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May 17, 2012 8:58 AM

Possible False Black Widow spider? Dorset - ID please.

Hi, This gorgeous spider (would sit on a 10p piece) was found at the public tip in Wimborne, Dorset. Word was she (will say that for now) is a False Black Widow & so was about to be squished unless someone could save her.

Guess what, I'm a big softie & I now have this spider in a container with the top covered with vaseline & very careful of escape possibilities.

As I have no idea what kind she is & if she really is a FBW, what should I do? I'm happy to keep her if she will survive captivity but what if she is already pregnant? How many babies & then what should I do with them?

If she is a regular garden or house spider then I will release her straight away but please could someone help with the ID of her & any relevant advice.

Many thanks

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