Dolomedes grows back legs

padkison

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Caught this D. tenenbrosus back in December. She was missing 2 legs on one side. Yesterday, she molted out to this.

Anyone know the lifespan of these?

 

Selenops

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Don't know the lifespan, sorry, but you are obviously doing something right.

What is the captive care requirements for these spiders?
 

padkison

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The ones I've kept have done well in a 32 oz mesh-lid delicup with a piece of bark big enough to perch on placed vertically. I mist a couple times a week.

This one had enough room to molt by going to the top of the container.
 

xgrafcorex

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i don't really know anything about Dolomedes..but i must say that is one stunningly beautiful spider. :D glad to see its legs came back.
 

orcrist

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I haven't kept any for longer than a year and a half.

I tend to keep them in big empty fishtanks, with water in the bottom as a substrate, and lots of rocks to rest on/hide under. Change the water regularly, drop small moving things in regularly, it's happy.

...well sorta. The ones I get are perpetually aggressive. :D
 
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