jumping spider noise machine

I am totally in love with both the sounds and the dance moves of this jumping spider. If you do not want to watch the entire 2+ minutes, be sure to forward to the end where he really takes off. I remember seeing similar spider dance videos before, but not with this degree of sound.

I thought the female was dead, but in fact she is anesthetized with carbon dioxide and ‘glued’ in place with a wee bit of wax. This – and much more – is explained in the Nature excerpt featuring Damian Elias below…



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