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to make geolycosa happy you must create a sand and clay mixture and carefully saturate it. adequate ventilation at ground-level is important. it's best to add them whilst the clay is still moist- it assists them in sculpting their turret.
i forgot to replace the lid and left it wide open- returned hours later and she never went further than this. This genus is frustrating but rewarding. get the substrate wrong and they sulk and refuse food or water.