been tryin to figure out what these are

catfishrod69

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ok i brought these home to ohio with me from my trip to north carolina...i have 7 of them...they make a funnel web....and i cant find them anywhere on the internet...i cant get them to eat either cause none of my roach nymphs will go to the opening of the funnel....the biggest spider is about 1/4 inchish....here is a pic of ones funnel and of the only spider i could force out to get a pic...but they all look the same....thanks

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Tarantula_Hawk

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I already replied to your "north carolina trip 3" post.
Anyways, these are young Segestriidae, either Ariadna sp. or Segestria sp.
They make a funnel web which ends in radiating trip lines. When the prey walks over them, the vibration trigger the spider's response.
That's not the right setup. Give them a deep crevice for the funnel web and some horizontal space for the radiating triplines. In the wild they usually live in holes in tree trunks or between rocks, as well as walls and fences.
 

catfishrod69

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ok...sorry i didnt see your other post....yeah i was thinking of rehousing them soon anyways.....thanks

I already replied to your "north carolina trip 3" post.
Anyways, these are young Segestriidae, either Ariadna sp. or Segestria sp.
They make a funnel web which ends in radiating trip lines. When the prey walks over them, the vibration trigger the spider's response.
That's not the right setup. Give them a deep crevice for the funnel web and some horizontal space for the radiating triplines. In the wild they usually live in holes in tree trunks or between rocks, as well as walls and fences.
 

catfishrod69

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how do you recommend i set them up? thanks

I already replied to your "north carolina trip 3" post.
Anyways, these are young Segestriidae, either Ariadna sp. or Segestria sp.
They make a funnel web which ends in radiating trip lines. When the prey walks over them, the vibration trigger the spider's response.
That's not the right setup. Give them a deep crevice for the funnel web and some horizontal space for the radiating triplines. In the wild they usually live in holes in tree trunks or between rocks, as well as walls and fences.
 
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