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Alligator Lizard Stuck in Web

Discussion in 'Alligator Lizards' started by Poison, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    From what I have seen I would bet it was a black widow, their webs are quite strong and would be able to take on that size lizard. I have seen full grown swifts... well mummies of swifts, in Black Widow webs.
     
  2. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    I've never seen a black widow web, we don't have those here.
     
  3. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    Aw Michele! You're missing out! :) we have tons of black widows in NM. They make amazing webs, really strong, and they're pretty aggressive when it comes to food.

    To the OP, have you tried looking for the spider at night? Spiders are usually nocturnal, and hide very well during the day. :)
     
  4. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    I love feeding the spiders around out house, but I feed them crane flies, and earwigs.
     
  5. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    If it eats a masquito it's a good thing to have around :p
     
  6. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Yes. Exactly...well I get rid of the poisonous ones as I have a toddler and several weird dogs that are constantly nosing around the back yard. But I encourage the more harmless species.
     
  7. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    Remember, all spiders are venomous! Just not everyone envenomated has a reaction! For example, I've been bitten and envenomated by black widows several times and haven't had a reaction worse than hives. :)
     
  8. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    same here i like to think i have super powers :p

    as an update to the spider there was no new spider web there today but there was a black widow in my back yard that i gave a cricket to just to be nice to my fellow neighbors
     
  9. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    Have you checked at night?
     
  10. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    no i was gonna check last night but i fell asleep lol but ill check tonight
     
  11. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    I agree with what's been stated in regards to the animal possibly being bit. With large prey most spiders will quickly rush to it right after being esnared in order to inflict a debilitating bite while simultaneously repairing and enforcing the web surrounding the victim. If the prey continues to struggle the spider will retreat and wait until it wears itself out and succumbs to the venom.
     

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