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Believed to be a ground spider of some sort. - Trachelas

Believed to be a ground spider of some sort. - Trachelas
fort wayne, Indiana, USA
August 22, 2010
Spider, and spiderbite. The dark circle around it was permenant marker that we used to gauge if it got bigger in size.

Started as a "mosquito bite", then formed a blister about the size of a pencil eraser. Five hours later was a noted difference in size. Eventualy we had to drain and clean it. The fluid was clear, no discoloration, no pus. Two days later, it's the size of a quarter, still leaking clear fluids, and hasn't changed size past the permenant marker outline.

Believed to be some sort of ground spider, can anyone identify further?

Moved from ID Request.

Spider Bite
Did you actually see this spider biting?

Probably allergic reaction to the bite...
Sometimes you get ridiculous inflammation with random harmless bites. It could also mean the wound became infected after the bite. If you have any doubts or concerns, see a physician.

Allergic blisters
If it is itchy, then a bite is the probable cause- but I would not suspect a spider. The allergic immune system needs to have seen the saliva before in order to act this way, so it would be a mite, a mosquito, or some other blood-feeding arthropod. Down in the southern US we also see this with fire ant stings in very sensitive people. Allergic blisters take a day or so to develop after the bite, and so it is not uncommon for the true culprit to remain a mystery. The fluid from allergic blisters is clear or maybe slightly yellow; the fluid from a bacterial infection is cloudy. The treatments are different, and so it is good that you made note of that.

Looks like a male

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