Tiny, hairy creatures that typically induce goosebumps and shrills from both young and old oddly enough don’t cause that this time around. Or, maybe it’s just me. Regardless, beautiful macro shots of the tiny buggers are captured here:
Salticids are small (most are less than one inch long), and they can jump 10 – 40 times their body length to pounce on prey or to avoid becoming prey. They accomplish this using good ol’ fashioned hydraulics: they pump fluid into their legs quick enough to allow them to spring at lighting speed. Enjoy these photos. Click on some of them and you’ll almost be able to see the reflection of the camera in their central eyes.