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Jumping spider wont climb wall of container

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Wolfspidurguy, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnosquire

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    This has happened with 3 out of the 4 jumping spiders I've kept. I'll bring it inside and put it in a container to see if it can climb the side of the container. And it absolutely refuses to climb the side of the container. They get depressed if they can't do this and it's killed 3 of the 4 jumping spiders I've kept. I'm getting mad at this point Cuz I love these little guys. Someone plz help
     
  2. The Snark

    The Snark Extremely jaded cynical yet optomistic Old Timer

    Just a couple of aspects to consider. Some glass is treated, coated with a polymer that makes it super slick. Glass is also hard on the eyes. Between the reflection and translucence, jumpers rely heavily on eyesight for spatial awareness that could be interfered with on those surfaces.
     
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  3. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Can't help but if you love them so much perhaps stop collecting them as you know they'll die.
     
  4. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel Active Member

    What kind of container are you using?
     
  5. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnosquire

    It doesn't matter what kind of container I keep them in glass or plastic. But I got lucky and found a "not broken" one. Meaning it can climb the side of the container
     
  6. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoangel Active Member

    It doesn't seem you have much luck with the Jumping Spiders in captivity.
     
  7. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel Active Member

    I never had this problem before. What's the ventilation like? Post a picture if you can.
     
  8. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnosquire

    Yes I've killed 5
     
  9. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoangel Active Member

    What is the ventilation like in the container? If you post a picture it would be easier to find out what is going on.
     
  10. Ghost56

    Ghost56 Arachnoknight Active Member

    Sounds to me like they were possibly exposed to pesticides or chemicals. I had a jumper die from pesticides, it was unable to climb. Eventually it was unable to even control itself and of course died.
     
  11. kevinlowl

    kevinlowl Arachnosquire Active Member

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    You physically killed them out of frustration or?

    Did you wash your containers with any soapy substance?
     
  12. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron Active Member

    Silly head, of course he did not kill them out of frustration. o_O
     
  13. kevinlowl

    kevinlowl Arachnosquire Active Member

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    It's been a long time since a cute girl called me that so I guess my post was kinda worth it.
     
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  14. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron Active Member

    Awwwz :shame:
     
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  15. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I seem to remember reading somewhere that as jumping spiders get old their grip decreases and they become incapable of climbing glass and plastic and fall of objects more due to stiff muscles this happens before they finish their short lives this could all be wrong.
     
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  16. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnosquire

    Wow that makes sense
     
  17. Socfroggy

    Socfroggy Arachnoknight Active Member

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    A pic of the enclosure and description of the ventilation you offer it may help quite a bit.