Social Huntsman (Delena cancerides) captive-bred juveniles

(1 customer review)



Social huntsmans are one of Australia’s most common and widespread huntsman species, found from south of Geraldton, WA, down the coast and up to about Brisbane, Queensland.

In the wild they are occasionally found in semi-social colonies of up to 300 spiders, often a large female matriarch with numerous offspring and previous clutches. They will share food to a degree but once spiders start to mature they are kicked out of the colony. Although often they are just found on their own, like other huntsmans. Many innocent people have been rained on by 100+ huntsman spiders when they pulled a large piece of bark partially sealed with silk at the edges off a tree. Like most huntsmans, D. cancerides is hardy in captivity.

Delena cancerides are quite variable in appearance, some have a darker carapace and some have more pattern on the abdomen but all have those little black boots.

Social huntsman grow up to 145mm in legspan, making them a medium-large species.

*sold as captive-bred babies around 3rd instar*

Optional Kit Includes :

  • Mini mesh (20cm x 20cm x 20cm)
  • Spray Bottle

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1 review for Social Huntsman (Delena cancerides) captive-bred juveniles

  1. Tahli Fuller (verified owner)

    Thank you for the safe arrival of our beautiful baby Social Huntsmans! They were a gift to my best friend and my daughter’s Dad as I already have Huntsmans and Ts. They arrived very well packaged and had lots of space. We will definitely order from you guys again.

    Tahli. 🙂

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