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Where to find Dysdera crocata?

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Bunyan van Asten, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    My younger brother recently told me he wantend to have a pet tarantula, but he wants to start out boy a dysdera crocata specifically. Although we can find in the area, we never come across any of them, could anyone tell me where I would have the best chce of finding one?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    "This species is found chiefly in urban gardens, fields, and forests. This includes under stones, logs, and in cellars in relatively moist, warm places." --Spiders.us
  3. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    Well then.... I think we'll have to buy online:arghh:
  4. Why do you have to buy online? Live in a big city? If its weather you're worried about I found one of these in the low 30s so it may still be possible. Best part about true spiders is catching em.
  5. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    Yeah, I know, but i have a really small garden with hardly ANY soil, but enough isobods to feed a city. And I never find anything but those, that may be because the weather hasn't been working, but I really hope I can find one. A gemalen and/öre sling preferably.
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  6. Aquarimax

    Aquarimax Arachnodemon Active Member

    Interesting that you can find lots of isopods, but no Dysdera crocata. I usually find D. crocata wherever I find large numbers of Armadillidium vulgare...especially under flat boards and similar cover.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  7. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    i have multiple colonies of 30 to 90 isopods in my garden alone, so i don't know how i can't find it...
  8. They tend to burrow in the colder weather check again when spring finally reveals its self.
  9. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    I will.
  10. Good luck man! Keep us posted!
  11. Vialheart

    Vialheart Arachnopeon

    I went out into my front yard and found one like a week ago. It was under a garden border stone at like 10 pm. Maybe try checking under rocks and logs at night if you can?