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Dysdera crocata

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by scorpionguy77, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. scorpionguy77

    scorpionguy77 Arachnopeon

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    Does anyone know if they can be kept as pets? I found quite a few big boys when i was doing yard work today and they are quite striking and very interesting. The easy supply just got me wondering.
     
  2. terancheped42

    terancheped42 Arachnosquire

    yes i have kept 1 before, i know they are sold on bugs in cyberspace. they are very interesting
     
  3. Camden

    Camden Arachnobaron

    According to what I've read, they do great in captivity and captive births are common. They prey mainly on isopods/pill bugs etc. They're neat little spiders!
     
  4. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    given a good amount of space and hides you might even be able to keep them more than one to a cage. i would definitely do periodic checks and separate them if you notice any start to go missing

    i've kept quite a few to a medium sized cages and got babies but i suspect there was a few losses, too

    the babies are a sweet like neon orange color :)
     
  5. Curious jay

    Curious jay Arachnodemon

    I currently have one but he's a mature male I've been looking for a female to introduce but cant find any for the life of me and I haven't noticed the male eat so I don't think he's got to long left