Gladiators

My apartment is home to several Pantropical jumping spiders (Plexippus paykulli). I think these guys are adorable, but the new tenant might disagree, so I’m ushering them outside before I move out. After catching this one in a glass, I went to get my camera, and found an ant (Solenopsis invicta?) crawling around in my camera bag, so I threw it in with the spider to see if some nature would happen. Neither of them seemed particularly interested in the other. The ant got tangled up in the spider’s tether line a few times, but I don’t think that was intentional. I tried to get some dramatic photos.

Spider and ant face-offFire ant (Solenopsis invicta)

Pantropical jumping spiderSpider and ant silhouette

James Marchment

James Marchment

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