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Moldy looking Spider!

Moldy looking Spider!
Chester, Hancock County, West Virginia, USA
October 30, 2010
This was found inside of a friends airbrush. He hasn't got back to me on the size yet.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. Yes, this fungus is specific to cellar spiders. See this page for many more creepy pictures of bugs killed by fungi.

 
Cellar spider fungus and humans?
Does anyone know if this fungus is harmful to or affects humans in any way? I just discovered that we have dead spiders all over our basement with this fungus. They're everywhere. Makes me wonder if it is bad for us humans.

 
Unlikely
This fungus doesn't even affect other kinds of spiders, so there is no reason to suspect it would affect humans.

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