- Dec 29, 2012
I’ve always been a huge Lycosidae nerd myself, and lately I’ve been very interested in the genus Lycosa (known most famously for Italy’s L. tarantula). They seem like the grand daddy of all true spiders with their massive size and other wolf spider attributes. I’ve seen a notable amount of species such as L. singoriensis kept in the European trade, and they seem to be widespread nearly everywhere but the United States. Has anyone here in the U.S. ever kept a Lycosa sp. or know someone who has? Does the Fish and Wildlife service not allow them to be imported or do importers just not have an interest in them?