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Widows

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Denny Dee, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Denny Dee

    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Finally found a Northern Widow for the collection. I now have all five U.S. species:

    Latrodectus hesperus - Western Black Widow
    Latrodectus geometricus - Brown Widow
    Latrodectus bishopi - Red Widow
    Latrodectus mactans - Southern Widow
    Latrodectus variolus - Northern Black Widow

    They are incredibly fascinating spiders and are really easy to keep. Only negative is the number of sacs that they drop.
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    Nice! Yeah the whole constant sac dropping and lack of demand for the slings makes me hesitant.
  3. Denny Dee

    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I do not rear them. Too dangerous. So, the sacs, unfortunately, go right into the freezer :(
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    Aww well that's no fun :p don't blame you tho.
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just pulled another one out of my mactans enclosure. She was NOT happy this time :eek:
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    Were did you get your Latrodectus? I have the L. mactans but I'm looking for the other four. Swift's isn't offering Widows right now. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Got them from a variety of different suppliers. PM me if you want a listing. But not optimistic you can get them now until Spring unfortunately.