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The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man's toe?

Do you believe the story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

There isn’t any scientific evidence supporting the claim that a Peruvian wolf spider (Lycosa tarantula) or any other wolf spider species lays eggs in a human’s toe. In fact, wolf spiders do not lay their eggs in living organisms.

Wolf spiders are known for their solitary and non-social behavior. They typically create silk-lined burrows or retreats where they deposit their eggs. The female wolf spider carries the egg sac attached to her spinnerets until the eggs hatch. The spider then carries the spiderlings on her abdomen for a period before they disperse.

Stories like the one you mentioned often fall into the realm of urban legends or misconceptions. While wolf spiders can deliver bites if provoked or threatened, they do not lay eggs inside humans or other animals. It’s important to rely on accurate information from reputable sources and not give credence to sensational or scientifically unfounded tales. If you have concerns about spider bites or any unusual symptoms, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance.

Would you step on a spider “pregnant” with eggs?

I don’t kill spiders. I was taught as a kid that spiders are good bugs; they help eat the bad bugs in your house. They look scary, but if you leave them alone, they’ll leave you alone and eat bad bugs for you.

I occasionally capture spiders and throw them outside if they come too close to me (like crawling on my desk and such), but I don’t kill them.

Although I’ve never seen a pregnant spider… If I did, I probably wouldn’t kill it.

Would you step on a spider “pregnant” with eggs?

If it’s outside, nope. If it has invaded my home with its hellspawn,. I want it dead! I WANT ITS FAMILY DEAD! I WANT EVERYONE IT’S EVER TALKED TO DEAD! EEEEVVERRRRRRYYOOOOOONNEE!

I have a very mixed relationship with spiders. I like them to be around my house. Note “around,” not in.

Living in Florida, there are bugs freaking everywhere. Having spiders in my yard and around the outside of my house is great. It cuts down on the other bugs.

But the little spider minions need to know their place. Outside.

Spider bites suck even when they’re pretty tame. I don’t know enough about spiders to identify the really dangerous ones, so if they’re inside, they get squished.

Would you step on a spider “pregnant” with eggs?


I don’t actually mind spiders in the wild as long as they stay far, far away from me. I respect their role in the ecosystem and even admire them in an academic sort of way.

But if one comes into my house and messes with my feelings of security, it’s dead.


Stomp on mama spiders; stomp on baby spiders; stomp, stomp, stomp.

People who get bitten by a spider then get a large bump on their body. The bump then turns into hundreds of baby spiders. Can that really happen?

No. Spiders bite with modified jaws, just like people do (but their jaws are built and work differently.)

Smaller bites will often cause a small, itchy bump, but it is just a reaction to the bite.

occursEgg-laying is a totally different thing and happens in a different part of the spider’s body.

It would be like getting pecked by a chicken and having a chick come out of the wound.

Is it true that spiders or insects can lay eggs inside the human ear canal?

Most cannot; all won’t.

Spiders won’t crawl into your ear. If they do, it is certainly not suitable for leaving an egg sack: too hot and no flying insects for their babies to catch. Same with insects: unless you have really hairy ears and a headlouse problem, your ear canal is not an ideal location to leave eggs.

Rarely, some insects, like roaches, have been found in ears. They don’t want to be there any more than you want them there, though! They made a mistake and got stuck.

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

I heard that the pink toe tarantula can leap; is that true?

Pink Toes are a group of arboreal tarantula species, and as a result, most (if not all?) have a high degree of mobility and agility. This does include a fairly significant “leap” ability, a necessary skill when you live in a rainforest canopy.

As a result, I don’t really handle my pink toes, and I pretty much only take them out when I can’t safely work on their cage with them still inside. While the bite risk is essentially nonexistent (someone somewhere has been bitten, I’m sure, but you never hear about it), the real risk is to the tarantula itself.

They are docile but easily spooked, and once spooked, they take off like lightning. Like any panicked creature, it makes poor choices and will sometimes jump to its own doom, and if you’re not ready for it, it can escape into your house, where it may be difficult to recover it safely.

If you must take your pink toe out, make sure to do it close to the floor, away from walls, and try not to do it alone, preferably with someone who is not afraid of tarantulas. The last thing you want is for a pink toe to escape onto your back where you can’t see or reach it.

In this video, a man lets one leap from hand to hand. This one probably isn’t even running as fast as it could, since I’ve seen them nearly teleport up people’s arms and out onto the walls in no time.

My personal suspicion is that the reason so many pet store pink toes are missing a leg is because they frequently dodge the pet store employees and lose a leg in the process of being apprehended.

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

Can spiders lay eggs in your lung cavity?

No. No spider would get into your lung cavity unless you were dead and somebody hacked your body apart, leaving the major arteries and veins open to the air. But I doubt that any spider would go in there while you were still wet, and before you could dry, you would probably be totally decayed.

Your mouth is sticky. You tend to either spit things out or chew them, and either spit that out or swallow it. If a spider started down your air intake passage, you would cough violently. You would experience yourself as choking. In the process of coughing and trying to get the stuff out of your throat, you would mash it up.

Spiders don’t like wet places, especially for egg sac making and storage. They would prefer something with protection and good ventilation if they are the kind of spider that hangs its egg sacs on something. If they are web-weavers, they generally hang their egg sacs close to their webs. There are spiders that live in caves, but I’m pretty sure that they tend to keep their eggs near the top. There are some spiders that live in forest litter, and they would probably find a sheltered niche somewhere to build a shelter and keep their eggs there. Wolf spiders and nursery web spiders put their eggs in a sac and carry the sac along with them. The nearest thing to what you are thinking of are spiders that live in burrows in the ground. But those places are generally silk-lined and kept dry. dioxide-belching

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

Do female wolf spiders need to mate in order to lay eggs?

Yes, female wolf spiders do need to mate in order to lay fertile eggs. After mating, the female wolf spider will lay her eggs in a silk-lined sac that she carries with her or attaches to her spinnerets. The number of eggs in the sac can vary depending on the species but can range from a few dozen to several hundred.

It’s worth noting that while male wolf spiders are known for their elaborate courtship rituals, in which they tap and wave their pedipalps to attract a mate, female wolf spiders are also capable of reproducing asexually without the need for a male mate. This process, known as parthenogenesis, involves the female producing offspring without fertilization and is more commonly observed in isolated populations or in species with limited access to mates. However, parthenogenesis is not the primary mode of reproduction in most wolf spider species, and females still require a male mate in order to produce fertile eggs.

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

Is it possible for spiders to lay eggs on humans?

No. It’s urban legends, myths, and Hollywood. predators.Spiders are pretty resourceful predators; they are also aware that you are a living creature, and one thing I’ve learned from studies of these marvels is that they put their egg sacs in a secure location away from predators. You are a predator, a big one! sundevall), I think you’d notice if a spider put it’s egg sac in your ear, especially if, like the Wolfie (Lycosidae sundevall), one of my favourite little spiders, they are constantly checking on their young.

Wolfie is carrying her spiderlings.

You’d certainly be aware of it! It’s thanks to Hollywood and urban myths that spiders are made out to be parasitic; nothing could be further from the truth. They want nothing to do with humans, full stop. There has never been a case of spiders laying eggs in humans and there never will be. 😁

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

Is there a spider that lays eggs under your skin?

The question is: Is there a spider that lays eggs under your skin?

No. There are no spiders that will lay eggs under your skin or crawl under your skin. Spiders need oxygen to live, eggs need oxygen to develop, and baby spiders need oxygen to survive. There is no oxygen in the tight, wet flesh under your skin.

Also, baby spiders are tiny when they emerge from their eggs—practically microscopic. Their fangs are far too tiny and weak to pierce human skin at all, so there is no way that they could somehow gnaw through layers of flesh from the inside in order to emerge.

There are neither spiders nor spider eggs under anybody’s skin.

This kind of thing is an often-repeated myth with many variations., a website that investigates urban legends and exposes them as false (usually) or true, addresses at least two ridiculous versions of this myth:

Although Snopes determined the second one to be only “probably false,” I would deem it entirely false. (I think Chris Buddle, the expert quoted in the story, was just being conservative and gentle with his answers.) It is entirely implausible, and I don’t buy it for a second.

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

Could a spider get inside your shoe and bite you with your socks on?

I’ll skip the snark and point out that yes, spiders, stinging ants, or scorpions that get in your shoe can bite or sting through your sock, particularly if your socks are thin.

Scorpions, in particular, can sting through socks. If you’re out camping or backpacking, make sure you shake out your boots every morning to avoid arthropod issues.

How do spiders lay eggs?

The female lays down a very thick sheet of silk in which to deposit the eggs. She will stand over the silken sheet, and a thick yellow slurry will begin to drip out of her epigynum. Along with this liquid, the eggs themselves begin to appear. After depositing all of the eggs, the female spider will turn the corners of the sheet inward and over the eggs. She will add silk to hold everything together in a silken ball called an eggsac. The female will carry the egg with her and guard it. Wolf spiders carry their eggs with their spinnerets. Otter spiders carry them with their palps. together, and they will turn the eggsac to prevent the eggs from sticking together. In time, Mama will open the sac with her fangs and release a bunch of sweet little spiders!

Can spiders lay eggs inside of humans?


Spiders are free-living predators. They are not parasites. They hunt and trap small prey.

There aren’t even any arachnids that can lay their eggs inside humans. However, there are no endoparasite arachnids.

I have been telling people how useful and harmless spiders are. But I have been remiss; I’m not describing arachnid ectoparasites. Some readers may have mistaken an arachnid ectoparasite for a spider.

There are other arachnids that are ectoparasites. Ticks and dust mites are ectoparasite arachnids.

Dust mites are arachnids that can lay eggs on a human. However, they can’t lay eggs in a human.Dust mites are microscopic. They are much smaller than spiders.

Ticks are arachnids that drink mammalian blood. Mammals here include both humans and deer. Ticks carry diseases between deer and humans.

A tick bites a mammal and makes it swell with blood. They are smaller and fatter compared to spiders. They spread rickettsia diseases like Lymes disease. Also, Rocky Mountain spotted illness and maybe typhus.

Tick bites don’t hurt in the sense of pain. but they are very dangerous. Ticks don’t make webs or eat insects.

humans,A tick, when found on humans, holds on tight while still drinking blood. A spider does not hang on to skin.

From a human standpoint, ticks have no known use. They are ectoparasites. Spiders at least reduce the number of insect vermin. Ticks are found on human bodies, sucking away. Spiders are largely indifferent to humans.

Spiders don’t ambush sleeping people in bed. If they did, the person would wake up immediately. A tick does seek out humans. The tick bite doesn’t hurt. The tick often leaves the human undetected. The person often gets rickettsia without knowing how he caught it.

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

Is it possible for spiders to lay eggs on humans?

I have studied spiders for about 43 years. I know of no spiders that have a parasitic lifestyle. All spiders are predators, mostly smaller insects, though a few large species can kill and eat small birds, bats, frogs, snakes, lizards, and fish. blood-filledThere are very few that eat plants (pollen or edible and nutritious parts of certain plants), and one has been identified as eating blood, but it searches out blood-filled mosquitoes; it doesn’t harvest the blood itself. All the rest eat insects or small animals.

No spiders that I know of lay eggs inside the bodies of any animal.

Is it possible for spiders to lay eggs on humans?

When spiders lay eggs, they first make a sort of open cup consisting of silk fibers. Then they lay eggs in the cup, and finally they pull the upper edges together and seal the whole thing into a sphere. Depending on the genus, the egg sag can be hung up in a web, at the edges of a web, in a protected place, carried around until the eggs hatch, etc.

Spiders don’t have any way to dig a pea-sized hole in a human and put an egg sac into the hole. Unlike bot flies, baby spiders have no provision for getting out of anything except for an egg sac, and often the mother spider helps them cut through the touch structure.

So I would say it is not possible for any known spider to do what you suggest. I agree with Nishant Sharma that a very small spider might put its egg sac into an ear or nose, but the ear “wax” would probably be the worst environment for baby spiders to emerge into, and the nose of most humans would sneeze them out before the mother spider even got started. I also don’t know of any spiders that are actually likely to stay on a human body for very long. Jumping spiders will occasionally spend some time exploring a human hand, but that’s only possible if the human doesn’t go about its usual tasks. Even the jumping spiders keep on moving after they’ve checked things out, and any shaking or other rapid movement will likely cause them to bail out on a string of climbing thread.

The story of a Peruvian wolf spider laying eggs in a man’s toe?

Where do spiders lay eggs?

I’m no expert, but I do know that different spiders have different incubation habits.

As far as I know, they tend to use egg sacks. They wrap their eggs, usually a lot of them, in a silk pouch after laying.

Some species carry this pouch on the underside of their abdomen, and some species hide or leave the pouch in a dry, secure location.

Many species that carry the egg sack on their abdomen will still carry around the newly hatched spiderlings (slings for short) in order to protect them. Scorpions also do this.

Did a wolf spider lay eggs in a man’s toe on a cruise?

There is a popular urban legend that circulates in various forms, claiming that a wolf spider laid eggs in a person’s toe, often said to have happened on a cruise. However, there is no credible evidence or documented case to support such a claim. In reality, wolf spiders do not lay their eggs in human flesh. They typically create silk sacs to protect their eggs, which are carried by the female spider.

Urban legends like these often arise and spread as a form of sensational storytelling, but they should be taken with a grain of skepticism unless supported by credible sources or evidence. It’s always a good idea to fact-check and verify information before accepting it as true.

Do Peruvian wolf spiders lay eggs on humans?

No, Peruvian wolf spiders, like all wolf spiders, do not lay their eggs in humans. Wolf spiders are known for carrying their egg sacs with them, attached to their spinnerets at the back of their abdomen. The female wolf spider will typically carry the egg sac until the eggs hatch, and then she will assist the spiderlings for some time before they disperse.

While wolf spiders can bite if they feel threatened, their bites are not typically dangerous to humans. The idea that wolf spiders or any spiders lay eggs in humans is a misconception and not based on scientific facts. If you have concerns about spider bites or any medical issues, it’s always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for accurate information and guidance.

Can spiders lay eggs in your toe?

No, spiders do not lay eggs in human body parts, including toes. Spiders have evolved to lay their eggs in environments suitable for the survival of their offspring, and this typically does not involve laying eggs inside living organisms.

Spiders typically create silk egg sacs where they deposit their eggs. The egg sacs may be attached to surfaces, hidden in sheltered locations, or carried by the female spider. While spiders can bite humans if they feel threatened, their bites are not a means of laying eggs inside the body. In general, the idea of spiders laying eggs inside humans is a myth or an urban legend and lacks a scientific basis. If you have concerns about spider bites or any medical issues, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional for accurate information and advice.

How does a Peruvian wolf spider lay eggs?

The process of how Peruvian wolf spiders (and wolf spiders in general) lay eggs involves several stages:

  1. Mating: Wolf spiders engage in courtship rituals, after which the male transfers sperm to the female. This usually involves the male depositing sperm onto a specialized structure called palps and then using the palps to transfer the sperm to the female’s reproductive organs.
  2. Egg Production: After successful mating, the female wolf spider produces eggs. The eggs develop within her reproductive system.
  3. Egg Sac Creation: Once the eggs are fertilized and ready to be laid, the female constructs a silk egg sac. Wolf spiders are known for carrying their egg sacs with them. The female attaches the egg sac to her spinnerets at the rear of her abdomen, and it is carried there until the eggs are ready to hatch.
  4. Egg Laying: When the time is right, the female wolf spider deposits the egg sac in a safe and sheltered location. The egg sac provides protection for the developing spiderlings.
  5. Hatching: The eggs hatch inside the egg sac, and the spiderlings emerge. Unlike some other spider species, wolf spider mothers actively carry and guard their egg sacs until the spiderlings are ready to disperse.

It’s important to note that wolf spiders do not lay eggs inside other living organisms, including humans. The entire reproductive process occurs externally, with the female safeguarding the eggs and later the spiderlings in their silk sac.

What is a Peruvian wolf spider?

As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, there isn’t a specific species referred to as the “Peruvian wolf spider” that is widely recognized in scientific literature. It’s possible that there may be local or colloquial names for certain species that aren’t well-known on a global scale.

Wolf spiders (family Lycosidae) are a diverse group with numerous species found worldwide, and each species may have specific characteristics and habitats. If there have been new discoveries or taxonomic changes in the spider species since my last update, I may not be aware of them.

If you’re interested in a specific spider species from Peru or any other region, I recommend checking with local entomologists, arachnologists, or scientific resources for the most up-to-date and accurate information. Additionally, scientific databases, field guides, and research papers can provide detailed information about the various wolf spider species that might inhabit a particular region.

Do wolf-spiders have blood?

Yes, wolf spiders, like other spiders, have a circulatory system that functions somewhat differently from the blood systems found in vertebrates like mammals. Instead of blood, spiders have a fluid called hemolymph that circulates nutrients, oxygen, and other substances throughout their bodies.

The hemolymph of spiders doesn’t carry oxygen in the same way that blood in vertebrates does. Instead, spiders have a different respiratory system where they breathe through their lungs or tracheae (small tubes). The hemolymph plays a role in transporting nutrients and waste products.

In summary, while spiders have a circulatory fluid (hemolymph), it is not technically blood in the way that it functions in vertebrates.

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