Like tiny little cats

We have a pet bold jumper in a terrarium in our kitchen, and it’s true — they are pleasant little animals, highly interactive, and not at all threatening.

Our bold jumper might be flattered by this video, except for the bit where he talks about the spider’s tiny little brain. I disagree, they’re very smart!


  1. Artor says

    Dude needs to pressure-wash and repaint that porch before his railings rot off. They’ve got a good start on the process already. But that was indeed a very nice-looking spider he found!

  2. StevoR says

    It ain’t the size of the bran, its the neural density and what it does with it.

    Other minds. Other. Also minds.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Cats that literally lie on your chest when you try to sleep can get uncomfortably hot.
    A furry big spider will not have the same problem.

  4. silvrhalide says

    OMG, I used to have this little guy living in my Maxillaria tenuifolia! Did a good job of keeping the insects off the plant too. They really are like little cats. I noticed the one I had because of the pretty green chelicerae, really striking against the black body.

    @5 Hey now, cats are great. The overnight temps here dropped suddenly and all I had to do was add another cat to the bed. No need to go rummaging for a winter blanket.

  5. Walter Solomon says

    A furry big spider will not have the same problem.

    Wouldn’t the fur still trap your body heat and cause the same problem.