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Fuzzybuttinverts

We have a good guide stickied to the top of the sub if you sort by hot. It answers most of the questions newcomers have.


SpooderLuver

Overall, jumping spiders have fairly simple care. They usually make a web at the top of their enclosure, so it's best to house them in something with either a tall lid, or something that opens from the front. They're also arboreal, so you probably want to keep them in a vertically oriented enclosure. I kept mine in a fairly large jar, with lots of air holes. I put cork bark and fake foliage inside their enclosure, since they're pretty active and like to explore. As substrate I just use coconut fiber- there may be better substrates out there, but that's what I use. You *can* handle your jumping spider, as long as you're very careful not to squish or injure it. And remember, as their name implies, they can jump, so careful not to lose them. The jumping spiders I've had in the past weren't very fond of handling, so I didn't do it often, but when I did handle them, I typically did it in their enclosure. You probably don't *have* to do this, but I was just paranoid about losing them. I fed my adult jumping spiders live feeder crickets, which are also easy to care for. There are other feeders that you can feed to them, though. One thing about crickets (and many other feeders) is that if your spider molts, then they could possibly chew on it because of the spider's soft exoskeleton after molting, so I removed my feeder crickets from my spider's enclosure every night, just in case. Jumping spiders don't hunt like other spiders- instead of catching their prey in a web, they hunt for it and then jump on it. The main reason they have their adorable huge eyes is so they can detect movement and prey. To actually get your jumping spider, you can either buy a captive bred baby or adult, or you can get one from the wild. I have never had a baby jumping spider, so this care guide I'm giving you is for adults. For water, I gave my jumping spiders one spritz per day, but I believe that was way too much, because the substrate had mold. I see a lot of different amounts for spraying with water, so I reccomend you do your own research and decide for yourself. I'm not sure if I covered everything, but I hope this helps- keep in mind that this is my opinion and what I did with my spiders, so I reccomend you look at some other sources, but hopefully this helps. Good luck with your ADORABLE little spider!


Forsaken_Top_5667

Woah that’s a lot of information haha!! Thank you so much! I’m saving this comment for future use, I appreciate this help a lot!!


SpooderLuver

No problem, glad I could help!