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Jumping spider gender and breeding?

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Camry, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Camry

    Camry Arachnopeon

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    I have two jumping spiders, one I think is male and the other female (not entirely sure). I can’t remember what species they are either. I’ve been wanting to get some experience with breeding jumpers and I think it would be a cool project. Only problem is I’m not sure if they will breed this time of year or if they are even opposite genders. Any tips and clarification would be great!
     

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  2. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    The well marked one should be an adult female, but I'm not sure about the other one.
     
  3. Pepper

    Pepper Arachnopeon

    Are you even sure theyre the same species? The second one looks like a p regius (or the other one that looks exactly the same, cant remember right now) but the first one...doesnt
     
  4. Camry

    Camry Arachnopeon

    I’m pretty sure they are the same species since my state sadly doesn’t have large jumpers like P regius so they are pretty much the same size.
     
  5. Faeriedragon

    Faeriedragon Arachnopeon Active Member

    UK
    I personally wouldn’t breed them or attempt to unless you know what they are. Also if a Male is of an incompatible species the female will just eat him because she won’t respond to his courtship dance.
     
  6. Jadestone

    Jadestone Arachnopeon

    The first one looks more like a Bronze jumping spider (Eris militaris) and the second looks to be a Regal or a Bold jumping spider. If the species are correct and they are adults, they are both female.
     
  7. Faeriedragon

    Faeriedragon Arachnopeon Active Member

    UK
    I agree both look like females of different species, if put together the larger will just eat the smaller.

    Also the only species that will breed with each other are Otiosus, Audax and Regius that I know of and those 3 look so similar I often wonder if they’re closer related.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019
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