Paul Makepeace ;-)

June 8, 2004

There's a jumping spider on my monitor

Posted in: Drivel, Nature

jumping spider on my monitor

The old lady gave birth to several million of these guys in the shed a few weeks ago. I guess when you can jump so fast a human eye (well, mine, anyway :-) can't even register it, making the trek from the shed to the conservatory is no sweat. Even for a lickle spider like this.

I'm pretty sure those little black dots are eyes...

Posted by Paul Makepeace at June 8, 2004 14:41 | TrackBack

That's a phiddipus species, looks like, and you're right, those are its eyes. If you get it on the front of your monitor, their eyes are good enough that they'll chase your mouse pointer around. I've kept phiddipus audax before, and they're the coolest little spiders.

Posted by: John at July 13, 2006 04:04

Thats nothing, lol, i have a tiny baby garden spider making a web on my moniter as a type... awww, he so ickle! the females can grow to the size of a pound coin.

Posted by: Toby at January 18, 2007 11:52
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