How many species do you keep?
wow, the pattern is nice indeed. Which species is it?
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Stunning. Ive never seen that before
Excellent! I thought I was the only crazy sonofa---- that kept widows in the house. :P
I'm assuming from your comment "at this stage", that the spider pictured is a juvenile? Very pretty compared to the drab mottled ones we have here.
Excellent Q! I really don't know. I currently keep either one or two species. My older widow is L. mactans (Southern Black Widow). I think my two slings are also mactans but I won't know for certain until I see the gent who gave me the slings to ask him. Did have an L. bishopi (Red Widow) a couple years back but turned out to be a male and the gent I had gotten it from did not have any more (his died out). Bummed about that one. Quite a beauty it was. Unfortunately, bishopi is found only in a small area of Florida.
Do have False Black Widows (Steatoda grossa). If anyone desires slings of those, I got them to spare.
Yeah I get that reaction a lot, too.
Yep, just juvies. Be pretty sweet if they actually kept their current coloration into adulthood. If they are mactans, hopefully one will be male so I can breed my adult female. If they aren't mactans, hopefully I'll beat the odds and have one male and one female.
Last edited by DragonsEye; 09-07-2014 at 07:43 AM.
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