The Carnivale of Colour – A Jumping Spider Fanfare.
The science world never imagined spiders could be so complex and so brilliant. The revolutionary family of The Jumping Spider, with colossal character, and social appeal, are rewriting the rules of evolutionary biology and sizeable intelligence.
You’re Just Too Beautiful!
In only are short time, their superb appearance, complex lives and curious behaviours – have changed how we look at arachnids forever. And it seems the learning will be indefinite, as more intelligent little beings are discovered every year.
Their species is a portfolio of beauty, colour, movement and sound, intelligence, and incredible sight. Ambassadors for their kind, and all bugs, The Jumping Spider family is changing the world for good.
The Carnivale of Colour
For those of you who are not so in love with furry critters with eight legs – you might be wondering why the focus is on this particular animal? I am obsessed, and it is not the first or the last time I will investigate this topic.
Sharing the story of this particular species, because of their profound uniqueness – might help change the perception of those not too keen on bugs. Hopefully, you will be inspired, like me, to rethink your relationship with insects and spiders and put down the can of RAID.
This interlude is an opportunity to understand that insects and spiders play a significant role in maintaining the delicate structure of the living world and that all life, including that of a spider, is essential. And with that, we leave our story here, with the most beautiful of their kind parading in a Carnivale of colour, The Peacock Jumping Spiders.
Whose lives are here with us in Australia – and nowhere else.
Meet ‘Sparklemuffin’ – Image by © Jurgen Otto)
WATCH: MEET SPARKLEMUFFIN, SKELETORUS, AND ELEPHANS, THREE SPECIES OF PEACOCK SPIDERS RECENTLY DESCRIBED BY JÜRGEN OTTO AND DAVID HILL.
Video courtesy: Jürgen Otto
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Emily Rack is a freelance creative writer and researcher, visual content creator, and designer. She is the head of the content production, publication – and editing for Upschool+ Guest Contributors -, and Horatio’s Jar is her content production agency and wellbeing school.
Emily has dedicated her life to researching and understanding matters of the mind, body-, and the human experience. Her discoveries and research are focused on cultivating tools and dialogue that encourage us to live in peace and harmony here on earth.
Her current focus is the environment and human connectivity, conservation, environmentalism, plant medicine, botany, biology-, and the practice of ‘Nature Bathing’. Emily is a writer, digital content creator, seasoned photographer-, and visual artist.
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