LIFE CYCLELife Cycle:Young jumping spiders emerge from the egg sac looking like tinyversions of their parents. They molt and grow into adulthood. Afemale jumping spider builds a silk case around her eggs. She willoften stand guard over them until they hatch. You have probably seenthese spiders with their eggs in corners of exterior windows ordoorframes.
SPECIAL ADAPTATIONSAND DEFENSESThe size and shape of their eyes give jumping spiders excellent vision. Salticids use this totheir advantage as hunters, employing their high resolution vision to locate potential prey.Insects and spiders with good vision often do elaborate courtship dances to attract mates,and the jumping spiders are no exception to this rule.As the common name suggests, a jumping spider can jump quite well, achieving distancesover 50 times its body length. Look at their legs, however, and youll see they dont havestrong, muscular legs. To leap, salticids quickly increase the blood pressure to their legs,which causes the legs to extend and propel their bodies through the air.Some jumping spiders mimic insects, like ants. Others are camouflaged to blend into theirsurroundings, helping them sneak up on prey.
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