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    Thread: Hogna carolinensis

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      Hogna carolinensis

      So I caught a female wolf spider back in January, she was dying and I kept her and nursed her back to health and she's a very happy camper now. She's never shown any kind of aggression towards me. I want to handle her... She let's me dig her out of her burrow so I can look at her and she never gets cranky with me. What's the best way to go about picking her up? Just scoop her up with the dirt and hope for the best? She has definitely grown since I've had her and she's so fast! But I just... Really wanna hold her lol without being bit.

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      Don't dig her out. Doing so will stress her and make her feel insecure. She needs a safe place that is unsturbed in her home.

      I live in FL as well and have kept many, even breeding and rasing them.

      As with any spider... if you choose to handle, you will always be risking getting bitten.

      In the rare instances that I 'handled' a Wolf, I did so within their container. They were gently coaxed toward my hand, which I kept flat on the substrate. I never lifted them. They are very skittish, easily startled, and can jump very well.

      Even tho yours is a calm one... exercise caution. They have huge fangs!

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      Alrighty, I'll stop digging her up. Thanks for letting me know =) she is a hogna carolinensis. She's really cool to watch. I have come close to scooping her and dirt up at the same time but I always end up retreating. She just is so quick and I don't wanna lose her. Huge fangs you say? That does not sound like fun lol but oh well. Win some lose some lol thanks for the advice =)

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