UNBOXING *LOOK AT THAT FACE* BIG Cute African Velvet Spiders & NEW Jumpers! Stegodyphus, Phiddipus

Welcome to our latest blog post, where we share the excitement of unboxing BIG cute African velvet spiders and new jumpers! Get ready to witness the adorable charm of Stegodyphus and Phiddipus – two delightful additions to our collection.



Hey there fellow arachnid enthusiasts! Today, we are beyond thrilled to share our recent escapade unboxing some subadult velvet spiders and jumping spiders from the renowned Tom Patterson Hardcore Arachnids. Buckle up as we embark on a journey filled with cuteness and spidery wonders!

Unveiling the African Velvet Spiders

As we cautiously unbox the intriguing velvet spiders, one thing becomes evident – they are not your usual communal species. These creatures are a class apart, boasting an unparalleled beauty that sets them apart from their communal counterparts. With their unique charm and captivating appearance, they quickly stole our hearts.

  • The velvet spiders, while not communal, exhibit fascinating behaviors that are a delight to observe.
  • Their individualistic nature adds a certain allure, making them stand out in the world of arachnids.

Creative Enclosures for Jumping Spiders

Moving on to our jumping spider friends, we took extra care in rehousing them in creatively designed enclosures. Each enclosure was meticulously decorated to match the vibrant colors and distinct personalities of these agile creatures.

  • The jumping spiders, with their striking hues of orange and black, effortlessly contributed to the Halloween theme.
  • Their energetic movements and curious demeanor truly showcased their playful side.
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Tailoring Enclosures to Suit Each Species

When it comes to crafting enclosures, it’s essential to cater to the specific needs of each species. For the velvet spiders, we opted for a less elaborate setup owing to their less active nature and sensitivity to misting and humidity.

  • Ensuring a cozy environment, we provided ample wood and dry moss, aligning with their preference for a drier habitat.
  • As these spiders are not ideal for a bioactive setup due to their aversion to watering, we incorporated artificial plants to mimic a natural setting.


In conclusion, our encounter with the African velvet spiders and jumping spiders has been nothing short of enchanting. From the intricacies of their individualistic behaviors to the vibrant display of colors, these arachnids have proven to be a captivating addition to our collection. Each species, with its unique traits, has left a lasting impression, solidifying our love for these fascinating creatures.


  1. Can African velvet spiders thrive in a communal setup?
  2. What are some distinctive characteristics of jumping spiders that set them apart?
  3. How often should velvet spiders be misted to maintain proper humidity levels?
  4. Are jumping spiders suitable pets for beginners due to their interactive nature?
  5. What sets the darker-colored female Fales velvet spider apart from the rest?