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Kukulcania hibernalis

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Ratmosphere, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

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    You sure a 4" x 4" x 4" enclosure wouldn't work? The enclosure seems to be huge compared to the spider.
     
  2. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoangel Active Member

    PVC pipe cut into small sections works too.
     

  3. That would be perfectly fine. These are very simple spiders and don't leave their webs, the larger the enclosure, the larger the web though
     
  4. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

    True! Are they slow moving? I put mine in the enclosure and it does not seem to be moving a lot.
     
  5. They usually don't move fast but if startled they can move fairly fast but usually just wander slowly.
     
  6. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

    @Ungoliant wasn't lying when she said it takes a while for this spider to settle in! She is just sitting in the same spot.
     
  7. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    Adult females molt about once a year.


    It's doable, but I like to give them more space for webbing.


    They are slow and clumsy outside of their webs, especially on a smooth surface like glass or plastic. In their webs, they are faster and more graceful, but their speed is nothing compared to some of the web-building tarantulas.
     
  8. USMuscle9403

    USMuscle9403 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    If you buy/capture them, try to get younger ones as I've found adults are often difficult to acclimate. When they do, though, they're great captives. Voracious eaters despite their tiny fangs and mild venom!
     
  9. I keep two of these, adult females - one housed in a glass mason jar and the other in a plastic container thats taller than it is wide - in both enclosures i added plastic plants to web around and they both are incredibly happy and well off/well fed. i recently rehoused one to a shorter but wider enclosure with more of a grounded feel, she seems happy even still. (vouch they do seem to take a while to get comfortable)
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  10. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

    What a beauty. Look into my enclosure today and my spider is in a death curl. :(
     
  11. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    What happened to it?
     
  12. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

    No idea, pretty upset.
     
  13. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    Are you sure it's a death curl and not just a stress curl?
     
  14. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

    No, she's not moving at all. Could she be dehydrated? I offered her water yesterday.
     
  15. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    These spiders seem pretty resistant to dehydration, but it can't hurt to try giving her a little more water. Place a few drops in front of her.
     
  16. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

    I'll try! It's not looking good though.
     
  17. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

    He sent me a replacement spider which is much larger. She is taking a while to get use to the enclosure. Hopefully soon she webs it up! Thanks for all of the help guys.
     
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  18. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel

    This is the updated enclosure. Hope it works!

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  19. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    Post a picture in about a year, and see how she has covered everything in webbing.
     
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  20. agreed, it'll literally web everything until it looks almost like strands of cotton everywhere.