Aussie Whistling Spiders

Selenops

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I want to know how to care for Whistling Spiders including s'lings measuring about an inch such as Selenocosmia crassipes, etc. Can anyone help me?

Steve? :D
 

darkness_falls8

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I'd like to know aswell. I saw them on Swifts awhile ago and thought they sounded pretty cool... but couldn't find any info on them, sorry i couldn't help ya out bud.
 

Selenops

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NP. Swift's is where I oggled them too. No worries, when Aussie Steve Nunn comes online here again I am sure he'll respond. In fact, these spiders really fascinate me and I always enjoy Steve's colorful descriptions, attitude and toxicity.

Tommorrow's payday and I have alittle extra cash. I am deciding between these spiders, Pokie spp, or Pamphobeteus spp. Damn, talk about tough choices.
 

PhilR

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Provide enough substrate for the spider to burrow (I use peat/vermiculite). I don't worry about humidity, just give the surface a good spray every so often, and then let it dry out. The spider will produce its own (extensive in my case) burrow system.

Seems to work for me :)



The spider's a couple of moults bigger now though and a nice velvety dark colour (it's an S. crassipes from the first import into the UK by the way) :)
 

Selenops

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Oh, they're very hardy lil beasts...

...but then again they'd have to be like just about everything else shares their distribution in Oz.

Much much appreciated Phil! :D
 

phil jones

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hi i think that i seen when adult they are very BIG and NASTY but i have not had them no way any way some will know a lot more then me :? :? -- phil
 
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