Basically I've seen topics here on insects and the like, does having a spider vary any differently than say a grasshopper? Was just curious about this as I don't have the time or ability to care for a spider.
06-06-2012, 04:24 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-06-2012, 04:24 PM by Ram.)
Grasshopper is herbivore, spiders are carnivore. That is the difference right there.
Once I kept grasshoppers for months when I was a kid. It was quite easy. I kept them in a large glass jar. Every day, I went out to pick fresh grass for them. I released them after a few months.
For spiders, you need to catch live food for them.
I've also kept one for a few weeks before releasing it. It was actually in my house, and I caught it with a small paper box. I Fed it with live house flies. It seems to be very greedy on food, never stop catching the fly I put in there even it is already full.
Are you planning to keep ordinary small spiders or lets say those big tarantulas that can eat small rodents?
It would be the larger variety of spiders. Personally I wouldn't get one as the larger ones tend to skeeve me out, even the small ones that I know can pack some serious venom like a Brown Recluse or the Black Widow.