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Can a spider lay eggs in a human body?my friend said a spider laid eggs in his arm before

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blueeyes1335 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 9, 2008 at 4:33 PM via web

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Can a spider lay eggs in a human body?

my friend said a spider laid eggs in his arm before

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 10, 2008 at 7:14 AM (Answer #1)

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The depends on how you define "in." Most stories about spiders laying eggs under human skin, or in the muscular tissue, are urban myths. They aren't supported by evidence, and mostly show how scared people are of spiders. That said, it is possible for spiders to lay their eggs in the ear or nose, where there's already a hollow and it's out of sight and easy reach. It isn't likely, but it is possible.

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zhanokun | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 23, 2008 at 1:43 PM (Answer #2)

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for everyone that says this is only a legend... 

yes spiders can lay eggs inside a body.. if they can get inside..

more or less all insects hachin time is determend by tha heat around tha eggs,, and human/animals are optimal heatsource for this.

 i work as a bucher.. and iv seen meny insect Eggs youst insde of tha animals skin.. but most times these are eggs from Flyes.

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meganlewis1 | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted September 20, 2011 at 5:31 AM (Answer #3)

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yes they can i saw this one show and they had to dig it out of there scalp it was gross i wish i never watched that

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pranitingale | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted March 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM (Answer #4)

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YUP ☺☺ UNDER THE SKIN WITH MY OPINION IS NOT A SUITABLE PLACE FOR THE LAYMENT OF EGGS ☺☺    

♦BUT, it could be possible if they gets appropriate place with favourable conditions needed in the place where these eggs reside♦

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sobiamujeeb | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted July 30, 2012 at 3:44 AM (Answer #6)

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The have no means of laying eggs inside of a person, they have no ovipositors, and their eggs are simply laid onto surfaces. They could always lay eggs on you, if you you are incredibly lazy and never move, sure, they they would just think you are a warm wall. But even the slightest movements during egg deposition would deter the spider from laying their eggs there.

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namelesswonderer | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:40 AM (Answer #7)

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yes, there is one type of spider that lays its eggs under your skin, if you are really that worried i would go see a doctor

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted June 30, 2014 at 8:29 AM (Answer #8)

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Not sure about in the skin, as the skin is a really strong barrier, but a spider can lay eggs on the skin.

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eli468 | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted August 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM (Answer #9)

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Spiders do not lay eggs inside of a human body. Despite having to risk penetrating the skin to try and lay eggs near the surface, if they could, the human body is not a proper place for the eggs to mature. It is a myth that the body temperature helps to make the eggs grow. The temperature would actually kill off any spiders and if the eggs were under the skin it would kill any spider eggs due to lack of oxygen as well as the body naturally trying to fight off the foreign thing.

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