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New addition, still settling into it's new home (amblypygi) I'm not sure beyond that
These are sweet. I just picked up 4 damon diadema babies last weekend. I think I might sell most of my spider collection in favor of breeding these instead if all goes well
 
These are sweet. I just picked up 4 damon diadema babies last weekend. I think I might sell most of my spider collection in favor of breeding these instead if all goes well
Any husbandry info you could provide would be great! I was prepared for a vinegaroon and received this little one instead
 
Any husbandry info you could provide would be great! I was prepared for a vinegaroon and received this little one instead
To be brief, as I am no expert myself:

Arboreal enclosure, substrate doesn't matter just there to hold moisture. Relatively high humidity, 75-85%. Vertical structure to hang off during molt is mandatory. Corkbark is good, styrofoam is also very good although not aesthetic (but they can hold onto it well). They like nooks to hide in, so a few pieces of bark leaning everywhere is good. No water dish necessary, they prefer drops collecting from misting.

Feeding is very cool. Idk how often to feed them, I'm guessing about the same as a tarantula. I fed one for the first time last night, watching them hunt is truly amazing.
 
Also these are waayyyyy cooler than a vinegaroon so you lucked out there. Just wait till you see it hunt. They're so clever
 
I have Dubai roaches, what did you feed with? Did you just turn the feeder loose? Or use tongs
Definitely just turn it loose. It will immediately sense it if it's nearby, and begin hunting it.

I gave the little guy a pinhead cricket, and it was smart enough to quickly learn the cricket would jump away if it walked towards it, so it sat still and used its antenna to tap behind the cricket and push it into its reach to strike. I've seen them eat dubias but I dont have any small enough to try with mine, might play dead and cause a problem. You'll just have to experiment
 
Definitely just turn it loose. It will immediately sense it if it's nearby, and begin hunting it.

I gave the little guy a pinhead cricket, and it was smart enough to quickly learn the cricket would jump away if it walked towards it, so it sat still and used its antenna to tap behind the cricket and push it into its reach to strike. I've seen them eat dubias but I dont have any small enough to try with mine, might play dead and cause a problem. You'll just have to experiment
Tried feeding mine for the first time tonight, it wasn't interested at all. Guess I'll try again tomorrow
 
Tried feeding mine for the first time tonight, it wasn't interested at all. Guess I'll try again tomorrow
They are like tarantulas too in the sense that they have a premolt stage. But try a cricket or something more flighty if it doesnt touch the dubia after a week or so. Some specimens just wont bother with dubias
 

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