Parasteatoda tepidariorum Baby-First catch and keep

Baileybear2020

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TL/DR: Is this a baby Parasteatoda tepidariorum?
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I've been noticing cob webs in my room in the corners of the ceiling. I have slight arachnophobia that I'm trying to get rid of, but I'm terrified of the idea of spiders crawling on me while I sleep. So, naturally I decided to catch and keep it. The spider is very tiny, so I'm not sure what to feed it and I'm not sure about air holes. ( I read spiders can go days without air. Is it true?)
 

Ungoliant

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TL/DR: Is this a baby Parasteatoda tepidariorum?
It could be, but the photos are inconclusive. (It's definitely nothing dangerous.)


The spider is very tiny, so I'm not sure what to feed it and I'm not sure about air holes. ( I read spiders can go days without air. Is it true?)
It would need to construct a web to feed, so I would provide some anchor points in the enclosure.

They do need air holes to breathe. (While their metabolisms are slow, they still require oxygen and would eventually suffocate in a closed space with no air holes.)
 
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