Cellar spider (Pholcus phalangioides)
Spiders in the family Pholcidae weave loose, irregular webs
(traditional-looking cobwebs), and males and females of many species
Availability: These need to be
ordered and will be available after spring break.
Housing: These spiders are wasy
to rear in a box or jar, any container that has enough room for them to
weave a web. Additional water does not need to be provided as
long as conditions are not too dry (50 to 70% relative humidity).
Food: Insects smaller or as
big as these spiders can be tossed into their webs for food.