Make 1 foundation and put 8 walls on it making a 2 high box without a lid, drop the spider into this funnel like trap, when you see it's legs show through the trap from the outside look at them directly and you can feed it, you do not need bug repellent for this
After the creatures replaced this many considered it useless now.to re-new this it would be nice if it had a full power climb,like megalania,maybe hav it be able to spin webs to trap creatures no-larger than a carno,to top it all off hav it spin webs around your base that produce silk and when wild dinos try to attack they get caught in the web.thumbs up if u agree.
So, biggest thing no one tells you on here. If you only have repellant and no ghille, put it on and go at them from the SIDE!! Not head on, not directly behind. The side. Never aggros on you that way. From the back and front even with repellant it aggroed 3x each before i tried it this way.
Don't underestimate this creature in PvP. A webbed player is effectively blind. You can also use the webs for taming, similarly to the moth in Scorched Earth, by shooting webs onto a Dino and blasting them with tranq arrows and darts before they can run away/fight back.
Not exactly the best combat mount, slow, stamina isn't the best, a little squishy. But a few high levels of these on base defence are pretty good. Put a few in the inner parts of your base (along with the centipedes to wreck enemies armour) and the will have your enemies tangled up in seconds!
The Araneo is definitely not a battle mount but has the potential to be. Pumping points into melee damage and health plus the projectile cobwebs to slow your target will allow you and your mount to be proven a worthy adversary.
Take caution when in any cave or underground. The Araneo can climb walls and drop from the ceiling without warning. Their torpor inducing bite and slowing webs can put you in a helpless situation. Also keep in mind they tend to stay in groups. If you see one there is likely two or more somewhere nearby. I strong suggest and weapon with a flashlight attachment. A pump shotgun being my prefered caving weapon.