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MALE Regal Jumping Spider - Phidippus regius (Captive Bred)

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Defining Characteristics: 

  • Uses webbing as a dragline to catch itself in case of an unsuccessful attack.
  • Have a nearly 360° field of view.
  • Can be tamed and taught to jump from one hand to another.

Please note, this product is for one MALE Regal Jumping Spider!

SPECIAL NOTE: USPS forbids shipping venomous spiders or scorpions in the mail. Because of this, we ship these animals via FedEx Priority Overnight for a flat fee of $39.99.

Name: Phiddipus regius: the name translates to “Phiddipus”, jumper and “regius”, the royal. Thus its scientific name translates to “the royal jumper”. Its common name is derived pretty much verbatim from its scientific name.

Recommended Enclosure Size: A small Exo-terra faunarium will comfortably house this spider. Include a few inches of substrate (potting soil or coco fiber work) and some terrarium furniture (small branches or twigs, plants, etc.). One side of the enclosure should be misted every few days.

Temperature: Room temperature.

Humidity: Spider will derive suitable moisture from misting.

Size: About 12mm in males and 15mm in females.

Age: Less than one year.

Feeding: Small feeder insects. Prey items should be no larger than the size of the spider’s abdomen. Remove uneaten prey items: these may endanger the spider during molting. Spiderlings can be fed as frequently as they are willing to eat but should be fed at least one to three times a week otherwise.

Sexing: Royal jumping spiders are sexually dimorphic and have a number of characters that can be used to distinguish males from females. One of the most obvious tells is the male’s iridescent blue-green chelicerae.

Color/Pattern: Males are black with white patterning consisting of white spots in a triangular arrangement beneath a white band on its abdomen following its connection to the cephalothorax. They also possess enlarged iridescent chelicerae that are believed to help females visually identify males. Females are slightly larger than the males on average and are often covered in colored scales (gray, tan, brown, orange, etc.) which can make them easily distinguishable from the males. Females also have iridescence on their chelicerae though it is less pronounced and obscured by their palpi which are densely coated in long white hair.

Social Behavior: This spider should be kept singly.

Breeding: Introduce a mature male and female into a spacious area together. Monitor them closely as females will often make a meal of their mate. If copulation is successful the female will produce cocoons containing 50-200 eggs in about 2-3 weeks.

Natural Range: Southeastern United States, especially Florida, as well as the Greater Antilles, and Bahamas.

Links of Interest: Arachnoboards: a community of spider enthusiasts that will be able to or have already answered almost any question you can think of with regards to spiders.

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