Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Posted Mar 02, 2017
To me, these are the cutest little arachnids that exist, especially when theyre just spiderlings. They're more well known as cave spiders, or tailless whip scorpions, but most people I know call them "Nightmare creatures." One of them was used in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire during a Defense Against the Dark Arts Class (Fun tip for those of you unfamiliar with the insect or with Harry Potter for that matter!)
I know they look horrifying to most people and like they could kill you or something, but they are actually one of the most gentle arachnids I have ever come across. Getting used to feeding them is a little strange compared to feeding tarantulas as the size of the food you feed them is a whole different ordeal than how you feed Ts, so they can be difficult to keep if you are a first timer. I wouldn't recommend them for beginner arachnid keepers. They are definitely an advanced species. They are also incredibly delicate with their tiny tiny little legs, but are surprisingly fast so if you take them out for any reason, BE CAREFUL. They WILL run away and they are excellent hiders as they are super thin and can fit in small cracks and also camouflaged incredibly well. Finding them in their enclosure can be tricky as they'll easily blend in with the rocks or logs that you put in for them to hide around, so don't be freaked out if you don't see them right away. When they are done being shy though, they are extremely fun to watch. Theyre movements are so fluid and alien, its different than any other pet you will ever keep.