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How to Have a Black Widow As a Pet


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Steps

  1. Find a container that is impossible to escape from.Tea jars, jam jars, and any other jars are great because the lid is screwed on, and no spider can escape from that unless they've been working out.
  2. Put a little Vaseline or something slippery around the top ring of the jar.This will prevent your widow from trying to climb out.
  3. Before you go catching your spider, you may want to research if it is legal in the area you are in.While trying to catch one, you won't need safety where unless you do something stupid. All you need is a container, and a stick/tongs. use the stick or tongs to nudge it into the container. They are slow spiders that can't jump or fly, it is easy!
  4. Put a small flower pot or something similar in the jar.Black widows are shy creatures and would enjoy a place to hide.
  5. Put the jar in a safe place.If you have cats, it's best to put the jar in a place where they don't go. The garage is potentially the safest place for the widow; it also makes them feel more comfortable.
  6. When feeding the widow, be sure to look at where she is before you go throwing food in there.They will eat crickets, and most any other bug you put in there.
  7. Try not to disturb her too much.Most likely, black widows might try to rest similar to spiders. Trying to disturb it will get it agitated and bite you, leaving you injured.

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  • Question
    Is the black widow endangered?
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  • Question
    What if I really want to hold a black widow?
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    Black Widow spiders are the most venomous spider in North America. Even with immediate medical attention, you will probably get very sick if you are bitten. Therefore, it is not recommended that you hold a black widow.
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    Wouldn't the black widow bite me? Isn't that bad?
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    Yes, if the black widow bit it would be very dangerous. I would keep it in its tank and make sure there are absolutely no escape routes. If you are still worried about it, then try looking into other pets!
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  • Question
    Wouldn't the black widow suffocate without air flow?
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    Yes. Keeping any living thing enclosed without any ventilation is not a good idea. Perhaps the spider has enough air in the jar if you take off the lid to feed it daily, but I would either get a very large jar or a very secure tank.
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  • Question
    Does the black widow have a scientific name?
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    Yes. Black widows (and other widows) are from the genus latrodectus and family theridiidae.
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  • Question
    What is the average lifespan of a black widow?
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    The average lifespan of a black widow is 1-3 years if it has enough space to move and web and is fed well.
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  • Question
    Can I tame a black widow?
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    No, there isn't really a way to "tame" a spider.
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  • Question
    How can you tell if a black widow is a male or female?
    Sleepi.corgi
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    Female black widows are known for their distinctive marking on their belly. It is shaped like an hourglass and blood red. Female black widows' bodies are smooth. As for males, look for different coloring. Male widows have brown, gray and black coloring, and are usually smaller than the female.
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  • Question
    Isn't it stupid to keep a black widow as a pet?
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    No, as long as it's in a secure container from which it can't escape.
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  • If you are worried about getting bitten but you want a black widow, see if you can find a male. They aren't as venomous.
  • If you have arachnophobia (a fear of spiders), don't get one. That is unless you want to overcome your fear for spiders.
  • Plastic webs are good with small spiders.

Warnings

  • Don't hold your widow...and if you are stupid enough to do so, be aware of the risks. Do not squeeze or apply any pressure to the Widow, as it will take such to be a threat towards its life and be compelled to bite. If you are bitten, seek medical attention immediately, but remain calm.
  • The likelihood of your death, if you obtain medical attention immediately, is extremely slim. This, however, is not a pass to be foolish...these animals are best left admired without physical touch.





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