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My First True Spider

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Lil Paws, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Lil Paws

    Lil Paws Arachnosquire

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    So a "floppy fly" I thought I spotted while doing a project in our basement turned out to be a baby jumping spider. The little thing is 1/4" long, and I believe she was super dehydrated when I caught her. Her abdomen has grown twice as big after I misted her. She is currently residing in the vial our B. Albo came was shipped in along with some coconut fiber in the bottom and a fake ivy vine. She's quite entertaining for such a tiny thing. It blows my mind that such a small animal can be so intelligent!

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  2. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Very nice find
     
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  3. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Congrats on the new addition!
     
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  4. Connectimyrmex

    Connectimyrmex Arachnopeon Active Member

    Adorable!
    Just make sure to occasionally remove the spider's "safety lines" which it makes when it hops at prey. Too many tangled safety lines can potentially endanger a jumping spider, especially one that small.
     
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  5. arachnoherp

    arachnoherp Arachnosquire

    Fruit flies are a good food and if it is a species that gets bigger small crickets once it gains size
     
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  6. Connectimyrmex

    Connectimyrmex Arachnopeon Active Member

    Springtails also are great foods. My jumping spiders always target very active prey items, rather than the more sluggish dubias and japanese beetle hatchlings. Springtails are often active enough to be attractive to a jumper, and the left-over springtails can help clean up jumper waste and natural terrariums.
     
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  7. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    Congratulations!
     
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