Live Spiders

 

  • 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
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  • 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