Rescued Spiders

Meet the Spider Rescue Center’s residents, past and present.

CURRENT RESIDENTS

Dorothy

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Dorothy was rescued from outside of a thrift store, along with three other black widow neighbors, in April 2020. She is part of The Golden Girls group.

Jadis

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Jadis was found living outside of a gym inside of a drain pipe – just like the itsy bitsy spider! She was rescued as a juvenile in 2018. She is currently living it up at the Spider Rescue Center with sixteen black widow sisters.

Robin

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Robin was rescued in 2019. She is a large, healthy female. She’s part of the Stranger Things group.

Rose

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Rose was rescued from outside of a thrift store, along with three other black widow neighbors, in April 2020. She is part of The Golden Girls group.

Sophia

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Sophia was rescued from outside of a thrift store, along with three other black widow neighbors, in April 2020. She is part of The Golden Girls group.

  1. Joyce
  2. Barb
  3. Eleven
  4. Max
  5. Janine

Sophia

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Sophia was rescued from outside of a thrift store, along with three other black widow neighbors, in April 2020. She is part of The Golden Girls group.


PAST RESIDENTS

Blanche

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Blanche was rescued from outside of a thrift store, along with three other black widow neighbors, in April 2020. She was part of The Golden Girls group. Unfortunately, she passed away at the end of April due to molting problems.

Caroline Appleby

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Caroline Appleby, named for Lucy Ricardo’s friend from I Love Lucy, was rescued from a local high school’s drinking fountain in 2012. She passed away as a result of old age.

Lucille

Latrodectus hesperus – Female

Lucille was born and raised in captivity after her mother, Lois, laid an egg sac in August 2015. She was born in September. Most of her siblings were set free; she ate those who didn’t flee. She was rather aggressive and loved to bite things, despite being challenged in catching her food. She surpassed the black widow life expectancy, living to four and a half years old when she passed away on April 23, 2019.

Maurice Grobblespit

Steatoda grossa – Male

Maurice Grobblespit was a hatchling when we acquired him from a garage. Originally, we presumed him to be female and he was named “Mildred.” He passed away at seven months of age, a typical, healthy age for male false black widows.

Roberta Deeterding

Steatoda grossa – Female

Roberta Deeterding was rescued from a charter school office in 2012. She lived a good, healthy, and long life until her passing on June 10, 2015.

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