Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Jumping Spiders

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Question
I am thinking of keeping a jumping spider as a pet and would like to know if their bites cause necrosis or if they carry any sort of diseases or bacteria. Is their venom medically threatening? If bitten, will the bite leave a mark or scar as with more lethal spider species?

Answer
Hey Azami!

Jumping spiders are harmless to us and carry no known diseases. They are actually beneficial spiders. I know a lot of people have jumping spider pets. So you are fine to have one! The only thing I would recommend is that you make sure they have a good terrarium an food source. I know there are YouTube videos on people feeding thier jumping spiders for recommendations.

Hope this helps!
Thank you for the great questions.
My thanks
Chris

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Christopher A Rice

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I can identify and provide clear information on all insects, any of the following: Ants, Aphids, Bagworms, Bats, Bees, Beetles, Birds, Black widow spiders, Brown recluse spiders, Carpenter Bees, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Chipmunks, Cicada Killers, Cloth Moths, Cluster Flies, Cutworms, Deer, Drain Flies, Earwigs, Fleas, Flies, Fruit Flies, Gnats, Grasshoppers, Ground Hogs, Grubs, Japanese Beetles, Lice, Lizards, Mice, Midges, Millipedes, Moles, Mosquitoes, Noseeums, Opossums, Pantry Beetles, Pantry Moths, Pantry Pests, Pill Bugs, Rabbits, Raccoons, Rats, Roaches, Scorpions, Silverfish, Skunks, Snakes, Snails, Slugs, Sod webworms, Spiders, Sprintails, Squrriels, Termites, Thrips, Ticks, Turtles, Voles, Weeds, Weevils, White Flies, White grubs and many more..

Experience

I have over 10 years in Animal Identification, Wild Life Diseases, and MED VET Entomology

Organizations
Quora.com yahooanswers.com Allexperts.com (pest control) ID specialist at DMOPC.com

Publications
All about articles @ www.domyownpestcontrol.com for the following: Bed bugs Ants Cockroaches Termites (pending) Rats Mice

Education/Credentials
BS in Biology, minor in chemistry at Valdosta State University

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