Advertisement We had an early freeze last night, and in the morning, I went to check on the three last Trichonephila clavipes (ex Nephila clavipes) in the neighborhood. One was clearly dead, as I found her headless abdomen on the ground about a foot or two away from her web. The other two looked dead, so I collected them from their tattered webs. The second showed no signs of life, but the third started clinging to my hand. I brought them home, intending to warm up the third spider, and then the second spider (pictured below) also revived. I don't want to simply place them back outside, as it will have made the rescue pointless, merely a prolonging of their fate. If possible, I'd like to see them through the winter and release them in the spring. (I know that in the tropical parts of their range, they can live for 2-3 years.) Does anyone who has kept Nephila or Trichonephila have any advice for how to set them up indoors? I know they like a lot of space, but we have limited space here. What's the smallest mesh setup they'll build a web in?