First huntsman!

First huntsman!

Not sure of species but this lichen huntsman came out of a dying tree we chopped down in our yard. Necessary removal, but sad to see how many creatures had to disperse from a single tree. I will care for it from this point on
Hey mate, these guys can be tricky I actually lost one when the tub dried out a bit, they like heat and humidity, keep the humidity up to them but have enough air flow to deter mould, mine don't like crickets much and can be a real pain in the ear to get eating sometimes, but ours go crazy for small moths ;), yeah man I'm against feeding W.C prey items but these guys I had to make an exception for, fingers crossed that yours might be better eaters than mine
@Rhino1 good to know, thanks a heap! He's got a large flat bit of cork bark and a bunch of lichen twigs from his tree and Ive kept the substrate low. I'll add some 2mm cross ventilation holes and a few on top. If they love humidity, Grafton is definitely the right place haha. I'll get moth collecting and see what happens
Is that local caught or the Daintree sp? I got some of mine from minibeast and some privately too
@Rhino1 nah this one has literally come from the middle of Grafton. I had no idea we even had them here. I will say though, there were tons of unfortunate spiders on the ground after we cut this tree down but only one of these, so they obviously aren't too common
What? Now that is a find, I haven't heard of these being found that far south before. What's the carapace/ abdomen length? Also maybe wouldn't go too crazy with humidity if its not the Cape York or Daintree variety. Nice score, thought it looked different
@Rhino1 Cyprus pine. Hardly any of them around, and we didn't really wanna have to chop it but it's dying and too close to the house. There's a few rough barked trees around that could offer similar protection. This thing is proper tiny, I'd say carapace and abdomen combined is only 10mm. Nearly mistook it for a common orbweavor until I saw it do this on a branch. It lacks the vivid green that yours have on their legs but has rows of hairs along its side to reduce shadow

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