Do black widows spiders kill their mates?
Yes a female black widow spider will kill and eat her mate.
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Answer . If I cannot safely get it far away from me outside, I would for surely dispose of it by smashing it and flushing it down the toilet. If it is in your house dont let it escape. If there is one there is likely more. Fumigating for bugs I would recommend.
Black widow spiders eat flies, moths, and other insects that fall, crawl, or fly into the web. Black widows make messy "tangle" webs. They like to make their webs in dark protected place with access to the outside. They are usually found in places like overturned boxes in the yard, boxes that are ma…de to protect well pumps, to hide faucets for lawn watering systems, to screen water meters, etc. In short, anything that looks like a box, has a crack or a hole or two in it so that insects can come in to get out of the weather, and is close to the ground may give a black widow spider supports to hang a web from and protection from the weather and from its natural enemies. Black widows will eat just about anything that is small enough to be unable to rapidly pull free of its web. They are unlikely to catch otherwise suitable prey such as butterflies that will not ordinarily go into dark places near the ground. (MORE)
They can get in several ways.. 1. An open window (being the most likely). 2. When you open the door to enter/exit.. 3. Through a vent or a small hole in the house.. 4. You might have one attached to something that you brought in with you from another location. (probably the least likely)
No, not unless the person is terminally ill, elderly, or a young child. You can still get sick, almost like flu feeling.
Males are rarely seen and are relatively harmless. The female's bite is poisonous to humans and is sometimes fatal. This spider is not aggressive and bites humans only in defense when threatened. . Yes. If they are not treated, they could lead to becoming comatose, seizures, paralysis or death. … This is what I say. The two of you are both rigt but I have more to add the black widow can also lead to blindness (MORE)
Female black widow spiders are approximately 1 inch long and havean hourglass shape. Black widows get their name from the habit offemales killing and consuming the male after mating.
Spraying or squashing are immediate kill methodsagainst black widow spiders ( Latrodectus hesperus ) whereashosing or spraying sacs and webs are preventive. But it isimportant to be vigilant and wear protective clothing since thespiders in question are aggressive and may charge at -- not awayfrom -…- perceived threats. (MORE)
Generally, the black widow is not deadly. But for a small child, an older person or someone in poorer overall health, the bite may be very dangerous. And an allergic reaction can considerably complicate medical treatment. Note that a number of deaths are reported every year from bites of Latrodec…tus mactans , but the spider has a very broad range. That means lots and lots of people are exposed to the critters because they are found in so many areas of the country. A link is provided to the venom section of the Wikipedia article on the black widow. . The Black Widow Venom is the third deadliest spider venom in the world, but Black Widows aren't very aggressive. They will defend themselves if they think they are in danger. Their poisin is very deadly to humans so i wouldn't go about trying to get bitten by one! . Actually, the Black Widow's bite is highly poisonous but can more-often-than-not be non-fatal. It is very potent and can kill a moderate-week immune system in hours, however a well healthy person can handle it's bite with little issues. (MORE)
Yes. They are more common in the south, but do make their way to Indiana. They spin cobwebs (look like alattice with no real pattern and are surprisingly strong), and should you find one in your home, destroy it and it should send the spider on it's way (also, if you happen to see a pea-size, light-…brown pellet, it's probably the eggsack, destroy it as well. They prefer to be in places that are dark so the garage, in deep cupboards, boxes, etc. They are not aggressive and will generally never leave their web, however, during they day they usually are off in the corner and will only come to the center at night. They do not like being disturbed so destroying the web/eggs generally assures that it won't return. I wouldn't worry about fogging your home, just do a spot check in the winter and summer (they come in when it's too cold or too hot) and remember, a spider's got to eat, so the fewer bugs in your home, the less reason it has to pay a visit. Keep the bushes and branches around your home nice and trim and if you get super paranoid, pick up an outdoor pesticide. The fewer insects that come into your home, the less reason it has to follow. Please be careful if you choose to use pesticides. Make sure that children, pets and any loveable creatures will not be harmed and remember to wash your clothes/self after you spray. As with most animals, they are more afraid of you that you are of them. Do a bit of research, and make sure that you and yours can identify the spider. (MORE)
A few wasps can sting and paralyze, before eating the Black Widow. She is also a favorite food of the Praying Mantis. Some birds will eat these spiders but could end up with an upset stomach from her poisons.
u grab a shoe that u dont like and smash it then throw the shoe away and then ur done ------------------------------------------------- There are many ways to kill a Black Widow spider. 1. Shoot it 2. Step on it 3. Squeeze it 4. Lasers too! 5. Cut it 6. Roll it over with a car, ro…lling chair, etc. 7. Vacuum it 8. Drown it 9. Suffocate it in a jar with no oxygen 10. Trap it in a jar and don't feed it for a long time This list can get much, much longer. All you have to do is use your imagination! Be creative. *NOTE* I would rather kill it in a quick, painless death. I have arachnophobia, but I still feel bad killing them slowly and painfully. Positiveness of Answer: 100% Jokypants1 (MORE)
I am only young butt i know that this question all depends on how big the bite is and it is sad to say buut could be very fatal to a average person of the age 10 or younger for anywhere older it could be extremly dangerous butt for those people worring about it, it is very unlikley you would get kil…led from a black widow.. thank you. Alyce D (MORE)
they walk around en jump a mile a eat yoy with one gulp they ar 2kmlong
Black Widow spiders are like most other animals, they fear humans. That's why they bite.
They call the spider a black widow because it is mostly black and they call the last part widow because the female kills its mate by eating the male!!!:) . Lays up to 400 eggs at a time . There is an red hourglass underneath part of her abdomen (containing the digestive organs; the belly . The Bl…ack Widow sider is the most poisonous spider in north america, but only the adult female . The male black widow spider is not harmful to humans . They will grow up 8-10 milameters . These spiders, although a little scary, have enemies, as well. A few wasps can sting and paralyze, before eating the Black Widow. She is also a favorite food of the Praying Mantis. Some birds will eat these spiders but could end up with an upset stomach from her poisons. The bright red markings on her belly will warn possible predators that she is a nasty meal. (MORE)
Wacking iith a shoe ------------------------------------------------- There are many ways to kill a Black Widow spider. 1. Shoot it 2. Step on it 3. Squeeze it 4. Lasers too! 5. Cut it 6. Roll it over with a car, rolling chair, etc. 7. Vacuum it 8. Drown it 9. Suffocate it in a jar with no oxygen… 10. Trap it in a jar and don't feed it for a long time This list can get much, much longer. All you have to do is use yourimagination! Be creative. *NOTE* I would rather kill it in a quick,painless death. I have arachnophobia, but I still feel bad killingthem slowly and painfully. These are things that will kill Black Widows: something heavy thatfalls on them grab and tear thorax off (please don't try) spraythem burn them flush with water stomp on (MORE)
The black widow males sre the ony ones that have an ourglass on their abdomen and the bright redness is what attracts the female. That statement is incorrect. The female has the hourglass on her belly and is larger than the male. The male has red and yello and white on it back. ___________ … The attraction has NOTHING to do with colors. Black Widow spiders are cobweb weavers that use their web as their "vision"... listening and feeling for vibrations through it. They have VERY poor vision. Attraction is via pheromones. Once the male "sniffs" out a female, he enters the web and does a tap dance on the silk lines and vibrates his body parts to "speak" to the female and let her know he is a male of her species and not prey. Attraction and mating in this kind of spider, again, has nothing to do with vision. By the way, both males and females have the hourglass on their underside. The previous person was correct that the female is larger than the male and that the male has some colorful markings. Immature females also have colorful markings. Black Widows are born nearly all white and gradually gain their dark color as they age. (MORE)
People rarely die from black widow bites. Young children and elders are more likely to have life threatening reactions
Yes, a tarantula Hawk could certainly kill a black widow spider if it wanted to. A black widow spider would be too small for a tarantula hawk to bother with most of the time. Actually, black widows are a favorite meal for some types of mud wasps. The wasp will sting the spider - paralyzing it - not …killing it. Then take the black widow and stuff it inside the nest it's making for it's off spring. When the wasp larvae are growing, they'll feed on the paralyzed spider. This is the same basic thing that a tarantual hawk does with the much larger tarantula spider. While you can find video's of black widows appearing to catch and kill wasps, this is definitely the exception rather than the rule. A wasp can run into trouble if it finds itself tangled in the spider's web, though most of the time they're able to navigate their way around it and deliver the paralizing sting before carrying the spider off to it's nest. (MORE)
They can, but deaths are rare. Yes a Black Widow can kill you but rarely people die from Black Widow bites. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They can cause seizures, breathing problems, twitching, and rarely death. Positiveness o…f Answer: 100% Jokypants1 (MORE)
Yes, all throughout the state, they love wood piles and sheds; they love the dark and damp places; shy in nature, but will bite when threatened
They bite when they feel like they are in danger and when they hunt their prey.
Not immediately, but it will. It is a good way to get them to move out of a tight spot without using pesticides.
Black widows and what I assume you mean by "brown furry spider," brown recluses, can kill a 2 pound dog with one bite.
yo mate. if I asked you that question you'd probably say...since that females eat the head off the males I suppose that yes but only for a short time.well theres' your answer! No, brown recluse and black widow spiders are different species are thus cannot mate.
Catch it in a jar and put it in the freezer, flush it down the toilet, or smash it. I usually put em in jars and freeze them.
I heard they kill about 1% of people bitten who don't opt for treatment and that it is the adult female that is most dangerous.
Any commercially available pesticide which kills spiders willeffectively kill black widow spiders. It is sprayed in areas withknown spider activity which transfers to their bodies when theycome in contact with it.
The female black widow spider, though it is one of the most venomous spiders, seldom causes death as it injects a very small amount of poison when it bites. Reports indicate human mortality at well less than 1% from black widow spider bites.
After mating, she usually kills and eats her mate. She's black and now has no 'spouse' so she's a black widow . But it is not any more or less usual for the black widow to eat her mate than it is for other spiders.
No. Female black Widow Spiders, are about twice the size of males. And females have a symbol, on the back of their lower abdomen, which looks much like an hourglass. And females are poisonous, and their venom is potent enough to paralyse if not kill a human being. However, if a female, Widow spi…der, gets annoyed or tired of her mate, she will devour him. Hence the name. She is widowed from her mate. (MORE)
After mating once the female Black Widow is pregnant for life. The females have a special receptacle that stores sperm for as long as she lives. When her eggs mature, the female spins a silk ball and deposits the eggs in the ball.(up to 400 at a time) after those tiny black widows exit the ball and …scatter then the female Black Widow begins the process over and over until she dies. They can live for years. How may egg balls and young she will produce in her lifetime depends on how much food she captures. (MORE)
Black Widows do not normally eat their mate. The only time they will is if they are very hungry.
mostly black, females having red hourglass shapes on their abdomen. some black widows may have red spots as well.
depends on the region, there is ones that have it just on their abdomen, then there is the one with little red spots, then there is the ones in Europe who have red black and yellow and then there the red back where it is on their back. the most important characteristic is their big raindrop shaped b…ody and long thin legs (MORE)
No a jumping spider can kill a black widow. A jumping spider killedour huge black widow that killed another spider.
i don't know . but i do know if they bite you,you will get really sick . and the bite is really nasty
The female black widdow spider usually has a red hour glass marking on the underside of its abdomen.
No. When a female black widow spider is looking for a mate, well she finds one and mates it. Then she eventually eats him! (most species of female spiders do this- they are bigger than the males as well). The female black widow spider uses the male one just to make babies. Then they are off-unless t…he female is hungry! So, black widows are not asexual. By the way, I am female and 13 years old and I love spiders. Plus, I am also learning about sexual reproduction and all that sex stuff in 7th grade science now-anyway, hope this made sense to you! (MORE)
(I can't believe someone previously answered "yes" to this, lol.) The answer is NO. They wouldn't even be allowed to get that close to one another without one attacking the other. Each individual species has their own way of "talking" to their mate. Most of this communication is done through vibra…tions of the body parts and pheromones. The pheromones and vibration style of one species is completely different from those of another. They would not mistake one for the other. If a Hobo so much as touched the web of a Black Widow, it would instantly be wrapped up in silk and envenomated, then eaten. The genitalia of spiders is like a lock and key system. The mating pairs of a species fit together perfectly (the males' pedipalps and the females' epigynes). Something of a different species wouldn't even fit right, making mating impossible... especially in two species so incredibly different. Black Widows and Hobos belong to two completely different families. (MORE)
Some people in pharmaceuticals use the venom to produce antivenoms. They milk the venom from the spiders and produce antivenom to use when someone gets bit. Their webs are also used to manufacture crosshairs in some scopes.
Black widow spiders are called such because the females eat the males after mating with them. Immature Black Widows have the same shape as the mature "Widow" but with dramatic color markings. An immature Widow, although much smaller that an adult, can still cause a painful and dangerous bite. As yo…u can see, the characteristic hourglass marking is yellowish, not red, in this young female spider. After mating, the female spider takes on the sinister black with red hourglass coloration. (MORE)
What does it mean when you dream about a black widow spider trying to get away from you when you are trying to kill it?
It could mean several things: You are chasing after evil because you have the Word of God, ready to kill it, but evil is scared of you. It's running away because your light shines bright that it can't stand to be near you. Maybe if you are afraid of spiders, it means that you overcame your fear, a…nd now your not afraid to take charge. The spiders are now afraid of you. Spiders or wicked are spread all over the world and it is our job to defeat it. So whevever anybody tries to kill something/someone they are going to try to escape. So it could mean that you are going to kill the wicked in the world. Hope this helps! :) Have a nice day (MORE)
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The poison in the bite and they are very small so its hard to spot them out sometimes.
A red Hour Glass on its stomach, or a pair of red dots. These markings are not usually visible, though. Having a red hour glass does not necessarily mean it's a black widow, as there are some species (Steatoda) that imitate them for safety. Also, the males (which are smaller) are not harmful to huma…ns. (MORE)
The American Black Widow should have nothing upon its back but the black color it is. Specfically, the hour glass is on the belly of the spider.
Yes. It drops them hard. Just step on them with a shoed foot, or use something to crush them afterwords.
because they dont care there for they will turn on eachother,if a female mistakes yhe male for a meal she will eat him its not that they want to its just something they do
The black widow spider is very dangerous and can cause a variety of different symptoms. The venom in a black widow spider is reported to be fifteen times stronger than a rattlesnake's. Bites can produce muscle aches, nausea, and paralysis of the diaphragm. Fortunately the spiders are non-aggressive …and only bite in self defense, like when someone sits on them. (MORE)