Originally Posted by dbworld4k
I thought that was praying mantis shit?
LOl, ye but this is also very common with spiders. Males are tiny
females are bigger and dangerous.
Adult male Black Widows wander in search of females but do not feed or bite. Females may occasionally kill and eat a male after mating but this is more the exception than the rule.
The young Black Widows are colored orange and white when they emerge 1 to 4 weeks later. The female Black Widow may live for more than a year and a half. Growth requires 2 to 4 months, depending on availability of prey during which the females molt 6 to 8 times and the males 3 to 6 times. Females mature about 90 days after egg sac emergence and live another 6 months to a year. Males mature about 70 days after emergence and live only another month or two."
Basically it sucks to be a male black widow...
Too much discovery channel for me....