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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Create a safe environment
Jumping spiders can thrive in a variety of environments. If you purchase our jumping spider, the provided enclosure is 3" x 3" x 6". As the spider molts and grows a larger enclosure is recommended. 
  • Jumping spiders don't spin webs, but they do enjoy resting in little nests like a cocoon.
  • You can certainly decorate its home with your own items like branches and leaves, these things can make it difficult to find your spider sometimes, as it will make resting sacs (little silken “sleeping bags” where it will stay most of the time) inside curled leaves, etc. 
  • Water for your jumping spider can be offered daily by lightly misting one side of the enclosure.
  • Spray a small piece of cotton or lightly spray one side of the enclosure daily. Avoid spraying the spider directly.
  • Keep the enclosure out of direct sunlight. Keep your spider at room temperature. Do not exceed 85 degrees.
Feeding your jumping spider 
  • Your jumping spider will eat a variety of insects. Feed your spider small crickets, flies, mealworms, wax worms, drosophila hydei flightless fruit flies (melonagaster flightless fruit flies for hatchlings)
  • Avoid feeding insects found in your yard as the insect may have pesticides on it that would kill your spider.
  • Avoid large crickets as they have strong jaws and legs that could injure the jumping spider. You can purchase small crickets at most pet stores.
  • Feed your spider twice a week.
  • Drop the feeder insect into the cage and your spider will hunt and eat.
Interact with your spider
  • If you do need to move your spider, try to nudge your spider into a cup using a small soft tip paint brush or a Q-tip.
  • Spend time with your spider and let them get use to you. They all have different personalities and individual characteristics. Spiders lack the ability to bond or show affection but they can get used to you.  
  • Shy and scared spiders can get used to their new owners being around. 
  • Jumping spiders offer an incredible educational experience. Spend time watching your spider through the enclosure. Some will follow your finger if you gently trace it along the walls of the enclosure. It seems like he may be playing, but it will help you keep him active, and know that he can still see and hunt.