How to house a grass spider.

MotherofPits

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My coworkers found a spider in the store and instead of killing it they let me take it home. From what I can tell it's a grass spider. Also called a funnel web spider. And I think it's a male. I'll post pics later. Currently he's in a little deli dish and he's eaten two pinhead crickets.

I'd like to try my hand at housing him but I have never kept a spider before. What kind of enclosure does he need?
 

MotherofPits

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Anyone? I'd like to get him set up asap and I need to know enclosure size, substrate, temp and humidity requirements, feeding, and anything else I should include in the enclosure for him to feel comfortable.
 

The Snark

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We're going to need more info. Unless it has it's own web however, it's not a grass spider (Agelena). They aren't capable of catching prey without their web as a rule.

If it is an Agelena they tolerate a very wide variety of environments. A flat area to build a web pretty much sums it up, but not bare earth. Leaves, grass, bushes. They tolerate any degree of moisture but also thrive in very arid environments.

They do not need a substrate as they avoid the ground.
 
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MotherofPits

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He had put some strands in the deli cup. I'll get a picture of him but he looks identical to the spider on the ID site I used. One moment.
 

Andrea82

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If it's a mature male, maybe better to let him go again to fulfill his purpose ;)
 
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