- Aug 31, 2016
Orbweavers are difficult to keep without a lot of space for a good setup. Many other true spiders (including those that build other types of webs) are easy to keep.I've been thinking of owning a golden orb weaver (Nephila clavipes). I currently own two tarantulas and I was wondering what it's like to own a true spider. What's it like to own a golden orb weaver?
I ment to attach this picHonestly in my opinion owning a true spider is better than t's because of the wide variety of different types. But pro tip for keeping orb weavers keep them in a large box but put sticks in it this particular spider I'm keeping in this box is able to climb the plastic. In my opinion start out with a wolf spider because there like small more docile t's that are easy and cheep to care for. Or get an American house spider, a triangulate cobweb spider, or a celler spider because care for all those are also simple and cheap. When it comes to orb weavers be patient it takes them a few days or even a week/weeks to make a proper web my spotted orb weaver that I've had for about a week now just made it's web (but I accadentaly destroyed it trying to feed it... whoops)
Hmmmmmm I might get one of theseOrbweavers are difficult to keep without a lot of space for a good setup. Many other true spiders (including those that build other types of webs) are easy to keep.
Their only downsides are that most true spiders don't live as long as tarantulas or get very big. However, haplogynes often live longer. For example, female Kukulcania hibernalis live for many years, probably at least 8-10 years. I love my Kuks.