Thanks, i thought it could be a black widow. Whats the best way to catch it?It could be a black widow, but it's hard to be certain from that shot. Better shots from different angles would be helpful - especially if you could get a ventral shot. Black widows have a distinctive red/orange hourglass shape on their bellies. The mark can vary considerably, both among species and between individual spiders. On some spiders the hourglass is very clear while on others it looks more like a pair of triangles or even a pair of spots.
There are other spiders - including the Steatoda spiders, some of which are commonly called "false widows" - that can look similar.
I've had good luck with the "cotton candy" method - you put a bucket near/below the spider, then swirl a long stick gently around the web, like you were making cotton candy and wrapping it around the stick. When you have the spider and web on the stick, move it to the bucket. The spider will likely drop off the stick at some point which is why you want to have the bucket close. Cover the bucket with a piece of paper or cardboard and take it outside to a more convenient spot to relocate the spider.Thanks, i thought it could be a black widow. Whats the best way to catch it?
That is a true statement my friend. They are almost always good for a show come feeding time. They are not scared of much while in their web. They'll take prey many times their own size without any problem whatsoever. When they have the home field advantage they almost cannot be beaten by anything. That's why I these are some of my favorites to keep of any inverts out there.Keep it as a pet! Widows make great captives. I will always have a few in my collection.
Do you have any evidence to back up its a widow? Can you properly ID it? This isn't a facebook group.