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Phiddipus regius / Any jumping spider help

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by Tropah, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

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    But it seems much to big for a male and heres the picture DSC_0008.JPG
     
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  2. I just got one, he (i believe but not 100% on) is so tiny i keep him in the vial that he arrived in, i believe as adults they need quite a lot of room to practice jumping and exercise.

    I mist one side lightly every day, when i say he's small i mean it, so a water dish wouldn't be good.
    I feed him fruit flies :)
    Here's a little photo of the set up, it seems to be working well.
    He makes little web pockets mostly on the little stick in there, i only recently added the almond shell because i thought it'd make a good place to pocket himself in if he wanted to and the substrate is vermiculite. (Tiny black thing on the side is him).

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  3. Looks like a female Marpissa muscosa.
     
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  4. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    It looks like a female and here is the pic DSC_0008 (1).JPG
     
  5. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    yeh i checked images and it is thank you. it looks so exotic i couldnt belive my eyes when i saw it in the city of london
     
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  6. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    And it also looks like i caught quite a rare species
     
  7. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    you see my new spider i showed you i got it on the last sunday and ive put some a small moth and fly in the tank and it hasnt eaten them since:(
     
  8. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    i tested my spiders climbing ability and it seems it cant climb any plastic surfaces i dont if i should release it since it might not be able to hunt :( do you have any advise
     
  9. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    What have you got to feed it?
     
  10. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    i have a fly and moth both smaller than the spider however they can climb the plastic
     
  11. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I'd let it go personally. If you want a jumping spider have a look at a Phidippus regius.
     
  12. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    I think ill have to it seems more adapted to bark and wood. And the thing is qith the Phidippus regius isbi live in london so they arent there
     
  13. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    I released:( it but tomorrow is a sunny day in london so ill probably get a different species.
     
  14. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Yes. I meant research into them and then buy one.
     
  15. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    That wont happen till im like sixteen lol and my mum definately won't buy me one now so ill just stick to the species in my area. and thank you so much for the advice and help
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2017
  16. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Ah alright.
     
  17. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    Man but it was only recently i became so obsessed with these spiders i think its because of there intelligent and the way they look at you like no other arthropod would :oops:
     
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  18. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Yep. I have an adult male and juvenile female Phidippus regius. Absolutely unbelievable spiders.
     
  19. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Praying mantids look at you too. And I've got Harpegnathos venator ants that look at me too.
     
  20. HamZ

    HamZ Arachnosquire

    Oh yeh praying mantis are my favourite insect but we dont have them here. Do you buy your animals food and home or make and catch them?
     
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