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Dream true spider?

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Ratmosphere, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    Recently saw a thread like this in the "Myriapods" section so why not make one here? What is your dream true spider? For me it is Phoneutria fera, even though I have not built up the courage to get one yet!
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  2. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Mine is Nephila clavipes - or any of the other large Nephila species, though clavipes is the one I'm most likely to actually be able to get since they're at least native to the US, though I have heard that Nephila clavata have made it over here, too. A friend says he might be able to get one for me next year - which then raises the issue of finding a suitable place for it to make a ginormous web without just leaving it free-range in my invert room, since I don't think my husband or kids would go for that. (Then again, we have dozens - possibly hundreds - of free-range Steatoda in there. Numbers vary significantly, according to how recently we've vacuumed and how well-hidden the egg sacs were. So maybe one big spider would be better than dozens of little ones?)
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  3. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    Good choice! I actually had an encounter with Nephila clavata in a park in Japan a few days ago! This is a bad picture but I got so many good ones with my Canon. Really beautiful spider for real! I was tempted to try and bring it back to the states with me but we all know how illegal that is.

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  4. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Gorgeous spider! You just need to find somebody in Georgia who has one of the N. clavata that's already in the U.S. I'm not sure how widespread they are, but they've had a few years to establish themselves, so it might not be altogether impossible.
  5. Redmont

    Redmont The collector Arachnosupporter

    :DPhoneutria fera Is high on my list as well, I may be able to get some wondering spiders through a trade but not the Brazilian ones, I don’t think anyone has them. My dream spider is Heteropoda lunula a species of huntsman spider and I may be able to get them :D
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  6. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    It would be cool to own Hyllus giganteus.

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  7. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire

  8. Redmont

    Redmont The collector Arachnosupporter

    I can get large exotic jumpers, I can’t guarentee species
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  9. 1Lord Of Ants1

    1Lord Of Ants1 Arachnoknight

    Lots of N. clavipes here if you know where to look. At this time of year the majority around are adult females with accompanying males. I've kept them before in my backyard right off my porch by placing a female or two around suitable web points, the point between two posts under a balcony seems to work well, and they normally stick around. I've heard of people successfully keeping them in relatively small enclosures, in which case the webs the construct are very tiny or a tangled mess. I find they're best admired when atop a 3 foot wide golden glistening web, however.
  10. Kjoygray

    Kjoygray Arachnopeon

    Eresus walckenaeri. I just learned about them today and they're absolutely beautiful.
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  11. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron

    Tbh, I'd love one of all of the spiders you guys listed, except for the Phoneutria fera (that spider's venom just freaks me out, lol.)

    Heteropoda lunula has been on my wish list for a while. Every time @basin79 posts photos of his, I must admit that I get a little envious. :) (go on, basin: post the awesome photos. :kiss:)
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  12. Serpyderpy

    Serpyderpy Arachnosquire

    Heteropoda davidbowie! He was such an inspiration to me and honestly the fact that the spider named after him is an orange pudgy spider pancake makes it ten times cuter.

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  13. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

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  14. Redmont

    Redmont The collector Arachnosupporter

    Those are just absolutely awesome! I have a sourse for exotic huntsman but I’m not entirely sure if I can get these.
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  15. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    Pics don't do her justice. She unbelievably in the flesh. But he'll fire they're quick.
  16. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    Have a look at Gandanameno sp (velvet spiders). I have one and she's absolutely phenomenonal. So so funny to watch. I've also got a Eresus moravicus but she's still tiny.


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  17. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    Hogna ingens or Hoggicosa bicolor
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  18. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Anything big and fast. So basically Sparasidae.
  19. Johnny Q

    Johnny Q Arachnopeon

    I have always loved the various Nephila species. Nephila senegalensis and Nephila turneri are at the very top of my list. A few years ago I was able to collect a pair of Nephila clavipes and it was the first and only species of arachnid I have bred and raised.
  20. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Probably Latrodectus corallinus or Loxoceles cf. simillima.