I guess this post is for any of you spider lovers out there lol. I saw a black widow earlier this year, but it ran away under a crack in a wall while I was trying to catch it. It never came back to it's web. My luck turned around recently though, because I found this friendly one sitting on glass door that was about to be pressure washed! I also found a male. Debating if I should breed them or not...
There's really no reason for them to bite unless you provoke them. I think most people roll onto them, or put their hand/foot in a glove/shoe with the spider in it and it tries to bite in defense. It shouldn't feel the need to bite me by just taking a stroll on my hand, although you never know what they're thinking or if their just grumpy on a certain day lol.
That's similar to many poisonous bugs who bite/sting humans only in defense, then. I haven't had a wasp/bee sting me for years and years, because I slow my moves down whenever one is near, and they'll just examine me (or sit on me for wiping their wings and eyes clean, at which point anyone who's with me usually freaks out, but really, there simply is no better option than letting it happen) and then they go away again.
It is yeah, until they start swinging their arms at the insects, scaring them, making them waaaaay more likely to sting! I try to tell them "it WILL sting you if you manage to hit it!" but they rarely listen!
I made my video without suffering any bite wounds lol. I was trying to show that this is a "calm" species so getting bit would defeat the purpose. IDK, its weird because I want to say "Don't worry, these spiders aren't going to bite you unless provoked. You dont have to kill them or be scared." but at the same time I don't want all my viewers to start handling black widows lol. Better add a disclaimer before I put it on my youtube channel.