Bold/Daring Jumping Spider (male)
I can not stress how intelligent jumping spiders truly are, and how little credit they receive. They are understanding, curious, and show emotions. Though their brain is the size of a poppyseed, studies by the Cornel Institute of Entemology show that with just one brain cell they control their 8 eyes (two large, high detail frontal eyes and 6 compact eyes), see more colors than humans (they can see our range of color and ultraviolet colors), depict a defensive nature when an opposing threat comes near, and even show glee and happiness when experiencing something it likes (the brain stimulation when experiencing joy is very similar to the stimulation in humans). I conducted a little test with this Bold Jumper: in a secluded area he remained calm and curious. I held up a mirror in front of the spider, showing his reflection. In response to this, his immediate reaction was that it saw another male and it needed to defend its territory. The spider went into its defensive "intimidating" stance as it approached the reflection; quickly, however, it realized something wasn't right. He lowered his guard and approached the reflection and touched it, and once he did so he realized it was his reflection and went on his way. Let's compare this to some dogs. We sometimes see that puppies and even full grown dogs will bark at their reflection for up to 10 minutes; meanwhile, a jumping spider recognizes his reflection in less than 1 minute. Truly intelligent creatures.
Copyright 2017 Arthur Thompson
Lanu: "Did you know that there are 114 known species in the Tegenaria genus? The very first spider discovered in the genus was the Tegenaria domestica, which has since been labeled the "type species" of the genus. "Type species" means that the species best represents the genus as a whole, and carries the standard genus characteristics.
The most recent spider discovered in the Tegenaria genus is the Tegenaria zamanii, discovered in Iran in 2014.
Most of us look very similar to one another, making it difficult to tell exactly which species of Tegenaria we are without opening us up 😬" #spider#spiders#arachnid#arachnids#housespider#domestichousespider#tegenaria#tegenariadomestica#LanuTheSpider#spiderfacts#bugs
I just had to repost this cute video from @peta I am so arachnophobic but I would never end a little life just to spare my fear. I have met vegans who have bragged about 'squishing caterpillars' in between their fingers to save plants, or killed dangerous spiders on sight because there are kids in the home and, I just think if something is not actively attacking you why do you have to kill it when you can safely relocate it? Every little life matters
On a warm summer night in my own backyard, I was lucky to encounter a large Tropical Orb Weaver Spider near the entrance to my butterfly garden. Here’s the underside of her lit with a single quick pulse of light.
Tropical Orb Weaver Spiders are nocturnal - building their Webs typically around dusk and removing them in the morning. They curl up into a nearby leaf during the day but will leave a small anchor silk line to the place they plan to build their next web the following night.
Photo By: #daynjerinfocus#spider#litbylume#capture4cubes#arachnid
Taman Negara, Malaysia. One more spider! I badly want to see the David Bowie spider (Heteropoda davidbowie) and this is the nearest I’ve got. Pretty sure this is another huntsman and s/he is very similar — but without the pizzazz. I was always more of a Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones kind of a guy but Bowie penned a few songs I really liked — really glad he had a spider named after him. This spider was about 1.5” across in his curled position.