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RezonantVoid

First huntsman!

Not sure of species but this lichen huntsman came out of a dying tree we chopped down in our yard. Necessary removal, but sad to see how many creatures had to disperse from a single tree. I will care for it from this point on

First huntsman!
RezonantVoid, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:44 AM
Ungoliant, Fox402, Liquifin and 3 others like this.
    • RezonantVoid
      @Rhino1 you're the only one I know who keeps these lichen huntsmans. Any tips I should be aware of?
    • Rhino1
      Hey mate, these guys can be tricky I actually lost one when the tub dried out a bit, they like heat and humidity, keep the humidity up to them but have enough air flow to deter mould, mine don't like crickets much and can be a real pain in the ear to get eating sometimes, but ours go crazy for small moths ;), yeah man I'm against feeding W.C prey items but these guys I had to make an exception for, fingers crossed that yours might be better eaters than mine
      :happy:
    • RezonantVoid
      @Rhino1 good to know, thanks a heap! He's got a large flat bit of cork bark and a bunch of lichen twigs from his tree and Ive kept the substrate low. I'll add some 2mm cross ventilation holes and a few on top. If they love humidity, Grafton is definitely the right place haha. I'll get moth collecting and see what happens
    • Rhino1
      Is that local caught or the Daintree sp? I got some of mine from minibeast and some privately too
    • RezonantVoid
      @Rhino1 nah this one has literally come from the middle of Grafton. I had no idea we even had them here. I will say though, there were tons of unfortunate spiders on the ground after we cut this tree down but only one of these, so they obviously aren't too common
    • Rhino1
      What? Now that is a find, I haven't heard of these being found that far south before. What's the carapace/ abdomen length? Also maybe wouldn't go too crazy with humidity if its not the Cape York or Daintree variety. Nice score, thought it looked different
    • Rhino1
      Would you know the species of tree it was in?
    • RezonantVoid
      @Rhino1 Cyprus pine. Hardly any of them around, and we didn't really wanna have to chop it but it's dying and too close to the house. There's a few rough barked trees around that could offer similar protection. This thing is proper tiny, I'd say carapace and abdomen combined is only 10mm. Nearly mistook it for a common orbweavor until I saw it do this on a branch. It lacks the vivid green that yours have on their legs but has rows of hairs along its side to reduce shadow
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