Black Widow Three

One more shot of that Black Widow spider

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  • Katja 10y

    man I would not have the guts to be that close to her! I can tell it's a girl spider too! great work Marshed!
  • John Cope 10y

    Thanks. I'm keeping her in a jar in my room until I figure out where to let her out.
  • Hotpasta 10y

    She terrifes me. I've made a deal with nature... I try to spend as little time in it as possible, and it should not invade my space. Thus, any spiders I find indoors, they get the can of Raid.
  • Jill 10y

    If you need a place to let her out, I have a couple of addresses for you...
  • Katja 10y

    do did you name her yet? I suggest Nancy after Nancy Reagan!
  • Guuthulhu 10y

    It doesn't take much to identify a female Latrodectus hesoerus. Males are more elongated and have white and red markings on their legs, not to mention they're brown. This insidious female has mated. They are originally brown with a golden hourglass and very intresting pattern on her abdomen. She only takes on the black and red colouration after mating. They look a lot creepier in their "immature" colouration.

    Awesome photo.
  • Katja 10y

    wow, Guuthulhu! I learned something new from you! I didn't know that this before about the female Black Widow!
  • Guuthulhu 10y

    yeah, well. when you're as terrified as spiders as I am, you quickly find yourself wanting to know everything you can about them. heh. i must be pretty messed up if i'm even considering taking a poisonous, aggressive breed as a pet. *shrugs*
  • Jean 7y

    Please consider adding this beautiful shot to:


    Black Animals
    www.flickr.com/groups/blackanimals/
  • wildcats620 7y

    Be careful letting her go. If she crawls down the side of the jar and onto your hand as you are attempting to dump her out she could bite. The result can be quite painful and gruesome. Check it out:
    www.ecureme.com/atlas/data/dis_images/Black_widow_Spider_...
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Taken on September 28, 2005
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