Here is my current enclosure for my jumping spider. I had seen this jar at a local craft store and knew it would be perfect for a jumping spider. I read that the best way to keep a jumping spider is to keep the opening at the bottom because they like to web at the top, so when I saw this I knew I had to buy it. This was about a month ago now, and I’ve held onto it this entire time. The large flip-top is fairly heavy, so when it’s flipped over the entire thing is very stable. I want to add more holes around the middle or top, but not tonight.
Since the top of this container is a flip-top, there is a small spout that was perfect for filling with hot glue and sticking my little fake flowers in. I also had enough room at the bottom to glue in a water bottle cap for a water dish. Now I have already seen a flaw in the design, where if the spider webs to the flower, it’s webbing will be destroyed. Or if the spider is on the flower, I cannot remove the lid completely. I’m not concerned, because if it comes down to it I will just remove the lid enough to put a straw into the water dish and re-fill it that way. The spider has already made a small web-tunnel in the top corner, not attached to the flower though. So hopefully it will stay settled in there.
As you can see, he or she is just a little guy. No adult colors yet, just some faint orange, metallic blue/green on it’s bum and fangs. It works out for me, because that means I can watch it mature.