Nine males in her web? Jeez, what a slut!
We never get black widows here in Indiana, but they were really common out
in Santa Fe when I lived there. I squished them on sight. I usually think
spiders are cool, and won't kill them, but when it can kill me, my life is
worth more than hers.
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On 6/19/11 6:30 PM, "Mark Marr-Lyon" <mark.marrlyon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Supposedly the male is not always eaten, but the largest black widow
> I've ever seen was at work (in an explosives assembly room no less)
> with the carcasses of 10 or so large stinkbugs below the web and 5 or
> 6 males in the web. She had obviously done quite well, and I certainly
> left her alone. Not too long ago, I found one in the garage, and I
> wish I could've gotten a picture before I squished her.
> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Chris Crawford
> <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> For sure! I'd join a monastery and never even look at females! Same if I
>> were a male black widow.
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