Name: Ori
Age: adult(?)
Adopted: 24.06.2023 at 5-6i
Species: Phidippus Regius Apalachicola
Gender: bought as female
Molted with me: 2 times



Ori has gotten huge. Which kinda makes me wonder if she is adult already since her last molt and may lay eggs soon? She won't have babies, I never paired her. But they lay eggs either way. Other than that Ori is doing great and always curious.


Ori's personality changed since her last molt which she completed by the 1st of August. Her body colors changed to something much lighter and she let me pick her up for the first time ever on that day. And after that again and again and again. I was literally hard to get her of off me. It feels super funny when she walks on my hands and arms.

Ori also entered her new home! She has much more room and decor now and is walking around all the time. However when she is near the heatpad, she rests there and enjoys the warmth. She becomes a lot more active when I move her away from it. For handeling, I move her away so she's not just sitting in one spot.

I also have bad news... My plant lamp which I had been using for her enclosure as well broke today. Hopefully I will be able to get a replacement or repair. For now, she will be under my desklamp and stalk me lol.


This is probably the cutest pic I've gotten of her face so far oml... She has made a big hammock and is probably moulting again soon. I've been working on her new setup yesterday which is almost complete now. I'll put her in when she's ready for it.

Here is a sneak peek, incomplete.


Ori is out again since a few days now, very active and she has grown! She's gotten little more fluffy as well.

I put a few more things in her temporary home so she has a bit more to interact with. The nerve plant, which is on this pic is replaced with some fake lavender plant now. I don't have substrate in there so live plants obviously won't make it long.


I had the right feeling about it.. she molted!! I was expecting that because she built quite a thick hammock and didn't came out since the 28th last month. Right now, she is still inside and I can barely see her, I see a shadow with a bit of detail shining through. But I can see two seperate bodies. I doupt I have another spider in there ;). It's her old skeleton! She likely moulted over night. I saw her inside laying on the side this morning with all her legs facing one direction. Later then, she got back up and went deeper into her green shell. let's see when she will be back out again to eat something. Right now I can't see her anymore at all.

I'm also very curious to see if she changed colors in any way after that molt.


She started building her hammock today inside the shell I hang on the top with magnets. I was hopeing she would go for the shell, and she did! She is looking outside with her fluffy little pedipalps.. I can't 😭


I gave her a thicc ass snack today! A fly! It's really fun to watch her hunt. I always put the food I wanna give in the fridge for a bit, it makes the insects slow and they aren't just flying away. It makes the feeding a lot easier. You can do that with pretty much any insect. But for everything that either flys or jumps, it especially useful.

Ori actually ate the whole thing. Crazy how these small critters can take that much. After that she was massive.


Ohh, look who is here! She probably had a rough ride. Was in transit for almost one week. For some reason it seems important boxes always take long, while other shit I buy online literally takes a day. huh. You have to be kidding me.

I was just happy she made it here safely. When I unpacked her, she was crawling around slowly in her little tube. They provided some wet paper for her too.

I gave her two very small flies and let her rest. I also tried to put her on my hand but she didn't like being near it.

You can check my Tiktok for some more videos of her


Since July 28th 2023, Ori got her permanent enclosure.


Instar = amount of times the spider grew out of her old exoskeleton

Instar 7-8

since: 01.08.2023

Instar 6-7

since: 10.07.2023

Instar 5-6

since: (?)24.06.2023