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When Do Black Widows Mate

 

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Black widows will usually mate in the spring, with the male needing only to fertilize the female once for the rest of her life.
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Black Widows typically mate during the spring time, has to do with the temperatures coming up and down. The male actually only has to inseminate or fertilize the female once, once per life and she can produce six to twenty egg sacs for the rest of her life. 200 to 300 per egg sac, that's a couple thousand babies per black widow.

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