female phidippus species can hit 3-4 years if kept properly. you gotta basically keep them dormant for long periods. short photoperiods and long dark periods. I had a nikites female make it past 3.5 years, though the final year all she did was eat and lay around lolFor me it's the short lifespan,but they are so beautiful it is hard to say no.
the trick is to let them do their thing and move slowly. i imagine he was thrashing his hands around quickly to block the spider's movement. That makes them hate you more. Dont make them feel cornered or followed they hate that, and some, like species in the johnsoni or purpuratus groups may bite you if they feel thats the only way past you.watching dark den on youtube trying to corral one needed Benny Hill Music. That jumper was like watching lightening.