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Holconia murrayensis - Murray's Banded Huntsman


Holconia murrayensis Care Guide:

  • Latin Name: Holconia murrayensis
  • Common Name: Murray's Banded Huntsman
  • Origin: Native to Australia, these spiders are primarily found in the regions of Queensland and New South Wales. They are known for residing in drier environments and can often be found under loose bark or within crevices.

Physical Description:

  • Size: The leg span can reach up to 6 inches, making them quite noticeable.
  • Appearance: They feature a banded pattern on their legs and have a robust body.

Care Requirements:

  • Temperature: Ideal temperatures range from 70-85°F (21-29°C). They thrive in room temperature conditions typical of many households.
  • Humidity: Keep them on the drier side, misting the substrate occasionally.
  • Housing: Babies would be fine in a vial thats around 4 to 5 inches in height and 2 inches wide.  You can ask me during checking and I will provide one at no charge.
  • Diet: Feed on a variety of insects such as crickets, roaches, or worms.

Behavior and Temperament:

  • Temperament: They are generally docile and not defensive.
  • Skill Level Required: An excellent species for beginners due to their hardiness and relatively easy care requirements.

This species is a fascinating choice for those interested in observing active hunting behaviors and the natural beauty of a larger spider species.