders and can't even get basic facts right.

  21. Jumping spiders??? Wolf spiders??? Really??? Also those mouse spiders look awesome. I'd love to own a couple. And that wasn't a Sydney funnel-web on the guy's hand. That was a new world tarantula. I'd also love to run into a Goliath Bird-Eater. They're expensive as all heck.

  22. Those little spiders with the cute eyes look adorable tho. And some people have them as pets. So cuuuute, why would they be on this list?

  23. I respect spiders and in fact I do not fear them–as they are more scared of me than I am of it–I like daddy long legs, but I think spiders are gross. My biggest fear is them jumping on me but that's a normal fear.

  24. One of these was found in one of the rooms in my house or is it was about the size of two half dollars forever for anybody that was asking it was a wolf spider

  25. Ive encountered many of wolf spiders and there hella fast. Tried to drown one but they swim really good and fast. They dknt harm humans though there just bullies and tease

  26. I actually laughed out loud that jumping spiders are on this list. really?!?! they're one of the cutest spiders and super sweet and curious!!! this whole video is absolutely ridiculous lol. just fueling stigmatizism of spiders when they're already incredibly misunderstood.

  27. You really don't know much about Australian spiders or spiders in general, 1. Australian wolf spiders can kill people, 2. Their bite does not cause necrosis, or necrotising arachnidism as it is properly called, it has since been found that it is caused by an enzyme that spiders pick up on their fangs from the soil, 3. Only male Sydney funnel webs are lethal to humans though there are species of rainforest funnel webs in Australia that both sexes are lethal

  28. Jumping spiders are not creepy at all
    First there was a show called Lucas the spider
    And they kill mosquitos so scientists use them to save people
    That have malaria and it comes from mosquitos
    And jumping spiders eat a lot of them so they are
    Super heroes but an insect

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