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Giant banana spider

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by KevinsWither, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. KevinsWither

    KevinsWither Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I am interested in caring for giant banana spiders. Is there anywhere I can start?
     
  2. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    What's a banana spider? That's a common name for some very, VERY different spiders.
     
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  3. Try virginia cheeseman I think she sells some, and BugzUK does too.
     
  4. KevinsWither

    KevinsWither Arachnobaron Active Member

    Im from the US. As for banana spider, I am meaning by
    Golden silk orb-weavers.
     
  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoangel Active Member

    Banana spider is usually the common name for the Wandering Spider. The one I'm never lucky enough to find.
     
  6. KevinsWither

    KevinsWither Arachnobaron Active Member

    Nephila pilipes is the species I am mostly interested in. Now I hear they need like a net cube cage.
     
  7. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnobaron Active Member

    Yes a net cube or frame cage.
     
  8. Toff202

    Toff202 Arachnoknight Active Member

    It should be easy to find them in Europe.
     
  9. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoangel Active Member

    I'm talking about the Brazilian wanderer that are sometimes found.
     
  10. Toff202

    Toff202 Arachnoknight Active Member

    I know, I thought you meant find them for sale.
     
  11. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoangel Active Member

    Ah right.
     
  12. Thistles

    Thistles Arachnobroad Arachnosupporter

    Nephila, Phoneutria... no big difference :hilarious:

    You need a very large cage frame for them, or else a door frame for it to web up if you don't have other pets or kids. They make a huge web. You can catch wild Nephila clavipes in Florida.