1-Create a safe environment.Jumping spiders can thrive in a variety of environments. In order to make sure they have room to jump, try to choose a container that is at least a cubic foot in size. Glass or plastic terrariums work well.
If you are taking care of baby slings then you want to make sure your ventilation holes or mesh screen is small enough that fruitflies can’t escape from. fine mesh screen works well.holes are normally 3 mm which is too big for Fruit flies.
Phidippus.regius Soroa jumping spider sitting on a log.- Female Adult Phidippus regius soroa in the wild.
Like all spiders, Jumping Spiders hatch from eggs, and the hatchlings are very similar to the adults, only smaller. As they grow they have to shed their skin all at once, this is called molting. Most Jumping Spiders have to molt 5 or 6 times before they become adults. In order to increase its size, the spider has to form a new, larger cuticle exoskeleton and shed its old one (this is called molting). Molting occurs frequently when a spider is young, and some spiders may continue to molt throughout their life. ... To shed the old exoskeleton, the spider has to bust out from the inside.
while molting your Jumper will make his/her self a thick web/nest that they will web themselves into and hide. We recommend that you keep watering/misting as usual, while your Jumper is in his/her enclosure.
molting usually will take a period between 1-2 weeks normally if you are feeding and misting the enclosure daily as recommended.
Do not attempt to get your Pet Jumper out or disturb them too much unless feeding or watering your Spooders.Be careful of large crickets and large mealworms while in molt, they could hurt your Jumper while he or she is molting. Also at the older stages in adults.
After your Jumper has successfully molted into their new suit , give them a day or so to harden themselves back up and for their chelicerae to gain colors again.Jumpers will usual push their old skin out of the nest within a couple days.
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