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Widows

Denny Dee

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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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Denny Dee

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I do not rear them. Too dangerous. So, the sacs, unfortunately, go right into the freezer :(
 

Denny Dee

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Just pulled another one out of my mactans enclosure. She was NOT happy this time :eek:
 

Dan Cooper

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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.
 

Denny Dee

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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.
 

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