Ornate Harvestman

Vonones ornata


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Starter colony (6 mixed): $50
Adults: $10/each


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  • Adult Size: 5 mm (body); 25 mm (legspan).
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Fish flakes, yeast, and fruit flies.
  • Locality: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Ornate harvestmen are great icebreakers for those frightened by arachnids: they are slow-moving, attractively colored, and have cute little eyes. Adults are very easy to keep as pets and will readily consume fish flakes and insect bits. Breeding can is a little trickier, requiring many hiding places for the babies as well as abundant live food to distract the adults. Roach Crossing currently offers captive bred stock. Shining a black light on the adults will cause the lines on their bodies to fluoresce, reminding me of the Pokémon, Groudon.