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What do you guys think? yellow sac spider? what should i do with him?

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Entity, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yeah it's a yellow sack spider, you should probably just let it go, that's what I do with the ones I find.
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    Gorgeous! I always try to have a yellow sac spider in my collection. Of all my true spiders, I have had the hardest time keeping them alive in captivity. Longest I have had one is about 3 months. If you decide to keep it, keep us posted on how it goes so we can learn from your experiences.
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    Entity Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Didn't keep him Denny. But I find them ALL the time! lol. crawling around the kitchen mostly. Next time I might try to keep one. If u want I could try to send u one if u r located in the US. I forget.
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi Entity,

    I think you should give it a go. Have you ever kept true spiders? If u need any assistance, feel free to reach out. Yellow Sacs have a reputation for delivering a pretty nasty bite. Their venom has shown properties similar to the recluse spiders. Necrotic. Should not be an issue for you as a keeper based on your experiences but would be a bit concerned about the "house pets".

    I have found them to be quite shy and reserved but they could bite if tangled up in your clothes, shoes or towels?

    I generally try to keep one of each of my true spiders at a time due to running out of enclosure space (Think I am at about 150 inverts now not including my Isopods! ). I have a yellow sac in the collection currently so don't need one now. I am in the USA. I will reach out when I am in the market for one for sure. I have struggled keeping them alive I think because of the humidity. Trying to keep it higher on my current gal. So, if anyone has any experience here, let us know. Thanks!
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    Entity Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    cool! good to know. I think next time I find one Ill try to keep it. small arboreal setup with a little cocofiber for humidity and a stick for them to build a web I am assuming? let me know things u find out and I will certainly do the same. If we keep having them last longer and longer we can refine the best way to keep them....awesome experimentation!

    Also, I forgot to say. I have never kept a true spider. I was always turned away from them I guess because they don't live very long.
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Sounds good! Set-up sounds perfect. They tend to build a small sack-like web cocoon and hide away in there quite a bit. But they do like to climb so will appreciate the arboreal setup. They are surprisingly quick as I am sure you have found out when try to rescue one from the house.

    Welcome to the True Spider club!
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    Entity Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    yeah they are fast...I just picked them up...I guess I should use something to handle them with.
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    i wish lol i been buying them for nieces and nephews and friends here at work that are scared of just about any bug ;) it's quite entertaining watching them try and catch a brown house spider. One lady here sides steps up to it like a boxer, presses in the bellow, then aims the bugzooka, closes her eyes, hits the button, then squeals and drops it, while doing a little dance thing to hide behind someone.
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