Advertisement This fall, I've tried breeding Cheiracanthium mildei and it was a disaster... Male ended up eating the slightly larger female (even after I fed him a nice fly). I then managed to catch two Phidippus apacheanus and the male attacked the female, she's crippled now. I don't understand, widows are easy to breed, P. Audax are easy to breed.. while others is a serious challenge. I still haven't been successful breeding some species, it's annoying. Has anyone bred these two species before?