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Going spider hunting in North Texas tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Socfroggy, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Socfroggy

    Socfroggy Arachnoknight

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    What are species that do well in captivity? I came across some black widows, wolf spiders, a Parsons spider, orbweavers, false widows and a nursery spider. Which ones can I take home and keep in am Amac box??
     
  2. I wouldn't take the parsons spider or any orb weavers back, the rest would be good
     
  3. Socfroggy

    Socfroggy Arachnoknight

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    Do they not do well in captivity, Amac boxes or both? Thanks for your input.
     
  4. Socfroggy

    Socfroggy Arachnoknight

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    Oh! And what about yellow sac spiders?
     
  5. Orbweavers need a huge amount of space for their webs. I've heard quite a few keepers say that they just let them build a web in the corner of their room instead of trying to keep it in a container.

    Love the name, man. Huge Goji fanatic as well. :)
     
  6. Yellow sack spiders can be kept in captivity though I've never kept one.
     
  7. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    Parson's spiders are cool. they're nice looking gnaphosids
     
  8. SDCPs

    SDCPs Arachnolord Active Member

    Just let the spider loose in the room?
     
  9. Put it in a place where it can make a Web easily, like on a fake plant or something.
     
  10. From what I've read, yes. Surprised me too, but it makes sense I guess? Just hope it makes one where you want it. ;)
     
  11. Black widows can be pretty scary to keep. I had one and she kept spinning her web on the door to the cage. She was also a voracious eatter. So every time the door would open she would try getting whatever was moving her web. Occasionally she would get her legs out the door and I couldn't close it fully until she would move. So if there would be a solution to it webbing the cage door I would keep one again, but for now I am sticking to a more docile spider species. Do they have tarantulas in Northern Texas? They are fairly easy to find if you can locate their burrow and. CAREFULLY excavate it. Also pretty easy to keep.
     
  12. IMG_1453.JPG IMG_1456.JPG You can cut the bottom half inch off a 36 oz. Deli cup and use a second one as an actual bottom. Lets the widow make her web at the top, and you can get at the bottom to feed her. Top image is a finished one, bottom image the cup was left upside down to let her establish a web before fliping it right side up.
    Edit: sorry, forgot this was a dead thread.
     
  13. Dead thread or not, that is a pretty clever idea!