Rightpet

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Breeder,
Bred invertebrate myself,
Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

2/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to keep

4/5

Health

4/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Holothele incei

By

United States

Posted Sep 08, 2014

This is a neat little semi-dwarf species that doesn't take up a whole lot of room and is fun to watch.

There are some owners that report having good luck keeping several of these communally, but I've never personally tried. I know just as many that ended up with one fat spider, so I keep all mine separately.

This species comes in two unique color forms - the normal "olive" coloration, and "gold." The gold animals are very easy to identify - they are a bright, solid golden color throughout their entire body. The normal olive colored animals are just that - olive, but also have black markings on the carapace and abdomen. Both color forms can come from the same eggsac, and gold males can breed with normal females and vice versa. They are the same species, just different colors.

This is a skittish and fast species, and it is also rather defensive. They're really not suited for handling as they'll bolt at any given opportunity. They are, however, very good for display as they make neat little web tunnels and pretty actively hunt their prey. If you're successful with a communal setup, that has the added bonus of watching multiple spiders interacting as well.

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