Tmarus angulatus & Oxyopes salticus

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While photographing outside yesterday, close to dusk, I came across two spiders, both missing legs. The crab spider has 5 legs and a deflated abdomen, the lynx spider is missing two front legs on one side. I took them in, but I don't know exactly how to care for ambush/hunter types. Could anyone provide advice?
 

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How big are the spiders? Depending on the size, you could feed them a range of animals; fruit flies, aphids, flies, roaches etc. They don't need much space, big enough for them to explore, but small enough that they can find their prey. A simple set up could be a deli cup, with a few holes or mesh in the top and some pieces of décor for them to hide/ explore. Make sure to mist their enclosures regularly and feed them a medium - large meal once per week or a small - medium meal every 2 -3 days. They may need a little extra help (tweezers) considering they are missing legs. Anyway, good luck, and I hope this helps.
 

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How big are the spiders? Depending on the size, you could feed them a range of animals; fruit flies, aphids, flies, roaches etc. They don't need much space, big enough for them to explore, but small enough that they can find their prey. A simple set up could be a deli cup, with a few holes or mesh in the top and some pieces of décor for them to hide/ explore. Make sure to mist their enclosures regularly and feed them a medium - large meal once per week or a small - medium meal every 2 -3 days. They may need a little extra help (tweezers) considering they are missing legs. Anyway, good luck, and I hope this helps.
This helps so much! I've been looking for some kind of instruction for DAYS. Thank you!
 

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How big are the spiders? Depending on the size, you could feed them a range of animals; fruit flies, aphids, flies, roaches etc. They don't need much space, big enough for them to explore, but small enough that they can find their prey. A simple set up could be a deli cup, with a few holes or mesh in the top and some pieces of décor for them to hide/ explore. Make sure to mist their enclosures regularly and feed them a medium - large meal once per week or a small - medium meal every 2 -3 days. They may need a little extra help (tweezers) considering they are missing legs. Anyway, good luck, and I hope this helps.
This helps so much! I've been looking for some kind of instruction for DAYS. Thank you!
 
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