Ornate Harvestman “Vonones ornata” Care Sheet

Fun facts: Harvestmen are arachnids, but not spiders. They do not have venom or silk glands. Vonones ornata will fluoresce under blacklight!

Housing: Harvestman are communal, meaning they can live in a colony environment. They are shy, so provide plenty of hiding places, such as cork bark caves. They thrive in a humid, room temperature environment. No additional water source is required and can actually be a drowning hazard. I house mine with one of my larger millipede species.

Provide some sort of climbing spot that they can hang from while molting.

Feeding: Unlike spiders, Harvestman actually eat solid food. They enjoy small invertebrates, fish food, and soft fruits. I house mine with springtails for a live food diet component.