Leucauge venusta (The Orchard Orbweaver) Care Sheet

Introduction

Orchard Orbweavers (Leucauge venusta) are beautiful spiders that are fun to have if you have the space. They are small orbweaves found in the United States.

Venom

Their venom is not medically significant and should be considered harmless.

Geographical Range and Habitat

I have seen them all the way from swampy areas to the bushes of a University.

Husbandry

While not hard to keep, they do make large webs. They need a large enclosure or some free open cage design (which does exist, I have let one go in my closet). The best option I feel is to put them in your gardens or someplace with lots of space. They should have things to climb and the ability to build large webs, maybe 3 to 5 feet across.

Behavior

Not aggressive at all; they just want to get away. Probably will not bite unless extremely provoked like being pinned down.

Breeding

Pending…

How to Acquire a Orchard Orbweaver

These you probably will just have to catch them and release them in your backyard. Pretty common.

Gallery

A picture of an Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge venusta) on a wall
A picture of an Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge venusta)

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