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Other Phiddipus regius

Common Names:
Regal Jumping Spider
  • From the wikipedia entry.

    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Arachnida
    Order: Araneae
    Family: Salticidae
    Genus: Phidippus
    Species: P. regius
    Binomial name
    Phidippus regius

    C.L.Koch, 1846

    Phidippus regius, known commonly as the regal jumping spider, is a species of jumping spider. It is the largest jumping spider in eastern North America, with adult males averaging 12 millimetres (0.47 in) in length (ranging from 6–18 millimetres (0.24–0.71 in)), and females averaging 15 millimetres (0.59 in) (ranging from 7–22 millimetres (0.28–0.87 in)).

    Males and females are easily differentiated. The males are always black with a pattern of white spots and stripes. Females often bear similar patterns to the males, but range in color from shades of gray to a vivid orange.

    The regal jumping spider belongs to the genus Phidippus, a group of jumping spiders easily identified both by their relatively large size and their iridescent chelicerae. Among most members of Phidippus, these chelicerae are generally green, but in the case of P. regius they are often a blue-violet.

Recent Reviews

  1. jkelly

    jkelly Arachnopeon

    "Egg sacs galore"
    Initial Breeding Date:
    Jun 1, 2015
    Special Notes:
    n/a female was carrying sperm when I purchased her
    Post Mating Care:
    Time & Care:
    Leave w female, she tended it for 2 - 4 weeks before slings emerged
    Final Details:
    50/100 each time
    Purchased a regal jumping spider from Ken the Bug Guy. She ended up having 3 fertile egg sacs, which she tended very well and which each resulted in around 100 healthy slings. Observations: mother hesitant to leave the sac, had to place food (she ADORES super worms, even though they are bigger than she is) in or very near her nest. Also egg sac needs to be sprayed a couple times a week. You can see the babies come to the wet webbing to drink.
    After the slings emerge, while there is plenty of cannibalism, they are also seen sharing fruit fly meals at times and sharing nests. In addition, they are very opportunistic about nests, preferring to steal one from a sibling than do the work of spinning their own. Growth rates vary a great deal as the more cannibalistic get much more to eat and can be up to 4 times the size of some siblings.
    Ztesch, Deae and Draketeeth like this.
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