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    Black Widow

    So, I was cleaning in our garage yesterday, and long story short, I now have a pet black widow spider. She's beautiful, and we named her Bellatrix. Can anyone give me a few tips on how to take care of her? Thanks in advance!

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    Lol, I kept a black widow for a little while when I was younger... Until an eggsack appeared in there. That was the end of that little endeavor. I just dropped an appropriately sized cricket into her web every now and then. Kept her in one of the little "critter keepers" with a toilet paper roll standing vertically inside. She made her web in there, made feeding her super easy.

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    Until someone unsuspecting knocks it over and all hell breaks loose.

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    Best way to care for a true spider is to not keep it. Seriously.. captive true spiders are extremely difficult to care for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    Best way to care for a true spider is to not keep it. Seriously.. captive true spiders are extremely difficult to care for.
    That's actually true though apparently they arent very happy in captivity.

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    This might help a bit: http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Bug,%20B...w%20Spider.htm

    I would plant some CPs around its enclosure just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    Best way to care for a true spider is to not keep it. Seriously.. captive true spiders are extremely difficult to care for.
    Just out of curiosity, what makes them so difficult? And what distinguishes a true spider from a "fake" one?

    Silly questions, perhaps, but I'm just starting to sort of take an interest in arachnids.

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