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
I managed to catch this spider on our couch and attempted looking up to see what type of spider it is. My only guess could be a Hobo Spider or a Grass spider but I would like to make sure since I know you are able to identify spiders here. He’s missing two back legs but that was from me trying to get him out from between the cushions. Released him out side under our plumb tree.
AS: you are correct it is a grass/ funnel web spider!
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