- Sep 1, 2002
I live in a warm part of Western Canada where black widows are very common. I kept one in a jar for about 5 months and it grew quite large, moulting a few times. She ate about 3 crickets a week. She was very fast and vewry aggressive and she was fat. I didnt want to clean her jar because i wasnt very down with getting bit so i let the bodies gather on the bottom. They sat there and got pretty pettrified. One day she went to the bottom to snatch up a new morsel when her fat abdomen struck the back leg of a discarded grasshopper and she burst and died. I was sad.