posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 04:23 PM
Originally posted by reficul
one of my favorite spiders is the wee little jumping spider.
its only about 1/4 cm. (1/8 inch) big,but these suckers don't put up with no crap!
they jump at you,they are not afraid of yo and they will bite you! over and over again!!!
I LOVED these little guys when I was a kid! In my area (The midwest USA) they came in all sorts of color patterns, including stripes, and bright neon
colors like orange, yellow, and red - and all fuzzy!
Every one of these that I encountered as a kid was extremely friendly, they were happy to climb (or jump) onto my hand, study my eyes and face, get a
few gentle pats on their back (avoiding the eyes, human skin burns their eyes), and then be on their way again. If you put your fingertip up to them
while holding them, they will touch it, "smell it", all around examine it, but never had a single one ever bite me.
Friendliest and most fearless, and to be honest cutest spiders out there. I think maybe they can tell whether or not you intend to hurt them, because
they always genuinely seemed to be just as curious and friendly as I was, every time.