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Jumping spider weird behavior

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Duriana, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnoknight Active Member

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    so a couple days ago I acquired a juvenile jumper and She ate today. But I've started to notice some weird behavior. Whenever she walks her movements are very sluggish and slow. (If a video will help I can post that.) has anyone experienced this with their jumpers? I'm pretty concerned by it.
     
  2. Little Grey Spider

    Little Grey Spider Arachnosquire Active Member

    Perhaps it's very close to a molt but hasn't built a sac yet? I hope everything is okay.
     
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  3. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnoknight Active Member

    She has made a sac. Moulting didnt even cross my mind. hopefully thats it and is just premoult?. I'll keep you updated on what happens.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2017
  4. Little Grey Spider

    Little Grey Spider Arachnosquire Active Member

    Please do! Fingers crossed for you.
     
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  5. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnoknight Active Member

    update time. She hasn't molted but she seems she's moving normally now.. but just to make sure I'm doing everything I can, what's the ideal size enclosure for a Juvie? I have her in 10 inch tall and 5 1/2 inch wide plastic jar right now. She is about 5mm long (bodyspan).
     
  6. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnoknight Active Member

  7. Little Grey Spider

    Little Grey Spider Arachnosquire Active Member

    At that size, I'd say that's a fairly large enclosure. I keep my juvies in baby food jars and sometimes even that is too big. To give a tad bit of perspective, I keep adults in a spiderling enclosure from Jamies Tarantulas. It's not like a bigger enclosure is bad, they just might have a bit of trouble finding prey as easily.
     
  8. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnoknight Active Member

    Okay thank you! She usually finds her prey in the same day I put it in her enclosure but if I see her start to not finding it I'll definitely transfer her.
     
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