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New Phiddipus jonsoni (male)
Location: Ventura, California, USA
May 11, 2012 5:59 pm
Hi! I’m the one who sent in the pictures of Ruby (the female) last year, and I’m happy to say I caught another near my apartment in Ventura. I’m sure it’s male, it has some markings but they aren’t as clear as Ruby’s were. He’s happily living in Ruby’s old enclosure, which to my luck I had finally cleaned barely a week before finding him. I’ve had him for about 2 months now, he’s quite active and loves his cricket meals. I got a new phone with a better camera so I can finally share better pictures.
Signature: California Spider Lover again 😉

Johnson Jumper

Dear California Spider Lover,
Thanks so much for your follow-up report.  Please note that the scientific name for the Johnson Jumper contains an “h” and is spelled
Phiddipus johnsoni.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: California

3 Responses to Johnson Jumper kept in captivity

  1. De Curry says:

    why doesn’t it ever let me ‘share’ your articles?

    • bugman says:

      This comment was submitted during a time when there was technical difficulty. We just found numerous old and unapproved comments. Your comments should be automatically approved in the future unless there is inappropriate content that we feel must be edited.

  2. Peter Bovey says:

    I found a Johnson Jumping spider yesterday on the side of my house near some equipment covered with a tarp. Beautiful looking creature.

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