Stenopelmatidae Care?

Selenops

Arachnoangel
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I used to collect Jerusalem Crickets in a locale I still live nearby also S. polymorpha in three color morphs, blue, green, and orange.

How does one care for the insects in said topic?

I might go up into the hills and collect some of both where they reside strictly beneath stones. Back then I was turning over stones that probably weighed upwards of 75-100lbs. These hills are entirely surrounded by nearby residential areas.

If I do, and I make a successful bounty and am sure I will. I'd be up to making trades for scorps and true spiders.
 

Cheshire

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House them individually, as they are highly cannibalistic.

They eat roots, so carrots and potatoes are good foodstuffs. I'd try dogfood and a water dish, though.

For breeding, the female digs a burrow nine inches deep or so and then deposits her eggs in that.

I'd keep them moist, they're found under rocks in the wild.
 

Selenops

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Let me know how it goes, I'm wanting to breed this species, as well.

Of course, this means I have to find stock...
The ones out here in So Cal get huge, like 3-4" in length even larger. I am going to see what turns up on my bug hunt come this weekend if the weather doesn't prevent me. And have heard they are also predaceous probably opportunistic.
 
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