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  • Alex Van Ingen
    Alex Van Ingen15 godzin temu

    Your look good and love your video Alex from the Netherlands

  • arbiter of time
    arbiter of time8 dni temu

    The jumper at 1:04 is so cute it a unibrow!

  • Kayla Evans
    Kayla Evans11 dni temu

    I feel like your doing the right thing by doing what you think is best for your babies!! Momma knows best

  • SxSxG
    SxSxG12 dni temu

    The bigger the spiders are the less I find them scary. The larger ones are more like Guineapigs.

  • Z
    Z12 dni temu

    I had a brown recluse once. Unknowingly, but In my garage or house. I never saw it, but she/he got my back. Bit around my right shoulder blade. Will have the scar for the rest of my life as it's been 5 years and it's still very noticable. Be careful.. SE NEB

  • ilivetofly X
    ilivetofly X15 dni temu

    My regal babys will scavange out the dead FF bodies. If you are using D. melanogaster they can take them down but its not easy if the FF are active. Overnight is when mine like to eat. If they are D. hydei, which it kinda looks like as they are black. They prefer to scavange the corpses opposed to taking them down themselves.

  • Quantum Cat
    Quantum Cat16 dni temu

    At least he died in peace for he is in a kind of meditating Bouddha position.

  • CSwords
    CSwords16 dni temu

    I know nothing of spiders, but I do recall somehow learning that after mating the female eats the male. Is this not true?

  • Ant Op
    Ant OpMiesiąc temu

    those green worms look tastey

  • Whit Cornett
    Whit CornettMiesiąc temu

    i *HATE* brown recluse spiders! there nothing but trouble in Ohio. I find them in my basement all the time and kill them because they get large and pack nasty bites.

  • Abigail j34
    Abigail j34Miesiąc temu

    ✨Aege sack✨

  • Jose/teddy Pizano
    Jose/teddy PizanoMiesiąc temu

    I'd like to thank you and a handful of others for helping me learn enough to feel comfortable with not only being around tarantulas but getting into the hobby myself. I look forward to learning a lot more as well as educational yet entertaining videos..lol you guys are awesome (thank you)

  • Hot Babe
    Hot BabeMiesiąc temu

    I'm in philadelphia and I can never find any breeders and I'm scared to order from places in california cause it's far away

  • Sue J
    Sue JMiesiąc temu

    You can block the exo terras, I did it. Tape over the inside of the vents, nylon over the top, under the mesh and I made blue tack sausages for the doors. Very easy to remove/replace when opening the door.

  • Fat DoG
    Fat DoGMiesiąc temu

    Have you got black widows ?

  • Susan Martin
    Susan MartinMiesiąc temu

    Her body has a heart on it. ❤

  • Susan Martin
    Susan MartinMiesiąc temu

    That male jumper is HUGE!!! Aren't they supposed to be little? Yikes!!

  • Susan Martin
    Susan MartinMiesiąc temu

    Uuggghhhh.. lifting up that log to find your recluse just creeps me out. Sorry Ka. One bit me many years ago and i hate them.

  • Angie Thompson
    Angie ThompsonMiesiąc temu

    Okay, I love you! Lol. I love spiders.. (even after being bit by a widow...on the butt🤨.. I probably deserved it) I don't capture them because I live in The mountains surrounded but wolfspiders and Widows. And tiny teeny jumpers.. too small to keep. All these spiders make me so happy but I am also surrounded by tiny tree frogs and I am scared of them. I KNOW..who the hell is scared of cute teeny frogs.. I am a psycho. I wish the frogs would leave me and my spiders alone. I remember you making it pretty clear in the last video as to why you were removing the babies. I understand why you had to. I like how you handle it the second time when you kept chai with them.

  • Jennifer Whalen
    Jennifer WhalenMiesiąc temu

    I dont really care for spiders but they are very fascinating at the same time thanks for sharing your arachnid friends with us 🖤🕷🕸

  • Marie Nance
    Marie NanceMiesiąc temu

    Through out COVID-19 UK lock down decided to try to overcome my fear of spiders l discovered I liked trantulas but I can't get over the UK house Spider xx

  • Paulina Janzen
    Paulina JanzenMiesiąc temu

    I always get a bit scared when I find brown recluse spiders on the ceiling of my garage. like they could jump down at any moment

  • WOOPY Drew
    WOOPY DrewMiesiąc temu

    I love almost all other spiders and don’t mind them on/near me but.... daddy long legs or other spider with thin hair like legs...... not for meeeee idk what it isssss

  • Linn Engqvist
    Linn EngqvistMiesiąc temu

    I'm sorry for your loss. I'd probably consider myself an arachnophobe, but the jumping spider is definitely the cutest spider

  • Vital Link
    Vital Link2 miesięcy temu

    I've never seen a jumping spider that big before, in the UK we have tiny ones. Salticus scenicus aka zebra jumping spider. They're rather bold for such a tiny creature.

  • Henrique Marins
    Henrique Marins2 miesięcy temu

    omg you have a brown spider as a pet... they were my biggest fear growing up (in Brazil)

  • Susan Martin
    Susan Martin2 miesięcy temu

    Ooooh Kat!!! What great eyebrows you have!!!😳✌

  • Ash Bianchetti
    Ash Bianchetti2 miesięcy temu

    I swear theses venomous spiders egg so much, my widow has had two this year already

  • Crystal Jones
    Crystal Jones2 miesięcy temu

    You should smash that spider man that dangerous she could bite you you will ended up in the hospital

  • Walt R. Buck
    Walt R. Buck2 miesięcy temu

    I don't personally trust my ability with "extremely" poisonous spiders.. but I love them. I enjoy spiders in the wild as much as in my collection. My collection must contain only CB though. Anyway, to the point, I can appreciate the fact that you can keep these things. The videos are very fascinating. I glad I found this video, because I've been meaning to sub for a while but "out of sight out of mind" I kept forgetting to look up the channel. Well, I finally subbed. Love the content! I do want to start a collection of jumpers though. Freaking cute little buggers. haha

  • Veronica Cabanas
    Veronica Cabanas2 miesięcy temu

    Stephen symphony

  • Veronica Cabanas
    Veronica Cabanas2 miesięcy temu

    Why not give me spiders in your food I don’t want you anymore but I might like

  • Anya the Panther
    Anya the Panther2 miesięcy temu

    Another egg? She's like a bunny! (can you sterilize a spider? Or giver her medicine?)

  • Sharky Girl
    Sharky Girl2 miesięcy temu

    Aww that is so sad. Hugs.

  • Lisa Falkenberg
    Lisa Falkenberg2 miesięcy temu

    Awww poor bean 😔

  • graveyard baby
    graveyard baby2 miesięcy temu

    Kat I just got my first jumper :3 It’s dark with green and a red dot on its back! How do tell if it’s male or female? it wasn’t specified for me

  • ThomasTheZombie
    ThomasTheZombie2 miesięcy temu

    Im confused, if mom is not a threat to the babies, then what does it really matter to keep the offspring with mom? What could she assist with for them?

  • Stefanie Ebling
    Stefanie Ebling2 miesięcy temu

    I dont think you did anything wrong...it just happens sometimes unfortunately...I randomly lost a couple from my collection, recently, the same way..just random

  • Ink Fire
    Ink Fire2 miesięcy temu

    That spider literally wants to be your mama 😂

  • Michael Root
    Michael Root2 miesięcy temu

    Are you married to the guy from Dark Den

  • / Sanders
    / Sanders2 miesięcy temu

    I didn’t no that was a jumping spider in my room but didn’t kill it I just let it go because didn’t want to kill a cute spider it was fuzzy I found another one out side it was size of my big toe I think that was a wolf spider it was brown.

  • Ibns Arachnids
    Ibns Arachnids2 miesięcy temu

    Nice Kat. Keep up the good work. I have Pterinopelma Sazmai babies and they number close to 500-600 my girl onyx laid a monster eggsac. I'm so excited. Take care. Ibnsarachnids aka rob

  • Gigi Bertrand
    Gigi Bertrand2 miesięcy temu

    I started collecting jumping spiders a year ago yes I had always had arachnophobia! My grandson at 5 years old ask me for a pet spider he chose a picture on line of a Brachypelma smithi . Of course I said oh no that’s really too much spider for Gigi yes he calls me Gigi so I did my research and chose the Phidippus regius . One turned into 8 then at the end of 2020 I moved on to tarantulas yes my fear is gone at least I hope . I love your channel I have a channel but it’s only uploads of videos I have of all my animals in my reptile room. The moment I uploaded videos I get nothing but trolls with hateful comments of course I delete all comments that are hateful I can’t imagine talking making a video like you do you are awesome . I’m still learning about tarantulas and salticidae I’m not educated enough on this topic to make educational videos .

  • Google User
    Google User2 miesięcy temu

    You have a brown recluse as a pet??

  • Arhxy
    Arhxy2 miesięcy temu

    Down here in Oregon there are a bunch of hobo spiders and black widows sometimes I see brown recluses but rarely also see the giant house spider a ton

  • Bella Anderson
    Bella Anderson2 miesięcy temu

    She is stuck in Shed

  • Kay Riggi
    Kay Riggi2 miesięcy temu

    okay.. I normally don't mind watching these videos even though I'm terrified of spiders, but I have learned to not watch these while going to the bathroom..😂😂

  • Skye Traverse
    Skye Traverse2 miesięcy temu

    Recently lost my wild caught red back male jumper 😢 rip jumpers I love them

  • Harry Toeface
    Harry Toeface2 miesięcy temu

    I'm sorry but, I've been bit by a brown recluse before and caused me sepsis....I was stuck in the hospital for over a month! screw brown recluses! I got bit while in bed!!

  • Ruby Kilani
    Ruby Kilani2 miesięcy temu

    I’m sorry for you lose I also had a type but it died and I was very sad

  • Patrick Samson
    Patrick Samson2 miesięcy temu

    It sells only on US im from PH

  • Patrick Samson
    Patrick Samson2 miesięcy temu

    Where did you buy the black jumping spider

  • Danny K
    Danny K2 miesięcy temu

    what species is boomhower? the male jumping spider.

  • Jasmine Soulard
    Jasmine Soulard2 miesięcy temu

    What are those green bugs?? Never seen them before xx

  • Corpseplower


    2 miesięcy temu

    Hornworms. When they aren't spider chow, they grow into hawk moths.

  • Mousey Plays
    Mousey Plays2 miesięcy temu

    Great çhannel

  • Vonda G
    Vonda G2 miesięcy temu

    Look at all the little baby jumpers!! Thank you for the update. Sorry about Bean. The only downside to these guys are their very short lifespan.

  • Mark Penhall
    Mark Penhall2 miesięcy temu

    look ive seen enough of your videos to know. that even if you did mess up, its not an issue.

  • Aminah Anderson
    Aminah Anderson2 miesięcy temu

    I love the way you say egg

  • Midgematic
    Midgematic2 miesięcy temu

    Babies 🥺🥺🥺💕 so cute! Im so sorry about Bean, but Im so happy that the babies are doing good! You’re a great spider mom ❤️💕

  • Yung Sam
    Yung Sam2 miesięcy temu

    Keep your hornworm container upside down so all the waste collects on the lid instead of the food so they can always get to the food and you can clean the waste daily for oxygen.

  • Direct
    Direct2 miesięcy temu

    I need that coffe mug in my life.

  • Antonia Tornaritis
    Antonia Tornaritis2 miesięcy temu

    I had a wild caught baby I found in my house, I also named it Bean. It died after a week though :(

  • Antonia Tornaritis

    Antonia Tornaritis

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Direct Thank you so much for the advice! i seriously appreciate it :) Hopefully will be getting one when the weather gets warmer. At least now i know that for the winter, i should definitely get a heat lamp or mat for them.

  • Direct


    2 miesięcy temu

    @Antonia Tornaritis oooh well that could be one big factor.... they don't like the cold at all. Although room temperature should be fine, i mean i don't know where u kept him/her but inside the house should be just fine.. it is hard to figure out really they can die from so many diffrent things :( well, all that matters is that you treated the little thing well and did your best. Get a new one, and maybe try things a little diffrently with that one. Diffrent enclosure, diffrent location. Oh and make sure they also get enough natural light btw. They love that.

  • Antonia Tornaritis

    Antonia Tornaritis

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Direct I got it melanogaster fruit flies! Bean was eating pretty good, i honestly think it died because of the weather. Its been pretty cold here :(

  • Direct


    2 miesięcy temu

    :( did you maybe feed it to big prey? It can be hard to feed them with wild prey if they are still small. They will need small things at start, only once they get bigger can they take down prey their own size or a little bigger.

  • Bug lover Spider lover
    Bug lover Spider lover2 miesięcy temu

    The last jumper I had died after a long battle with egg binding. I've raised recluses before and they lay eggs constantly! I usually kept them in pairs and as soon as the female layer her eggs,shed mate with the male again.

  • Flame’Star
    Flame’Star2 miesięcy temu

    Glad to see that the babies are ok! And sorry about Bean

  • Molly Pop
    Molly Pop2 miesięcy temu

    I ALWAYS want to hear about your brown recluse. Sorry about Bean, but shit happens. Doubtful there was much you could have done. Boomhauer (I love his name omg) is the cutest thing ever, and I literally just threw out one of those bear tubs and now I'm mad for not thinking of this instead.

  • Annabelle Rose
    Annabelle Rose2 miesięcy temu

    I recently had my jumping spider die, it had just eaten there was water I dont know why she died.

  • Direct


    2 miesięcy temu

    Don't feel bad about it. Even the most professional keepers will still make mistakes. And sometimes it is out of your power. They can get 1 million things that could kill them. They are rather fragile really, look up a video on care for jumping spiders and look if you missed something important. Again, your spider could have died from many things. Oh and by the way, If it was a wild one it is possible that you simply caught a already sick spider. It happens.

  • Blakely Estes
    Blakely Estes2 miesięcy temu

    Hey do you need a light for jumping spiders I read somewhere that they said you need light on the cage for them to see around during the day?

  • Mathieu Thieuma

    Mathieu Thieuma

    2 miesięcy temu

    From what i read, they need 12 hours pf light. Day light can do the work if your enclosure is well placed. Light (artificial or day light) can help you to provide them the heat they need, if yours house is too cold

  • kitsune0rei
    kitsune0rei2 miesięcy temu

    So sorry about Bean! I had a similar thing happen- I got my first jumper as an adult, she unexpectedly laid one egg sac and passed away just after they hatched. She was eating so I thought she was doing ok. I was told she was captive bred, but it seems like maybe not. I have several dark girls who I was planning on pairing (they still seem to not be to their last molt yet, they were later season clutches), but if I get babies I'll send you one :) It wouldn't be till like late summer tho. I have no problem with your removing the baby spiders, I think that was the right choice. I was going to mention one of the big things that can help with getting them eating it light! They seem to really like indirect sunlight. They decide to do things in their own time tho. Don't afraid to work on handling with Boonhower(sp?). Jumpers can be fun to hold but most need to get used to the feel of you skin before they're ok with it. I've had several jumpers jump between my fingers and have a lot of fun. I've also set up a little "spider playground" area in an open area with various objects to climb and jump between. I use stuff like extra pieces of wood I have laying around, small fake plants, clothespins, pipe cleaners, random stuff I find at the dollar store. My more active jumpers seem to enjoy it.

  • Jasonian
    Jasonian2 miesięcy temu

    Chill Kat!!. True spiders are so hard compared to T's.

  • Persefany
    Persefany2 miesięcy temu

    What species is the male jumper? I missed it and he’s so cute 🥺

  • Persefany


    2 miesięcy temu

    I think it’s phidippus audax if anyone else was also wondering

  • Yikes
    Yikes2 miesięcy temu

    I'm so sorry for your loss! :( Such a shame. I've been wanting a P. Regius for ages now but they're oddly rare to get your hands on in Sweden. Also ou're not allowed to keep native jumpers but they're not much fun anyway.

  • HubbaBubbaD
    HubbaBubbaD2 miesięcy temu

    Poor little Bean, sorry Kat 🥺

    GYPSEYBOY TV2 miesięcy temu

    My curly hair died today he was a male

  • Bug lover Spider lover

    Bug lover Spider lover

    2 miesięcy temu

    GYPSEYBOY TV I have a female,but she's too young to breed yet.

  • Greg Williams
    Greg Williams2 miesięcy temu

    Unless you want baby spiders all over your house it’s necessary to put the egg sac in a secure enclosure

  • Greg Williams
    Greg Williams2 miesięcy temu

    I found a nest of black widows when moving my retics cage. They were under the cage so I managed to capture mom and her egg sac and relocate them out in my backyard

  • esthie
    esthie2 miesięcy temu

    Sorry for you loss❤️ my p.regious female died a couple of weeks ago..... it’s so hard losing them❤️

  • Natasha chilled
    Natasha chilled2 miesięcy temu

    So sorry about bean your the best mom and gave her the best life so stoked about your babies yay so exciting to see them grow. I'm a essential worker no nice to come home and watch your videos stay safe 🌸💗🌸💗🌸💗

  • Matt Pixel
    Matt Pixel2 miesięcy temu

    fourth egg sac? hah that's nothing!!! my Eratigena atrica had 11 egg sacs in on season!!

  • Bug lover Spider lover

    Bug lover Spider lover

    2 miesięcy temu

    Matt Pixel I would think she died after that as well,poor girl must've literally bred herself to death.

  • Matt Pixel

    Matt Pixel

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Bug lover Spider lover But look to what I said! My Eratigena atrica laid 11 sacs in ONE SEASON that means in one breeding season she laid all that! nother lifetime. But sadly she was the oldest spider of mine so she died 3 weeks after laing those eggs

  • Bug lover Spider lover

    Bug lover Spider lover

    2 miesięcy temu

    Matt Pixel I had a house spider that has 25 or so in her lifetime

    VENOM IRONMAN2 miesięcy temu

    by the way, she told me they bite!!

    VENOM IRONMAN2 miesięcy temu


  • Direct


    2 miesięcy temu

    I promise you, try keeping a jumping spider as a pet. My little skittlez literally just deleted Arachnaphobia out of my life as if it was never there. Now i don't even mind the bigger spiders anymore either. Its just gone. Wich is a big relief honestly.

    VENOM IRONMAN2 miesięcy temu


  • mrtheoden
    mrtheoden2 miesięcy temu

    what is that tarantula at 0:40 seconds Kat? What a beauty! I wanted a phidippus regius, but it seems that they are impossible to get in Australia :(

  • themsdwallace
    themsdwallace2 miesięcy temu

    So happy the babies are doing well!

  • Ahsoka Tano
    Ahsoka Tano2 miesięcy temu

    i like ur males name, boom howar ;) hehe reminds me of king of the hill ;)

  • EarthsGeomancer
    EarthsGeomancer2 miesięcy temu

    I really like her hair. ^__^

  • Rue Hawthorne
    Rue Hawthorne2 miesięcy temu

    1) you named your spider Boomhauer I freakin love that 2) you gave him an animal crossing voice I love your videos and enjoy you so much because of little things like this!

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    Sour Flower2 miesięcy temu


  • Michelle Calderon
    Michelle Calderon2 miesięcy temu

    I feel bad about bean. The babies are growing fast ❤❤❤

  • Othoniel J. Rodriguez
    Othoniel J. Rodriguez2 miesięcy temu

    Can we see more of the Puerto Rican Pink toe? Slings of that species are bright blue.

  • Sara Jean
    Sara Jean2 miesięcy temu


  • Jorge Piriyakul
    Jorge Piriyakul2 miesięcy temu

    You’re lovely and so is your hobby

  • Kyle Bice
    Kyle Bice2 miesięcy temu

    I got a wild caught jumper a while ago and unfortunately the same thing happened to me, only had her two weeks. She was huge and sluggish from the moment we got her so I'm assuming she was just old.

  • Kyle Bice

    Kyle Bice

    2 miesięcy temu

    @yoursugarismine You can just assume that if you want and try to make random strangers on the internet feel bad over appreciating the beauty of animal and wanting it as a pet, if that makes you feel better about yourself. You kinda just look like an ass to the rest of us though. There are literally thousands of wild caught animals who are in the pet hobby who are living happy healthy lives, often more stress free than they would in the wild and with longer lifespans, because there are less stressors, more food, and no predators trying to eat them in captivity. Please take your ignorance elsewhere

  • yoursugarismine


    2 miesięcy temu

    Or maybe it wanted to stay in the wild, and the change killed it. I know if someone took me and locked me in a box, I would probably die..or very unhappy...wouldn't you?

  • Kagome01fan
    Kagome01fan2 miesięcy temu

    Sorry for your loss T.T I know Bean was definitely happy with you for sure :D

  • Missy Citty
    Missy Citty2 miesięcy temu

    RIP Bean. So sorry Kat. She was adorable. ♥ Baby Jumpers are Precious!!!

    MOON OVER MIAMI2 miesięcy temu

    hello great video Kat

  • Stephanie Bruner
    Stephanie Bruner2 miesięcy temu

    Sorry for your loss

  • Amy Eades
    Amy Eades2 miesięcy temu

    How does she keep having egg sacks without mating?

  • Inn3r Warri0r

    Inn3r Warri0r

    2 miesięcy temu

    If she came to Kat Gravid then it’s quite normal for a true spider to lay 4 or 5 egg sacs from that one mating, even some tarantulas can drop 2 egg sacs from one pairing

  • stricky345
    stricky3452 miesięcy temu

    Hm, are jumping spider slings difficult eaters some times? Noticed something similiar too.

  • Direct


    2 miesięcy temu

    I kinda feel like they are at times. Some eat without any problem while others seem to have a hard time eating. It may be because of diffrent personalities or something idk.

  • Bludj Blog
    Bludj Blog2 miesięcy temu

    Webb free 😢