BlattaAnglicana Posted November 7, 2016 Share Posted November 7, 2016 Hello all, some advice please! I was just looking for my 4 day old hisser nymphs in the cork bark I have in my enclosure (which has a lot of small hidey holes) and I spotted a small money spider type spider (about 1mm or so in size) in a web in one of the holes. I have no idea where it came from although I do have money spiders in the house which I have previously seen as harmless as they kill the fungus gnats and fruit flies that I get. However, could a money spider this size kill a tiny (4 day old) hisser nymph? I am not sure I can get all the nymphs out as they are so tiny and the holes in the bark are big enough to hide them well inside, so I don't want to put the bark in the microwave if there could be a nymph still inside that I've missed. What should I do about this spider? Is it safe to leave it there or should I somehow try to get the nymphs out and re-sterilise the bark? Or should I try to get the spider out somehow? I have already poked a small artists' paint brush into the hole and destroyed the web, but the spider retreated inside so I could not get it out. If I need to get the nymphs out to sterilise the bark, does anyone have any tips for doing so? Bear in mind these are the only four (that I've seen so far) nymphs from my female that died, so I really don't want to lose any if at all possible! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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