i hate that when i tell people i love spiders they start telling me about the times when they’ve killed a spider or spiders and it’s like why are you telling me this you’re basically admitting to drowning a bag of kittens to me, that is the equivalent.
stop bragging about killing innocent animals no matter how small or “scary”
Anonymous asked: On the note of the anon's question about jumping spiders, why do they often look like they're smiling?
probably because they are curious about things and are among the more visual of the spiders (most spiders actually have very poor eyesight) and their eye arrangement is just adorable :)
Anonymous asked: Why do some jumping spiders look like they have mittens or boxing mitts on their front legs?
well for one that is the cutest description of mating claspers i’ve ever heard! which is what i presume you’re referring to! they are called pedipalps and male spiders have mating claspers at the end which are used for passing packets of sperm to the female during mating