Originally Posted by RV Roamer [Gary]
That spider you saw is way to big for a brown recluse. 3/4" would be a large one. Legs and all they are about the size of a quarter.
Yea that is so however the Chilian Recluse is much larger and had been coming in from South America in shipments of wood products. I had a few years ago bagged inside my home three of those 6 eyed devils which are worse than the native Brown Recluse in that their bite can develop a deeper neucrosis and has a greater chance of turning lethal. Actually I got two and the cat 1 which he deposited on my wifes pillow the next morning.
I had one run all over my body at 2 AM. It was in the hand towel in the bathroom of my stick house and after I got that sleep interupting call for porcelin it jumped me when I finished washing my hands.
This all occured the day I came home with South American plywood for a project in the house.
This new one seems more like a Hobo Recluse spider which also has a neucroliptic venom but thankfully not as potent as that of the Brown. It is most likely a male due to its narrow abdomen however I am not an expert on these things.