This is my friend Anton. Trying to find out whether or not he’s going to harm anybody in my household. Have been feeding him for around a month now.
Hi. Anton will pose zero threat, one of the very harmless orb weavers.
Indoors, you may have to feed them a bit, they have quite an appetite for flying insects.
With a web established,won’t likely leave unless starved or driven out.
I had a video in the works how to keep these indoors, don’t see it getting finished though.
You might consider Antoinette for a name, this is a she. Looks like a cross orb weaver, but not certain.
Nice pet there.
She has quickly made himself part of the furniture. My wife wasn’t fond of the idea, but I think shes majestic and beautiful. I enjoy how they rebuild for perfection every morning, and the quick strike when an insect hits her web. Would crickets be an ideal snack? More than willing to go to a pet store and keep them going. How long will they live for indoors? I guess some quick research will answer these questions for me.
Hi. Well, these spiders grow fast, in the wild, they either die soon after making egg sacs or with the first frost of winter, When insects get scarce, it may mean pet store feeders and crickets are suitable. May have to feed a couple/few times a week with tweezers, they will shy away from fingers. I question she will live through winter, why these are not so popular pets. People invest a couple hundred dollars keeping the big Nephila orb weavers then to have them die in about a year, worth it with more spiders. Best you may do is… Read more »