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Wolf Spider Care Questions

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by ironfeather, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Veles

    Veles Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Have you tried feeding it again?
     
  2. ironfeather

    ironfeather Arachnopeon Active Member

    I have not, I'm going to tonight when I hopefully catch a bug. Maybe she likes her new enclosure, isn't stressed out anymore and will feed. Pray for her. (I'm assuming it's a female cause of the drag line?)
     
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  3. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    When spiders are on the move, they usually leave drag lines (of silk) behind them. For those that jump or climb, this is a safety feature. Wolf spiders usually stay on the ground, so their drag lines are less about safety and more about communication. (Males can identify potential mates by the pheromone-laced silk of females.)

    Some relevant quotes from Biology of Spiders by Rainer Foelix:

     
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  4. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    This wolf spider is Alopecosa kochi, they burrow and build turrets with debris.
     
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  5. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron

    thats normal all my wolfers ive kept have done that

    wait so someone here tried to feed there wolfer a moth but the wolfer was scared of it? because im seeing messages that are quoting that. but i said to toung feed it moths because they cant catch flying things... at least not very easy
     
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  6. ironfeather

    ironfeather Arachnopeon Active Member

    Yea she was afraid of it. The moth was just crawling around, didn't even try to take flight
     
  7. Veles

    Veles Arachnobaron Active Member

    Moth isnt a bad prey item if you pluck out its wings.
    Well,at least that is much better than when my dumb brother tried feeding his schizocosa avida a parson spider.
    It didnt end well.....
     
  8. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron

    yeah i remember you telling me about that... didnt sound fun at all for your brothers spider
     
  9. Veles

    Veles Arachnobaron Active Member

    On the other hand he was really inexperienced with spiders at thst time period.
     
  10. ironfeather

    ironfeather Arachnopeon Active Member

    I do work for this lady that grew up in the Philippines and she told me she used to dip some cotton in milk, and the spiders will drink the milk from the cotton as a way of feeding them
     
  11. Veles

    Veles Arachnobaron Active Member

    Thats not even remotely true.
     
  12. ironfeather

    ironfeather Arachnopeon Active Member

  13. Veles

    Veles Arachnobaron Active Member

    No.
    But spiders cant digest milk,fats arent healthy for them.
     
  14. ironfeather

    ironfeather Arachnopeon Active Member

    UPDATE! after eleven days of ownership, my beautiful spider has finally ate. She didn't go for the pincher when I dropped it in so unfortunently wasn't able to see the fury unleashed. But she eventually did eat it cause what was left of the poor insect was decimated.

    She still hasn't made a burrow, and doesn't go in her shelter I set up; mostly stays purched on her little pad. I keep her in my closet, is it a problem that she doesn't get sunlight?