Black Widow Spider
This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.
Black Widow Spider History at CuriOdyssey
The black widow spider is a female, and she was donated to CuriOdyssey by a licensed collector.
Fun Facts about Black Widow Spiders
Female Black Widow Spider can mate once and store the sperm, continuing to lay eggs without ever having to mate again.
What do Black Widow Spiders eat?
In the wild, Black Widow Spiders eat insects and other invertebrates. At CuriOdyssey, our Black Widow Spiders are fed crickets.
How long do Black Widow Spiders live?
In the Wild: 1-3 years
In Captivity: Up to 3-4 years
Where do Black Widow Spiders live?
They will build their webs on the underside of ledges, rocks, and plants. In colder climates, they can be found in buildings. Their habitat ranges all across the United States, mostly in warmer regions of the western US, and can be found in all 4 US deserts.
Very common, no special status.
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