Orbweavers: Impossible in captivity...?

guitarkyle

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I tried keeping two and neither spun big enough webs and the webs they spun were so oddly shaped that when I put fruit flies in they fell right through it. Does the size of the spider matter...? Can they be fed on anything else? I had a bad experience with fruit flies, like when about 50 got loose in my room. Tank setup and any other tips would be greatly appreciated!
 

zonbonzovi

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Which variety of orbweaver? Some need an immense amount of room, but in general orbweavers need more space than, say, a terrestrial spider of the same size.
 

Widowman10

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definitely not impossible! what species are you working with, and what is the current size, and what is your setup like? we need a bit more info :D
 

Crysta

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hm, you can keep them on square frames I forgot where I saw this though.

or put a bunch of stick in an aquarium with good climbing surface

or put it in the corner of your room ^^ lol throw it crickets.
 

guitarkyle

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one time i tried keeping two marbled orbweavers and they didnt spin webs. the cellar spider i kept once spun a decent web but theres was lots of gaps and bugs fell through instead of getting stuck. would an orchard orbweaver do good in captivity?
 
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