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What’s that spider?
I looked though your spider pics and couldn’t find this one so I’m sending a couple of pictures. This guy had the most impressive fangs I’ve ever seen. I found him drowned in a dish at a garage sale and bought the dish to get the spider. Crazy huh? So how bad would it hurt to be bitten by one of these?
Kay Herndon / Spicewood, Texas

Hi Kay,
I love your garage sale story. You have a species of Jumping Spider from the family Salticidae. It is one of the Phidippus species. Many of the Jumping Spiders are brightly colored, and there is a group that has flourescent green fangs like your photo. We haven’t heard of anyone being bitten by a Jumping Spider but we supppose the possibility does exist.

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