Caresheets

Our goal is to preserve the lives of spiders. If you are interested in keeping black widow spiders as pets, here are our recommendations on best care practices. We have a companion website, Arachnipets, detailing further care of Latrodectus and Steatoda spiders.

Disclaimer

  • It is illegal to house rare or endangered species. If you happen to find any, call an entomology research center for further instruction on what to do.
  • In some states, it is illegal to house venomous spiders such as the black widow. Do proper research first.
  • It is considered animal cruelty to experiment on, provide poor treatment, or torture spiders.

Download the Black Widow Caresheet [PDF]

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