Live Spiders

Green Lynx Spiders (Peucetia viridans, Oxyopidae)

Peucetia is large and impressive arboreal spider commonly founare fairly easy to in open fields and along roads in many parts of the US.


  • Green Lynx spider (Peuctia viridans, Oxyopidae)
    • Large green ambush and foraging spider frequently found on plants
    • Maternal care: Does not build
    • These spiders can and will bite
  • Furrow Spider (Larnioides cornutus, Araneidae)
    • Very common medium sized orb web weaver
    • Hardy and easy to care for in captivity, readily adapts to small containers
    • Nocturnal, usually weaving and out at night, hiding, during the day
    • Requires moderately high humidity for orb construction
  • Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes, Nephilidae)
    • Large orb web weaver
    • Larger juveniles and adults do not do well in small containers. They require a large amount of space for their webs and moderately high humidity for their webs to work well.
    • Typically sold as small juveniles
  • House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum, Theridiidae)
    • A favorite spider for embryology and studies in developmental biology
    • Hardy and common household spider
  • Cellar Spider (Physocyclus mexicanus, Pholcidae)
    • Large quasi-social or gregarious cellar spider frequently found in packrat dens
  • Cribellate or Hackled Orb Weaver (Uloborus sp., Uloboridae)
    • [New project at Spider Pharm]
    • Small, non-venomous and gregarious orb weaving spider frequently found in the webs of other spiders
    • Orb web more elaborate, with 2-part sticky threads without glue
    • Does well at low humidity and does not require high humidity for web construction and function