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Poor Widow

Discussion in 'Arachnids General' started by andys3ballpythons, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. andys3ballpythons

    andys3ballpythons Elite Member

    just found a big female black widow outside, it is getting really cold so i brought her in, gave her a cricket and waiting for a nice day out to relocate her, she is struggling to stay on her legs and keeps rolling onto her back, hopefully she just needs warmth and survives a couple of days so she can be wild and free again.
     
  2. DimitrisDaisy

    DimitrisDaisy Elite Member

    Sounds like she might have a parasite or something that's messing with her system. Good luck with keeping her alive until she's better :)
     
  3. andys3ballpythons

    andys3ballpythons Elite Member

    that is possible, i honestly wonder if she was just simply too cold, only time will tell i guess.
     
  4. DimitrisDaisy

    DimitrisDaisy Elite Member

    Widows tend to like dark places so maybe she'd be happier if you put her enclosure in a cabinet? :)
     
  5. MadDog

    MadDog Elite Member

    Black widow spiders, from what I've read, don't usually live over a year. This might be an older adult female naturally close to death. Not that I have to warn you, but make sure you're careful with her.
     
  6. Swimmer522

    Swimmer522 Elite Member

    You are braver than I. Honestly I would have left her outside but then again I'm horribly afraid of spiders. The only ones I can tolerate seeing but not squishing are ones in tanks or Daddy Long Legs. *shiver*
     
  7. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    I think Rich needs to be informed there is a SPAMMER on here...about two or three posts back.
     
  8. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Thanks David!
     
  9. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    No worries! I also sent Rich a PM with the info. ;)
     
  10. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    They are toast!
     
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