Posted Dec 28, 2016
At first, my dad showed up with the spider when she was the size of a fly, her shining blue color was really impressive, my mom was freaking out, and I was feeling kind of fear and happiness.
Like any pet, the curiosity in how to care of such an extraordinary specimen invades you and you start asking questions like:
What does she eat?
Can we touch her?
Is there a spider food ?
And to be honest is was quite simple. The natural habitat of this creature is "Los medanos de Coro", a desert zone of the Falcón state in Venezuela.
With a fishtank we were able to recreate her habitat and it was quite funny to see how she was feeling very comfortable with her space.
The growth of it is quite accelerated, her favorite food was grasshoppers and cockroaches, it never ceases to be interesting and hypnotic to see her weave her web and build her space, not to mention how frightening it was to hear her at night touching the glass of the fishtank and see her moult every few months.
Long story short, it is a super interesting invertebrate, you could observe it for hours and never stop learning about its own work, and meditate by manipulating it very gently.