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Best setup for wolf spiders?

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by Bunyan van Asten, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

  2. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    It's nice to see someone enthusiastic about spiders. I would strongly suggest you return them to the forest they are from. After all, would you like being held captive by a stranger???

    Also, if you will not do the above, in the future, wouldn't it make more sense to learn how to keep them BEFORE you snatch them from their home??

    Lastly, if no one replies, I would examine the area you snatched them from, and set up a terrarium based on the locale they were taken from. That's the best course of action if you don't release them back to where you exactly found them.
     
  3. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire

    Isn't every spider taken from the wild? At one point
     
  4. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking Active Member

    Something like this... L.tarantula btw that I slightly suppose WC in Puglia region :-s

     
  5. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Not captive born.
     
  6. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    I don't have a problem with taking spiders from the wild, so long as:
    1. The species is not endangered.
    2. You are not over-collecting (depleting the area).
    3. You provide a good home for it in captivity.
     
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  7. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    The species is actually quite a pest in the area where it lives
    It's the first time i went therr
    And i always do everything i can to feed them enought and give them the right home
     
  8. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I can see that point of view, but in field collecting I was always taught to return what you found, where you found it. To each their own, some people care about that, some people don't.
     
  9. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking Active Member

    Nothing to say about point 1 and 3, but what about point 2 the very moment that lots and lots of people will start to do the same but "we" can't notice that fast? I tell you, would enter the first and last points, ah ah, it's like Ouroboros snake :)
    but I doubt because are minorities, IMO in all honesty, those that WC spiders if we consider how much we are and everything.
     
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  10. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    I would be surprised if the demand for things like wolf spiders was high enough where there would be enough collectors to deplete the population in a given area.

    Tarantulas are a bit different, because they can be valuable enough that non-hobbyists will collect them for extra income.
     
  11. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    Wel... i wasn't trying to stir up a storm, but like i said, it's quite a pest in that forest to a point a saw more than 10 at once climbing up a damn camponotus ant hill.
    I have an idea of what thier home should be like, but i just want to know how big it should be, the humidity, what soil i should use for maximum comfort, etc... just the things that arw usually looked over.