Camel spiders are venomous spiders type that can even chew on people, especially when they are asleep. The venom that enters the body during this process makes the bite area numb and the bite victim cannot feel anything at all. However, the venom is not deadly but there is no doubt that camel spider bites are extremely painful in nature.
Since there are many types of spiders in nature, one thing that you should definitely know is how to distinguish between the camel spider and other types of spiders. The color of the camel spider ranges from beige to brown or even light gray in many cases. The species of camel spider decides on their length. The large jaws of a camel spider differentiate them from others. Their jaws are paired like that of a pliers tool. This helps them catch their prey better and crush them in a sawing motion, finally pulping down the prey.
The camel spider belongs to arachnid category and specifically solifugids type of arachnid. The simple definition of solifugids is ‘those who run from the sun’. Some researchers say, that camel spiders look more like a scorpion.The table below will help you understand the differences between a camel spider, a normal spider and a scorpion:
|Legs||Eight legs plus two false legs||Eight Legs||Eight legs|
|Body Segments||Two- Head and abdomen||Two- Head and abdomen||Three- head, curved tail and body|
|Ways of Eating||Mice, small desert insects, bite their prey and bite chunks of their flesh||Inject fluid inside their prey and then sip the liquefied flesh||Inject fluid, digest their prey outside their body partially and also sip the liquefied flesh|
Length: 6-8 inches
|Range of Colors|
Range of Sizes
|They glow when ultra violet rays fall on them.|
|Habitat||Deserts||All Types of Habitats||Deserts|
|Toxicity Levels||No Venom||Have venom, some spiders have to an extent of harming humans||Have venom, some scorpions to an extent to harm humans.|
Arid and warm areas are where camel spiders can be found. This is especially true for deserts. Also, according to various researches, it has been proved that they do not like sunlight and live under the rocks or debris. Some of them even bury themselves within the soil to prevent sunlight exposure. You will find these species of spiders to be more active during the night time.
There are many signs and symptoms that help us understand and differentiate between a normal spider bite and a camel spider bite. The signs & symptoms mentioned here will help you identify what exactly you want and then work accordingly to get the right treatment and remedies. Keep reading to know more about the symptoms of a camel spider bite:
These are some of the well known symptoms of a camel spider bite. However, the signs can differ from person to person on the grounds of allergic reactions.
Camel Spider Bite Infection Picture
Once we are sure about the fact that a camel spider has bitten one of our body areas, the next thing we need to follow is the right way of treatment and first aid for the same. Though, there is a particular time period which the bite will take to heal itself, there are remedies and proper treatment procedures that can help you fasten the process.
Since the camel spider bite is not venomous, it can be healed in the same way as regards bites by other spiders or insects. However, one of the major things that you need to take care of is infection. Ensure that you do not catch any sort of bacterial infection during the course of healing of the wound. The treatment does not include emergency or immediate cure, but you can follow the steps given below:
For the complete healing of a camel spider bite: 1-2 weeks are required (it should be uncomplicated and free from infections)
How to Keep Away from Camel Spiders and Prevent Their Bites
There is no doubt that people who reside in desert areas are prone to camel spider bites. To avoid or prevent the camel spiders and their bites there are some methods that can be adopted. The tips mentioned below will give you the right outcomes:
Some Caution Facts
Watch out for full Documentary video by National Geographic on Camel Spider
This is a complete guide of what all you should be aware of when it comes to camel spiders and their bites. Make sure you look in for the symptoms and treatment whenever in need.Tags: bite, Camel spider, spider bite
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