Black Widow's belly suddenly went small

Jimmy Jamblez

Arachnopeon
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Hi guys,

I just had a look at my widow and her stomach has gone small. More than half of the size it was yesterday.
She has 5 egg sacs with her and a few slings are still hanging around in her web but they are really small.

Does any one have any idea what's going on with her belly?

PS: I feed her crickets and moths every second or third day so she's well fed.
 

chanda

Arachnoking
Old Timer
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Jun 27, 2010
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Hi guys,

I just had a look at my widow and her stomach has gone small. More than half of the size it was yesterday.
She has 5 egg sacs with her and a few slings are still hanging around in her web but they are really small.

Does any one have any idea what's going on with her belly?

PS: I feed her crickets and moths every second or third day so she's well fed.
Has she laid a new egg sac? That will definitely cause a dramatic decrease in abdominal size.
 

Ghost56

Arachnobaron
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Aug 28, 2016
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443
Definitely sounds like she laid another sac.

And I'd be careful leaving all 5 of those egg sacs. If they're all fertile, that's a TON of little spiders that will grow into very venomous adults.
 

RTTB

Arachnoprince
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You are going to have your hands full with a load of spiderlings.
 
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