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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 Arachnopeon Active Member

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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.
     
  3. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoangel 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 Arachnobaron Active Member

    What kind of container are you using?
     
  5. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnopeon Active Member

    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 Arachnobaron Active Member

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

    Ratmosphere Arachnobaron Active Member

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

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnopeon Active Member

    Yes I've killed 5
     
  9. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnobaron 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 Arachnopeon

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    You physically killed them out of frustration or?

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

    Leila Arachnosquire Active Member

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

    kevinlowl Arachnopeon

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

    Leila Arachnosquire Active Member

    Awwwz :shame: