Spider web

Asked March 30, 2020, 11:26 PM EDT

I have a pet black widow and I need to clean her web but her web is really strong got any ideas how to clean it with out giving her to much stress

Utah County Utah

1 Response

Hello, I contacted my colleague Ryan Davis (ryan.davis@usu.edu) and this was his reply:

I would recommend simply removing the web completely and letting her make a new one. The spider should have plenty of energy and resources to do this, especially if she is well-fed. Widows only live about 2 years max, anyway, so this process should not cause stress.