Originally Posted by scareme
Conrats! Do they always live in that container, or was that just for the picture? If they live elsewhere, what does that look like? What do you feed them? Will they eat their babies? Is the male the one with the bigger bottom, with the black spot? I'm fascinated.
Yes I have two plastic tanks, just transfer them to the clean one every couple weeks to clean the cage. I put a couple pieces of bark and some cardboard egg crates for them to crawl on and hide in. This species can't climb smooth surfaces so the plastic tank works great at containing them. I feed them pieces of fruit and other table scraps (don't eat that much), but they would start eating each other if I didn't feed them for a few weeks. The male is under the female (she's the bigger one). Actually all the adults have that spot on their head plate. What you can't see too well in the picture is there are small orange marking in that spot in the shape looking like a vampire skull, hence the name Death Heads. These are also my understanding the hardest to breed so I'm thrilled to see the babies!
Originally Posted by Jack Reaper
I had a black widow once...I kept it in a small aquarium..fed it crickets...
Then one day, she laid an egg sack....I figured it would never hatch as she had been in this aquarium for several weeks....the dang thing hatched!
Little tiny BW's everywhere......out side they went..into a vacant field...
I had a friend send me a bunch of black widows years ago BC (Before Children). Got rid of most of my critters when we had kids. Now that they are getting a little bigger, I'm starting to collect some again.