"prisoners milking spiders?" ...now that's an interesting mental picture.
do they have like little spider holding stands like they do for goats? Just how ~would~ one get their hands around a spiders teats? bwa ha ha ha ha v e r y carefully.
I used to have a pet trantula and her name was Maldoon. She lived for 8 years and became so tame that she would offer up a thimble full of spidermilk every morning for us. Wonderful in tea, I must say.