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Phidippus audax!

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Sabeth, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Sabeth

    Sabeth Moderator

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    The Daring Jumping Spider! This spider has been all over the place where I live (inside the house as well as out) and they're really interesting! Love the green chelicerae. :) Their incredible jumping ability makes them a bit creepy, though. :p Thought I'd post this for all to see! [Note: This is not my own work, I just found it and wanted to share.]

    http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/daring_jumping_spider.htm

    :)
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    Josh Administrator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    Neat! Thanks for sharing!
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    I just caught myself a jumping spider out here in central Texas. Not sure what type it is, but its fairly large (1/4" body length at the moment) with an overall tan body. It does have some nice orange and white markings contrasted with a thick black line on its abdomen, though. Im temporarily keeping it in a tall acrylic box, measuring 1.5"x1.5"x3.5", and it seems adjusted. I was lucky enough to watch it hunt down a small cricket earlier today :).
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    ipreventdeath Active Member

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    I had to upload this video of my little jumper chomping down. It appeared to be Phidippus arizonensis or possibly Phidippus carolinensis from what I found online.

    I did let the little guy go today though. Hopefully it can find a mate and make more. :)
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  5. Sabeth

    Sabeth Moderator

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    Awesome vid! Does anyone know whether jumping spiders bite or are typically docile?
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    Some will readily bite, but most prefer to run away.
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    Sabeth Moderator

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    I guess the only way to find out for sure is to brave up and offer your hand. :p
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    Loving the music you put with it