tan jumping spider

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Found a little tan jumping spider in my bathroom little while ago.. She was so precious gosh.. So when she was jumping away and was about to go to the blinds but she stopped and turned around to face me one last time then she waved her pedipalps around bunch and then they sort of vibrated then she vigorously waved them one last time and then she turned around jumped onto the blinds and that where she is now. I think she was spider yelling at me.. Like yo… I think this little spider just flipped me off. That is so dang cool.

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Last night I heard my mom yell from the kitchen, “Hey kid! I think there’s a jumping spider in my sink!” So of course I jumped up and had to go check it out.

Look at this poor baby – so dirty, and missing half a palp! I made a little home (I’ll take some pics later) for the wayward jumper and dropped it in. It’s been sitting on the substrate upside down with legs stuck straight up in the air all night. Wonder if it’s going to molt?

Anyway, meet Luis, my new rescue!

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Do Not Kill

Found this pretty gal today at my mom’s house!

She’s a little Platycryptus undatus or tan jumping spider. They move in short, quick bursts so they can be startling to find but do not squish! They are harmless to you and not aggressive. This one was quite gentle (and fuzzy, lookit all that fuzz!), and she was amicable to being relocated to the garden bed after a few pictures.