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Wolf Spider in my Kitchen!

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by miss moxie, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

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    I caught this wolf spider drinking from a small spot of water on my kitchen floor. When I caught them, I added water to the container and they immediately began to drink for quite a while-- then pooped.

    I've decided to keep them, at least for a little while. Around here we get a FLOOD of wolf spiders in the fall season, I mean you encounter a dozen within a week's time. So they're definitely plentiful.

    Any idea what species it is?

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  2. chanda

    chanda Arachnoangel Active Member

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  3. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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  4. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Somebody ate for me today!
     
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  5. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Glad it ate for ya! This was one of the first species of spider I ever handled.
     
  6. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    I love it when salticidae and lycosidae do the 'one leg in the air, pointing at you' thing lol
     
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  7. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    My old Phidippus audax "bryantae" formation droppin' by to say "Hey, how are ya?" Love the leg in the air thing they do as well.

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  8. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    "You're next."
     
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  9. grumpycow3

    grumpycow3 Arachnosquire

    more like a "you owe me money".
     
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  10. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Someone molted! They dug themselves a little burrow, straight down to the bottom and I'm able to peek in on them. The colors are even more vivid in person.
     
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    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

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    This little guy or gal got an updated house today! So far I think they love it. Substrate is a blend of peat, coir, some white sandtastik play sand, and a bit of perlite.
     
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