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Jumping spider enclosure help

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by m8chan, Jun 11, 2018 at 10:58 AM.

  1. m8chan

    m8chan Arachnopeon

    I own what seems to be a female juvenile sitticus sp. (I may be wrong on the sex, i usually check under for a "bellybutton" or the epigyne since i read that somewhere) and her current enclosure is in a medium sized plastic salad bowl. I also read somewhere that jumpers could become depressed if theyre in a too small space and it had started worrying me; I want to get a better, bigger enclosure for her, but I dont have a lot of resources. Can anyone help with planning a new and better enclosure for her and how big it should be?

    I will provide pics of her current home if needed
  2. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    When I kept jumpers (Phidippus regius and Hyllus diardi I had them in 5.8lt tubs. They're large jumpers too. I also allowed them out to crawl on my hands/arms to give them a bit of enrichment.

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  3. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    You should go for a tall container and fill it with obstacles and things to jump on.
  4. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    If you want to go for a cheap option, a 32oz. deli cup with small air holes would do the trick. I keep all of my jumpers in that kind of setup.