Malaysian Orange Huntsman Spider

Justin

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Has any one ever kept these, i know they a VERY fast so im not planing on getting one soon but if any of you have ever kept one could you provide me with some info on them.
 

invertepet

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They like it fairly warm, with water misted in daily they can drink off the surfaces available (such as tank walls or plants). They need good ventilation, but fairly decent humidity levels. VERY fast and very arboreal/sticky so you must exercise caution, or you'll find it up your wall, your arm, head, etc. :)

This spider might also do well with a day-night cycle. They're somewhat tempermental healthwise, and can decline rapidly if stressed.

bill
 

Justin

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Thanks bill. What do they eat, crickets right? can they eat any thing else?
 

invertepet

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Well, you can feed it basically what you'd feed any other predatory invert - crickets, small roaches (like Cubans) and that sort of thing. I like the Cubans for arboreals and spiders that stick up on the side of their enclosure because they're a glass-climbing roach.

bill
 

johns

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Incidentally, the Malaysian huntsman is probably...

Thelecopticus(sp?) modestica, probable ID by Todd Gearhart.
When smaller, fruit flies and micro-crix ought to be fed to these tiny, ostrich0- quick thangs at the rate of 2-3 micros a week, double the amount of ff...


Can we get a "Yummy" here!=D
 
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pronty

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How big do they get?

They look a bit like some Finnish spiders with 10mm body lenght =D
 

Pipa

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where did you get yours? I have a pair but would like another female .... open to other ' huntsman' species :)
 
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