can someone tell me what enrichment jumping spiders need? i wanna create phidippus with iq of 300, not joking :D

jumper007

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texture of the objects the spider can walk on.
but which textures exactly?

different colors, but which ones? does reflection of the color and object matter?

fluid food like honey, does honey constipate? and how often to give fluid food?

what else?
 

Matts inverts

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I mean, you can collect natural vines and plants and bark. But the ultimate way is to build with only the finest of Italian cork, Northern California bred coyote grapes vines and the finest of cypress and choir and sand soil mix. If smartness is the goal, I’ve got news, but heightened instincts, that’s the best way is just make the tank bigger and natural.
 

Nicole C G

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Jumping spiders can digest sugars, so I doubt it would constipate them. The best type of enclosure is one that has lots of different things to climb on. Sturdy things, flimsy things, and places they can hide if they are stressed. Don’t put reflective things into your enclosure! If it’s any more reflective than the plastic of the enclosure, that’s a bad idea! Both females and males might do this if they see their reflection. It’s a threatening pose. Basically saying “get away from me or else!” 9B20104E-8CCE-48A3-9E1F-B373F0F1E323.jpeg
 

Jumbie Spider

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Add a chess board in the enclosure, so it can encourage jumping from square to square in certain patterns/angles.
 

The Snark

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Did not need that thread title this AM. @jumper007 , what's the plan? Piaget's theory aside, suggested reading, have you considered the possibility that possessing an IQ that high would result in evolution producing jumping spiders? Perhaps Nietzsche, more suggested reading, in his present incarnation as a salticid is regarding us lowly anthropoids and sighing about our evolutionary dead end.
 

Nicole C G

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I didn’t know that threads outside of the watering hole were allowed to be 100% jokes. Was this person not actually asking for help?
 

Jumper

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I mean, you can collect natural vines and plants and bark. But the ultimate way is to build with only the finest of Italian cork, Northern California bred coyote grapes vines and the finest of cypress and choir and sand soil mix. If smartness is the goal, I’ve got news, but heightened instincts, that’s the best way is just make the tank bigger and natural.
i'd also offer different various type of prey. Enrichment to them is to HUNT!

-Jumper
 
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