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Thread: Lookin for black or red widow spiders

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    ?? whats that for Bruce? plenty of ppl keep spiders. when i was heavy into snakes i knew more than a few arachno-nuts that had widows along with the usual assortment of big hairy spiders. Joes' old enough to make his own desitions and i know he wont hold me accoutable if he gets nailed as long as i package them right, wez got history. granted anyone under 18 asking for me to find them one would be out of luck.
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    I've seen all kinds of pets, but looking for a black widow is kind of like looking for a cobra. There's some thrill, but maybe it would be better to get something a little less notorious and just watch the animal channel now and then.
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    I have always loved the widow spiders. They are common pets among the spider collectors. I want a Red Widow and a Western Black Widow.

    BTW, Thanks Rattler let me know anything you see.
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    lol Bruce there is a huge difference between a widow and a cobra. ill catch a widow without a second though, quite hard to get bit if you know they are there. you aint getting me near any one of the Naja species unless there is glass between us. and thats coming from a flow blown snake nut that has relocated dozens of rattlers. alot of true cobra have a perminent chip on their shoulder and REALLY dont take kindly to being cornered.
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    We had a lot of black widows around when I was a kid in Mississippi and they sure are beautiful animals. But, as Ozzy's probably true story shows, creepy-crawlies have some image issues and trouble can happen because of it. People are afraid of what they don't know and, the more ignorant and scared people are, the more easily they're manipulated.
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    I started collecting black widows in Great Falls, Montana long ago. Every out house in the country had a widow web in it. Right where you sat down! The northern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans ssp. nortensis) is not much different from any other black widow except that the hourglass is not connected as is found in the black widows all over California. We have really big ones here. HUGE!!! Leg spans of 3" are not uncommon. I have handled them safely for many years. Knowing how is the key to not getting bitten. Watching them making egg cases is fascinating. I don't need to collect them anymore though. There all over the place.
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    Hey Bug,
    Haven't seen ya on in a while.

    I don't plan to handle them at this time, but I have been told and read they are generally docile and most bites are from sitting on them or shoes and things like that. Ever seen a Red Widow? That is a cool lookin spider. I've got Daddy Long legs every where her but AH just not the same.

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    We have brown widows here too. Brownish body and a gold hourglass on the bottom. And not nearly as dangerous as the black widow.
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