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Neoscona sp. maybe N. crucifera.
Pisauridae is my next guess. Looking at the eyes, I’d say it matches more.
I want to say is in the genus Tibellus.
It’s a wolf spider, maybe a Pardosa species.
He asked how to tell them apart, presumably in the context of the ones he is finding inside which would be mature males most likely, as you even...
Not really. Males will exhibit bulging of the palps prior to maturity. That’s besides the point because we are talking about mature males here.
I can see where you are coming from here. However, this isn’t a very likely scenario. The spider would need to feel threatened in order to bite,...
You can prekill the crickets and feed it to them. They will usually eat it.
Those are wolf spiders. They are harmless to humans and are good at eating pests. They live outdoors, underground and or under debris typically....
Damn. That sucks. Where was it coming from? Was it packed well?
When we say mild what does that mean exactly? Are we talking LD50? If so, maybe. Overall I find that people underestimate these species, or do not...
It’s a penultimate male L. hesperus
You need to send us a pic for a good ID.
Get an escape proof enclosure first. This is very important. I like locking plastic tubs with holes drilled in them. The care itself is easy. Give...
I’ve kept Loxosceles communally.
I mist them when I want them to give birth.
Low to mid 80s is good.
Looks good. Make sure that you aren’t keeping them too cold.
They are both female
Give it a year. Don’t worry.
Post pics for us when you have it put together. They aren’t all that hard to care for though. Just be aware that...