Great video, thanks for sharing! Have you encountered any other species of Hyllus in Malaysia before?
thanks.Great video, thanks for sharing! Have you encountered any other species of Hyllus in Malaysia before?
40mm?! Do you have any pictures of this particular specimen?thanks.
One of them is H.semicurpeus. Although they can be found in urban areas(wasteland or parks), but they're pretty hard to find. I could search a whole day in an area which i found one before and yet come up empty handed. Most of my encounters with them are by chance. Quite a number of pics of them on the net. I saw they're photographed in singapore too. Unlike diardi, the females around 10-12mm are larger than the males, averaging 7mm but i have gotten a 10mm male before. They're not hand friendly like diardi, but they're less fussy eaters than diardi and can gorge themselves.
Another sp(male) i'm keeping has a legspan of up to 40mm. Although i think this is probably an uncommon larger specimen(due to my generous feeding) cuz i've seengotten smaller wild adult ones. And no, it's not diardi.
I'm on the hunt for 2 more species.
ah..yes. I'm having the same species as these links u show me(saw them some time ago). The first pic and the last pic are males, maybe of slight variation in their phenotype but looks very much the same species. The center pic is a juvenile..i know cause i have juveniles too.40mm?! Do you have any pictures of this particular specimen?
And have you seen any of these before?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/orionmystery/4666394582/ - very obviously a Hyllus species
http://www.flickr.com/photos/orionmystery/3853247702/ - also almost certainly another Hyllus
http://www.flickr.com/photos/orionmystery/4534943200/ - is this the same as the 40mm male you have?
from my experience, female jumpers usually produce about 3-4 egg sacs in their lifetime, usually with decreasing number of eggs. They only need to mate once or rather so far, i know female will only mate once. After they start laying eggs, they won't allow a male to mate her again.Thanks for the confirmation mindstorm. I have zero experience with salticids, how many eggsacs do they produce usually? We should keep in touch.