Jumping spider wont climb wall of container

Wolfspidurguy

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This has happened with 3 out of the 4 jumping spiders I've kept. I'll bring it inside and put it in a container to see if it can climb the side of the container. And it absolutely refuses to climb the side of the container. They get depressed if they can't do this and it's killed 3 of the 4 jumping spiders I've kept. I'm getting mad at this point Cuz I love these little guys. Someone plz help
 

The Snark

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Just a couple of aspects to consider. Some glass is treated, coated with a polymer that makes it super slick. Glass is also hard on the eyes. Between the reflection and translucence, jumpers rely heavily on eyesight for spatial awareness that could be interfered with on those surfaces.
 

basin79

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This has happened with 3 out of the 4 jumping spiders I've kept. I'll bring it inside and put it in a container to see if it can climb the side of the container. And it absolutely refuses to climb the side of the container. They get depressed if they can't do this and it's killed 3 of the 4 jumping spiders I've kept. I'm getting mad at this point Cuz I love these little guys. Someone plz help
Can't help but if you love them so much perhaps stop collecting them as you know they'll die.
 

Wolfspidurguy

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It doesn't matter what kind of container I keep them in glass or plastic. But I got lucky and found a "not broken" one. Meaning it can climb the side of the container
 

RTTB

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It doesn't seem you have much luck with the Jumping Spiders in captivity.
 

Ratmosphere

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I never had this problem before. What's the ventilation like? Post a picture if you can.
 

Ghost56

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Sounds to me like they were possibly exposed to pesticides or chemicals. I had a jumper die from pesticides, it was unable to climb. Eventually it was unable to even control itself and of course died.
 

The wolf

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I seem to remember reading somewhere that as jumping spiders get old their grip decreases and they become incapable of climbing glass and plastic and fall of objects more due to stiff muscles this happens before they finish their short lives this could all be wrong.
 

Wolfspidurguy

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I seem to remember reading somewhere that as jumping spiders get old their grip decreases and they become incapable of climbing glass and plastic and fall of objects more due to stiff muscles this happens before they finish their short lives this could all be wrong.
Wow that makes sense
 

Socfroggy

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A pic of the enclosure and description of the ventilation you offer it may help quite a bit.
 
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