New Pet Spider Likes Direct Sunlight

FishOrSomething

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So, I found a wolf-spider yesterday and decided to make a fun little area that I filled with moist dirt, moist bark, and a bunch of sticks. He's always against the side of the box, and he won't eat the box elder bug I put in there (The box elder bug has rode the spider a few times, though), but one thing at a time.

I usually store the clear house-thing in a relatively dark place. I put it on my bed to look at, since there's a bright strip of sunlight. The spider moved into the strip. I rotate and move the container, and he'll always try to get back into the light. This confuses me because I read that wolf-spiders like to be in the dark. Is my spider just not used to his environment, or is this just a normal spider thing?
 

pannaking22

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Boxelder bugs are toxic, so it probably won't eat it. I'd take it out ASAP so it minimizes stress. You'll also probably want to give it a day or two to settle in before trying to feed it.

What's the temp in your room? It probably was chilly and appreciated a bit of warmth. Spiders will always move where they are comfortable, even in the daytime.
 

FishOrSomething

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Thank you for telling me about box elder bugs. My room is generally colder than the rest of the house, so that's probably it.
 
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