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Unknown Wolf spider - Hogna carolinensis

Unknown Wolf spider - Hogna carolinensis
McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas, USA
October 19, 2010
Size: inch and a half
Caught this spider at work, its a tough little thing. Its missing 1 leg, but i cant figure out what type of spider Ive got.

Moved from ID Request.

Yep wolf spider
probably Hogna. What state are you in? I think you must have missed that question on your submission form.

I live in mid south east kansas.

Can you get a shot
of the belly of the spider? That helps ID Hogna sp. I'm thinking it might be Hogna carolinensis.

I think you're right
gut instinct says carolinensis.

the underbelly of the spider is black on its bottom, grey on the thorax and its got like a orangish patch around its fangs.

like this ?

yeah, it looks alot like that on its bottom.

Well my Carolina wolf is doing great so far. I was just curious if any of you experts could give me any pointers on how long they live, what tempertures/substrate they prefer. It seems to like crickets, is there anything elese reccomended? Any and all feedback welcome.
Chad Crosby

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