I had a pet funnel web spider a while back, and about a week ago I found the same type of spider in my basement. it matched the exact description of my old one who supposedly died. we couldn't find her in the cage and there was no movement. we dumped the substrate outside in a bag to see if she was there, ut she wasn't. did she escape and have babies? is there any way to get them out?
- daniel gLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
I would be very surprised if the spider in your basement was your runaway pet.
These are common spiders, the domestic house spider is a funnel web weaver.
Your pet either escaped, or if a female and laid eggs, if the eggs hatched, sometimes the spiderlings will kill the mother. They don't usually live long after laying eggs anyway.
Any spiderlings would have escaped through ventilation holes, as they are very tiny. Likely you would have spotted them.
Here is one of my pets, a male domestic house spider:Source(s): UC Irvine, entomology