Advertisement Unbeknownst to most, there are several genera that can and will jump, most seem to fall under the radar though. Everyone knows avics and the formers can jump, but how many know of all the rest? There are many arboreals that can leap a couple feet easy, and they tend to do this as a last resort escape method. Just something to keep in mind when working with them. Odds are they wont do it, but you should know what to expect just in case. From what I have seen, they sort of flutter their front legs before taking the leap...I had it happen when I was doing a rehouse recently. Was cool to witness but nerve wracking at the same time, it ran into the new enclosure then back out and leaped a good twenty inches, had its first taste of freedom until I swiftly ended it lol. Just thought id share, its not very common thats for sure...first time I saw it in action in all these years. Had me thinking, theres no list of all the known jumpers. Heres the list I came up with. Im sure I missed some, feel free to mention them. Avicularia Poecilotheria Lampropelma Omothymus Psalmopoeus Tapinauchenius Most likely all of the other Ornithoctoninane as well. Just haven't seen it myself. And if you have any, share your jumping tarantula stories in this thread. Lets make it a fun one.