I found this in an old toolbox that we keep dog food in outside needed to know if it’s dangerous.
Yes, it has dangerous venom, but it is not aggressive. This is a Recluse in genus Loxosceles. There are four known species in the genus in Texas. They all have necrotizing venom. The good news is that they very rarely bite. https://texasinsects.tamu.edu/recluse-spider/
I had my first encounter with a brown widow today quite thrilling. I also picked up a mamma wolf spider carrying her eggs. I will post that picture later.
I hope you didn’t pick up the Brown Widow too. I’m lucky I live in a place with safe spiders, I grab too many things impulsively.
No I didn’t pick up the brown widow, even though I wanted to, I used my brain and said no. I seen it under a screen door ledge. I recognized the webbing of it to be a widow. I thought it was a black widow until I seen its legs to be tan and black, common colors of brown widows. I got a stick and moved its webbing and seen the legs and knew right then and there it was a brown widow. So i kept poking at it until I seen its orange hour glass. It was really exciting.