Golden Huntsman Spider


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Olios giganteus Golden Huntsman Spiders are one of the largest and most docile US spiders. They look like giant eight-legged Teddy bears and wander like jumping spiders until they find their prey, relying on a wonderful sense of vision and agility.

Available as captive bred almost 1/2 inch slings. We are currently feeding them D. hydei fruit flies and house flies. They are much  more stable and have a better feeding response than tarantulas of the same age (and larger than most as newborns).

They are golden and fuzzy, bulky and with a legspan that reaches an impressive 2.5 inches (females). They are disinclined to bite and likely not very venomous, though individual reactions to bites may vary. I’ve handled many and seen others handle them and haven’t ever even seen them strike at a person though one person mentioned having been bitten, once.

They are wonderful climbers and like to sequester themselves away in a dark corner by day. At night they emerge to hunt and feed although they will actively pursue their prey by day too, in the captive setting.


(photo is of adult female)

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Weight .15 lbs


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