Anyone know how to take care of these? ***SPIDER PICTURE ALERT***

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ZooSD, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. ZooSD

    ZooSD Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this in one of my bearded dragon enclosures. [​IMG]It wasn't there yesterday morning, but my lizards had a dark day due to some urgent family issues and I found it in there today. It had built it's web on the light fixture and was eating crickets.My first thought was to squish it, but curiosity got the better of me. We turned it into an impromptu science lesson, now I don't know what I should do with it.
     
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  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that a black widow? If it is, squish it!
     
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] looking for a shoe OMG I am sorry I saw that thing [​IMG]

    I have a rule in my house - if it has more legs than my dog I DONT WANT it in my house LOL


    Julie
     
  4. FeatherFluff

    FeatherFluff Out Of The Brooder

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    That is definitely a black widow spider..... not sure that you want to keep her as a pet. She is venomous.
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    catch it and throw it outside but dont let it bite u or youll die!
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    She looks like she is ready to lay her eggs. Kill her before you increase the population.

    Jean
     
  7. Basia

    Basia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Widows DO NOT make good pets...
    If you want a "cool" spider get a tarantula.

    If you wanna keep it for show... put it in rubbing alcohol (91%) until it is dead... then pin it to a board [​IMG]
    (just an idea)

    Best is to SQUISH IT! [​IMG]
     
  8. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    OMG - I so wish you had written spider in the title.


    Melanie who will really have nightmares tonight.

    I'd call the cops/marines/national guard any one who would kill it for me while I was in the next county calling an exterminator, kill it...
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  9. gardener

    gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the bearded dragon enclosure in the house? I have never found black widows in the house. They usually like darker areas. I would find them a lot on machines that hadnt been used in a while kept in sheds or shops. I would know when I was dealing with a potential black widow by the way the webs would feel, they have very stiff webs. So if i was working on a machine and felt the web I would look in and usually find a big fat spider. I guess I was lucky and never got bit. I found a lot working in Northern California.

    Also the reason I didnt get bit is spiders are afriad of us they run the other way when the sense us.
     
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  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies :

    OMG - I so wish you had written spider in the title.


    Melanie who will really have nightmares tonight.

    I'd call the cops/marines/national guard any one who would kill it for me while I was in the next county calling an exterminator, kill it...
    [​IMG]

    We have a large (non-venomous) spider that builds a huge web on the side of our shop building each year. After reading an article about a spider just like her in Mother Earth News we've decided to start handfeeding her this year. Do I take your post to mean I shouldn't invite you to watch? [​IMG]

    Black widows and brown recluse get squished. Everybody else gets a free trip outside.​
     
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