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Jumping spider hasn't eaten in over a month

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by Soarific, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Soarific

    Soarific Arachnopeon


    My male jumping spider is probably around 6 months old now and hasn't eaten/accepted any food in well over a month now. It's stomach is tiny.

    I have tried feeding it freshly bought curly wing flies, mealworms, wax worms, moths, nothing seems to work and he just isn't interested in the slightest.

    He also hasn't molted in well over 2-3 months now. Is my spider ready to die or what could be the issue?
  2. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Is he mature? Any pics?
  3. Soarific

    Soarific Arachnopeon

    Hi Basin, didn't expect to get a reply from you, I'm subbed on YT!

    Back to the point, umm I'm not entirely sure if he is mature. I have had him for around 6 months max. Here is a pic of him right now, the picture makes his stomach appear much bigger than it actually is to the naked eye in person. I'm concerned.

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  4. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Can't see the bottom of his pedipalps. Can you see bulbs on the end of them tucked up?

    I'd bet he's a mature male.
  5. Soarific

    Soarific Arachnopeon

    Yeah I can see those. But why won't he eat, what is the reasoning behind that? It has been months since he has eaten anything and I'm worried soon he will just die.
  6. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Grabbed some screen shots from an old video so they're not the clearest but you can make out the bulbs on my old mature male.


    All mature males want to do is mate. That's how they're programmed. They will eat occasionally but their priority is mating. All you can do if you can't find a mature female to send him to is give his enclosure an occasion mist to let him drink and just offer the odd prey item to see if he'll eat. But time isn't on his side now sadly.
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