Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

The Dance of the Jumping Spider

This deserves to be highlighted. Hat tip to Lorri Talley (see comments in Orb Weaver entry).

I give you…

The Mating Dance of the Jumping Spider!

“I have the best pedipalps of them all! The very best. With my little dance, I will hypnotize you into wanting them. Yes, my darling, wanting them!”


  1. #1 Hank Roberts
    September 5, 2007

    I assume you want a credit card number for Part II, because the video stopped right as the spider reached out to touch what I assume was a convincing dummy.

    Anyone else count the number of beats on those pedipalps? I thought I saw a Fibonacci sequence developing …

    Okay, where’s the _rest_ of this?


  2. #2 sailor
    September 5, 2007

    Seemed to me it got so excited it was climbing up whatever that is next door to the dummy instead of the dummy itself.
    Whatever, a very cool display, cannot wait to try it on my next date.

  3. #3 Warren
    September 5, 2007

    You know it’s traditional to preface such posts as NSFW, don’t you?

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