Video of salticidae mating dance

Shadow Tongue

Arachnopeon
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This is an interesting video I recently watched of a male jumping spider attempting to court a potential mate through a variety of bizarre taps, hops, and leg-stretches.

I'm not sure whether the audio is authentic or added; I believe it is the former as Wikipedia's entry on the spider states that it has been discovered that many jumping spiders may have auditory signals as well, with amplified sounds produced by the males sounding like buzzes or drum rolls. It sounds like an engine idling!
 

syndicate

Arachnoemperor
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wow thats a cool video.wish i could see the rest of it.the female seems to not be interested or something
 

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Arachnolord
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I used to have a whole series of these with different species downloaded on an old computer. They rival the "birds of paradise" with their awesome dances!
 

Blaster

Arachnoknight
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Salticidae are simply awesome. I'd like to get some Phidippus in the near future. Greetings, Matthew.
 
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