Jumping spiders are a brown, tan or gray in color with pale white, gray, yellow, red, blue or green markings. Adult Jumping Spiders range in size from about 4-25 mm and are typically covered in dense hairs or scales that are brightly colored or iridescent.
Amazingly, jumping spiders don’t have special leg muscles, Their well-developed internal hydraulic system extends their limbs by altering the pressure of their body fluid (hemolymph) within them. This enables the spiders to jump without having the muscles the grass hoppers has. This can send the spider flying (Sometimes 50 times thurther then their body length)
Jumping Spiders like places with a lot of damp mud and leaves (Parks, forests, gardens and fields) When keeping it is necessary to spray them with a spray bottle often. If their just baby‘s they will only need a small container or pot to start yet more space is better, As they get older it’s best to replace their habitat with a larger one.
When breeding jumping spiders you should only put them in the same tank for a couple of days as the female will cannibalize the Male and breeding will be unsucsessful (If left for to long) Make sure the air and mud is damp and leave plenty of food.
Most common Uk jumping spider.
The most common Uk spider is the zebra spider. There 5-9 mm whilst males are smaller (5-6mm) and usually live in human settlements. they feed on athropods.
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