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Jumpingspiders are.. well, spiders. But unlike most spiders, they are very friend-shaped and have a very cute looking appearance due to their huge eyes, blocky shape and fluffyness. Jumpingspiders are known to "cure arachnophobia" and in comparison, are liked by the majority of people around the globe.
Jumping spiders are often called & nicknamed 'Jumpers' or 'Spoods' too.
They are very curious and have some of the best vision among arthropods. 8 eyes of which 4 are on the front, and the others on the left (2) and right (2) side of their head. They use it in courtship, hunting, and for navigation. They see pretty much everything around them, but only focus with their front eyes, everything else is blurry to them. Just like how we see and focus on the objects around us.
Jumpers sometimes act like cats, and are also sometimes called cats or dogs my people. They even follow laserpointers (yes, I'm not making this up). However calling them cats is more a joke than aynthing. Jumpers aren't cuddly nor enjoy petting and playing like a cat. Its still a spider. But their behaviour open gets compared to it.
no, none of my two Jumpers has ever bitten me
Depends on if they want to interact. If I notice they are more quiet and hiding, I leave them alone. If they are active I check if they wanna come out. Sometimes I handle them daily, other times I don't handle them at all for 1-2 weeks. I also don't handle them when they are in pre-molt or right after. They're super inactive in this time anyway.
I love both pretty equally. But have a slighly bigger connection to Ori, she was my first spider, she has grown a lot and I have her the longest.
Phiddipus Regius mainly because of their size and cuteness. (They are also the biggest spoods, along with Hyllus) But out of all I think Paraphidippus aurantius and paraphidippus fartilis specifically are absolute beauties. The green color and pure whites.. top notch.