I am new here. I sort of rescued a little jumping spider, of all places at my cousin's funeral mass. It was crawling on the neck of the woman in the pew in front of me. I was really torn on how to handle the situation. I have always loved jumping spiders but I was unsure how the woman would act. I was the only one who saw it at the time. I just waited it out and it finally jumped onto the pew the cousin to my right does not like spiders. The one on the left was cool. I pointed to the spider and told both of them I got this. It fell on my purse and ran around there for a bit. I was afraid someone would crush it so I finally dropped it in my purse and zippered it with intentions of letting it go outside. Trouble was I could not find it. When we got to the luncheon, I opened my purse and took just about everything out. No spider. I thought it had escaped. I live in another state about an hour away and I was about 3/4 of the way home when guess who ran across the passenger seat? When I got home, I managed to catch it. I have several praying mantis and had feeder insects as well as 32 oz deli cups with artificial flowers. I put the spider in one and it seemed quite happy. It ate several times, it made it's little sleeping hammock in one of the flowers. I made sure it had sunlight for a period every day. Now I am worried. It has sealed it's hammock in the flower over and has completely sealed itself in and does not come out. I understand they do this when they molt? It has not eaten in days. I have left it alone except misting the side of the container lightly in case it needs humidity like some mantids do when molting. I am starting to worry though. How long can they go without eating or drinking? If it is molting how long does it usually take? thanks in advance.