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Black Widow Spider and Venom

Updated on February 7, 2015

Most Venomous Spider in North America

The black widow is one of the most feared spiders. The female black widow is the most venomous spider in North America, yet will rarely harm a human. Only if she feels threaten will she strike. The poison from the venom is such a small amount to a human that less than one percent of those bitten have had succumb to death.

Black widows tend to weave the largest spider webs. Usually about 12 inches in diameter and tend to be closer to ground level. Though not always. Their webs are often funnel shaped and uneven. They love to create there homes in damp places, the basement, around outdoor furniture, crawl spaces and around foundations.

If bitten by a black widow, seek medical attention.

Black Widow Spiders Library Bindings - For Readers Ages 9-12 and 4-8

on Amazon link is below
on Amazon link is below

Black Widow Spider Close Up

Spiders Designs on Fun Gifts

on Zazzle
on Zazzle

Some of the Spider Customize Products

Spider Gifts Available on Zazzle - Click Here

The one thing that I love about Zazzle is that anyone can customize any product. Provided that the shopkeeper has checked it off for customization.

The majority of the unique and fun products that I add images to on the different products are customizable. The customer can change the sizes of the image or remove the image and use their own.

The shirts come in many sizes and styles for the entire family.

Check the link out above for the various gifts with spiders.

The Mating of the Black Widow - See the Eggs and the Babies

Fact List on Black Widow Spiders - Do You Know These?

  1. Females tend to hang upside down from their webs.
  2. The red hourglass marking signals danger to predators.
  3. The female will attack fast with the slightest disturbance.
  4. Spiders are arachnids and not insects.
  5. Their lifespan is around one year, though some species live for three years.
  6. Females only eat their mates in captivity or near starvation.
  7. Be more afraid of the female, her dvenom is much more potent.
  8. The venom is 15 times more toxic than the venom of the prairie rattlesnake.
  9. Besides America, Black Widows live in Russia, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.
  10. Female Black Widows are 1.5 inches when the legs are spread out and about twice the sizes of the males.
  11. Black Widows come in the colors of black or brown.
  12. Young spiders resemble the male and are harmless to humans.

More Spiders

Black Widow Spider is Powerful

Black Widow Spiders on Amazon - Available Here

Books, gifts and fun spidery items are crawling there.

Black Widow Spider Close Up - Would You Like to Be in the Web?

Black Widow Spiders on Amazon - Share the Venon

Radio Controlled Black Widow

Venom of Marketing

The Venom of Success Online

Aren't We All Spiders Crawling Around on the Web

On the internet, we are very much like spiders. Some of us are black widow spiders. Some of us are a different variety of spiders. The venous spider goes out to the target. Grab the business with one bite, take hold of the customers and not let go until they will be with the black widow for a long time. The black widow is not afraid to spend money and take risk.

In business, the non-venomous spider needs to move more cautiously. Money could be too tight to spend. Proof that this is the right move must be present. This spider is cautious and must build his or her own web at a steady but slow pace. This spider has built many webs in the past; only to have it tore down in one sweep. She will say, "What if I invest all this money to become successful and fail?"

There is no winning or losing spiders with marketing. Unless you give up and wither away in some corner. You need to find the right strategies to make you the winner.

We Are All Spiders

Black Widow Spider Eating Poster - Brighten Up Any Room With This Gift

Cool Poster on Zazzle

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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I didn't realize that the black widow spider has a red hourglass on her. Good information to know. I always thought that she was pitch black. Have a wonderful Halloween night SandySpider.

    • Ram Ramakrishnan profile image

      Ram Ramakrishnan 

      8 years ago

      Interesting creatures like any other. We tend to project our fears on to them which gives them a sinister aura.

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      8 years ago

      EW scary!!! Blessed!

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      Mark Falco 

      8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Yuck. These things just love to set up shop in my garage every year. Not my favorite beasties for sure.

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      Trina Sonenberg 

      9 years ago from Nucla, Colorado

      Thanx Pal!

    • TrinaSonnenberg profile image

      Trina Sonenberg 

      9 years ago from Nucla, Colorado

      This is interesting. I have had to live with these spiders for many years now. And, yes, I have killed my fair share. Thanx Sandy, you're an inspiration.

    • norma-holt profile image


      9 years ago

      Great subject. We have a relative in Australia called the red back and it liked to hang around under toilet seats in the old out-houses. Someone wrote a song about it "There's a red back on the toilet seat".

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      9 years ago

      Cool lens ;)

    • TapIn2U profile image


      9 years ago

      So much to learn from spiders. A very informative lens. Good job!

    • Grandma-Marilyn profile image


      9 years ago

      This is one lens I won't let my hubby see. It was scarey enough for me and he has a fear of spiders.

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      Virginia Allain 

      9 years ago from Central Florida

      Interesting videos about the black widow spider.

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      9 years ago

      love the art work

    • religions7 profile image


      11 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      11 years ago

      Just curious about spiderweb marketing does it really converts? Did you already earned money with this programt?

    • missbat profile image


      11 years ago

      Your lens looks great, very polished! Great job!

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      Spook LM 

      11 years ago

      Excellent information, I actually had no idea about any of this.

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      Holley Web 

      11 years ago

      Great info!

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      11 years ago

      Great lens. Good ideas

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      11 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

    • profile image


      11 years ago

      Sounds interesting.

      Thanks for sharing.


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      nightbear lm 

      11 years ago

      I don't have much use for spiders, maybe marketing with them is an idea to consider

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      11 years ago

      This has been around for a little while. I'm happy to hear it's working well for you!

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      11 years ago

      I was more than surprised once I opened.

      I have just complete a lens on 10 Killers in Australia

      I have given you five Stars *****

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      12 years ago

      Hi sandyspider,

      Thanks for dropping by my lens on Character Design :) I really enjoyed your lens too!

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      12 years ago

      Great lens I may look into joining this program 5 stars

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      12 years ago

      Great info , great lens, that picture really threw me off at first.

    • Aquavel profile image


      12 years ago

      I'm a complete newbie at any form of marketing. It does sound compelling and I will look into it.

    • awakeningwellness profile image


      12 years ago

      Hmmm...sounds promising!

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      12 years ago

      Very interesting. The pictures threw me off a little at first, but after reading further, it sounds like a great opportunity. 5* thanks for joining my Squidoo Traffic Exchange group

    • SandyMertens profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      12 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      P.S. Excuse the misspelled words with the reply to JaguarJulie

    • SandyMertens profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      12 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      [in reply to JaguarJulie] Hey…it is my #1 fan. I enjoyed the “Spot the JaguarJulie” lens.

      Anyone part of it is this lens is about the real black widow. Did you see the video? I have enough information on real spiders. I think I will make a lens just on spiders. I can revamp some of the information that I have on some of my lens. What do you think?

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      12 years ago

      Hmmm, I thought this was about the Black Widow spider and its venom. My father once used a blow torch to kill one in our Cleveland garden. I guess I was DUMB? How are you doing with this marketing system?

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      12 years ago

      hi, may I know how much is the black widow cost at half price ?



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