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Widow lover's Latrodectus pics

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Widow lover, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. RebelWolf

    RebelWolf Arachnopeon

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    Why yes. Both the Latrodectus Hesperus and Latrodectus Mactans are my two favorite widows. Someday when the time's right and when my life's not too busy, I'll be sure to buy some. They seem like great pets
     
  2. Fishcrunch

    Fishcrunch Arachnosquire

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    Why not try to collect your own? Both species are practically as common as dirt in most southern states. I can go to nearly any camping ground and find them in the restrooms or the electrical boxes.
     
  3. RebelWolf

    RebelWolf Arachnopeon

    I would but I live in the northeast, there are no black widows here. The northern widow ( Latrodectus Variolus) is found but I've had no luck. That's why I will buy some. It's a better option
     
  4. Fishcrunch

    Fishcrunch Arachnosquire

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    Just saying if you're ever in the mood to camp/travel, close to a third of the country is overflowing with widows.
     
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  5. RebelWolf

    RebelWolf Arachnopeon

    Yeah, if I do travel by car again to a state with widows, I'll be sure to do that. A road trip sounds nice
     
  6. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    I had L.mactans as a child, very simple to care for and very relaxed animals. Was it smart for 10 year old me to have one? No probably not, but I kept her because I figured that pretty much anyone else who would find her would kill her.
     
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  7. RebelWolf

    RebelWolf Arachnopeon

    Cool! They are very calm and nonaggressive spiders. That's another reason why they make great pets. You can handle em without gettin' bit. Very low maintenance. I used to live in Indiana and all we had were brown recluse spiders but black widows are better than recluses
     
  8. RebelWolf

    RebelWolf Arachnopeon

    Ah, now that's the spider I wanted to see
     
  9. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Awesome collection!
     
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  10. lawkmlaw

    lawkmlaw Arachnopeon

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  11. kevinlowl

    kevinlowl Arachnoknight

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    That is so beautiful. It reminds me of Bloodseeker's helmet.

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  12. Widow lover

    Widow lover Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    Latrodectus tredicimguttatus pairing

    Paired 3-5-16

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  13. TheInv4sion

    TheInv4sion Arachnobaron Active Member

    I'm curious where you got these. The only widows I've seen for sale are bishopis, mactans, and geometricus
     
  14. dylanaxolotl

    dylanaxolotl Arachnosquire

    One of my pallidus is a male and the other died in premolt. :(
     
  15. dylanaxolotl

    dylanaxolotl Arachnosquire

    Later in the year when I have more money, I'd love to buy some of the exotics.
     
  16. Widow lover

    Widow lover Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

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    Just give me a ring whenever :)
     
  17. Widow lover

    Widow lover Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    Latrodectus sp "Mexico" mating

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  18. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Yay tred male getting the job done! Lol hopefully both males lived too to make another circuit with the females later on.
     
  19. Widow lover

    Widow lover Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    I have another female I'm planning on mating with the other male, she is being kinda weird and not eating though. Hopefully she pulls through.
    Two gravid females would be nice
     
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  20. Widow lover

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    Latrodectus bishopi starting her egg sac
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