Picture ID 52486

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2019
  • Photographed: Jan 29, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Sink or bathtub
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, it does look like a woodlouse hunter, Dysdera crocata. Their specialized fangs move horizontally to pinch into woodlice/sowbugs/pillbugs. That makes the physics of one being able to grab your flatter skin less likely, though not impossible. To reduce the bacterial puncture wound risk you could pour bleach into the drain and the overflow to help disinfect the surfaces the spiders’ fangs touch. Pouring boiling water can also help reduce bacteria and the matter they grow on. This isn’t a particularly venomous spider, I’m more concerned about your immune system and possible venom allergy or infection risk. If you and… Read more »