won’t you tell me your name?

June 15, 2021

jumping spider

Hello!
Is it me you’re looking for?
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted
And my arms are open wide
‘Cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much
I love you”

~ Lionel Richie

Found this little guy when I was getting ready to clean the pool…If I hadn’t had my cell phone with me, I would’ve missed the oppurtunity to snap his mug shot! I think he’s a beauty! Don’t know right off hand what kind he is, I will find out though…sooner or later. Below I’ve list a few jumping spider facts…

  • most jumping spiders can jump 50 times their body length
  • don’t have muscular legs, instead, they have a kind of hydraulic system
    that is very well developed, allowing their body to alter bodily fluids so they can jump high/far
  • scientists believe that jumping spiders vision is in color, and is comparible to humans
  • jumping spiders rely more on their shorter hind legs when jumping
  • (Jumping Spider Facts – 20 Interesting Facts You Will Love! (factslegend.org))
Spiders

MEOW

Just Kidding.
I’m A Spider

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  • most jumping spiders are between 1 and 22 mm long
  • they are daytime hunters and can be found almost anywhere…one jumping spider, Euophrys omnisuperstes, has been found on the slopes of the Himalayas
  • there are close to 5000 species of jumping spiders, the jumping spider family is known as Salticidae
  • Salticidae is the largest spider family, making up 13% of all known species
  • bimodal breathing: a system of breathing spiders use, using both the tracheal system and book lungs (Jumping Spider Facts – 20 Interesting Facts You Will Love! (factslegend.org)
    – a tracheal respiratory system is a system in which oxygen and carbon dioxide travel primarily through air-filled tubes called tracheae (Tracheal Breathing (bestinsecthouse.com)
    book lungs: A saccular respiratory organ found in some arachnids, such as scorpions and spiders, consisting of several parallel membranous folds arranged like the pages in a book. (wordnik)

What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly

Reasons to not hurt a jumping spider

Reasons to not hurt a jumping spider:

  • no spooky webs
  • solitary, so no spider gangs
  • assassinates bad bugs
  • is a good boy
  • (lil zevra stripes) some have spots

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When you are sad,
just remember that jumping spiders
sometimes wear water droplets as hats

Spiders don’t want to bite you - WTF fun facts

WTF fun fact #5871

Spiders don’t feed on human blood so they have no reason to venture near a slumbering human on purpose

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“A spider lives inside my head
Who weaves a strange and wondrous web
Of silken threads and silver strings
to catch all sorts of flying things
Like crumbs of thoughts and bits of smiles
And specks of dried up tears
And dust of dreams that catch and cling
For years and years and years”

~ Shel Silverstein

The Spider as Spirit Animal or Totem

Spider Symbolism

  • patience
  • receptivity
  • feminine energy
  • creativity
  • weaver of life’s fate
  • shadow self, dark aspects of life or personality

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hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

“Oh what a tangled web we weave…
When first we practice to deceive.”

~ Sir Walter Scott, 1808

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“The world doesn’t want to be saved. It wants to be loved. That’s how we save it.”

~ April Peerless

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I hope we’re friends until we die. Then I hope we stay ghost friends and walk through walls and scare the shit out of people.

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take care
stay safe
much love

11 Comments on “won’t you tell me your name?

    • lol…no, I shook out my shorts that were hanging from the picnic table, he jumped out.

      Most insects barely faze me anymore. Black widows are supposed to be around, so if I see one that resembles it I will kill it. Otherwise, I mostly leave them alone – AFTER snapping a photo if I can!

  1. Spiders are cool! Great photo and information about the jumping ones. Some spiders have eyes that glow in the dark. Sometimes you can see them on a dark night outside in the grass by shining your phone flashlight across the grass. Very neat to see. 🙂

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