The Brown recluse spider’s most defining characteristic is its dark violin-shaped marking directly behind the eyes. This spider is equipped with three sets of eyes whereas most other spiders have four. The Brown recluse is a medium-sized spider that is typically between ¼ – ½ inch in length. They are commonly found in old boxes, houses, furniture, and other types of buildings and are also well traveled.
Brown recluse spiders are generally pretty shy and only bite when disturbed. Persons bitten usually do not feel any pain for about two hours, then a blister forms around the bite, and the pain becomes intense. The healing from a brown recluse is very slow and can sometimes take 6 – 8 weeks. Any persons suspecting a bite from this spider should consult a physician immediately.