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cdcrocks

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About cdcrocks

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  • Birthday 07/12/1998

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    Kentucky
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    Kitties & video games
  1. cdcrocks

    Photographing jumping spider question.

    Thanks for all the info, Digger! I'm thinking about naming her Aura, after her scientific name. I'm going to try to let her walk on my hand today. I normally feed her crickets, but I'll try what you did with the hydeii. She ate those a couple of molts ago. I don't have the lenses to take the pictures yet, but when I do, I'll be sure to share them.
  2. cdcrocks

    Photographing jumping spider question.

    I was thinking about that, but she can climb the walls of her cup like it's a twig. She could walk right out. I'll probably end up doing that anyway. Or maybe on the patio table would be a good spot. I found her on a potted plant near there, so perhaps if she gets away she'll still have a good life.
  3. I wanted to take some pictures of a Paraphidippus aurantius I've been raising, but I've never handled a spider before. How would I go about doing this so she wouldn't escape or bite me, and so I could still get some nice, clear photos? My parents will probably freak out and not let me keep spiders anymore if I do get bitten, and they wouldn't be happy about having a loose spider, even a cute one. My dad's even claimed to have arachnophobia before. Even if they weren't to learn about her escape, she wouldn't be able to survive in my house. I've got 3 cats that keep our house bug-and spider- free. So, any advice? Should I just take her picture through a very clean, clear cup? Or would she stay put if she was eating perhaps? She's the most beautiful invertebrate I've ever seen, and the first spider I have actually enjoyed keeping, so I never want to forget her. Thank you!
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