Eresus walckenaeri Care and the Velvet/Jumping Spider "Fad"

Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

Nov 26 2023 • 53 mins

Having just rehoused my juvenile Eresus walckenaeri (Velvet Spider), I figured that it was time to talk a bit about how I care for it.

Also in this episode, is the current Jumping Spider and Velvet Spider social media fad and rampant anthropomorphization leading to decline in overall appropriate husbandry in the spider hobby? I'll discuss what I feel are the realistic pros and cons of the attention these "cute" spiders are currently receiving.