White-Haired Peacock jumping spider (Maratus Albus) Male

(2 customer reviews)


White-haired little peacock spiders

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Maratus Albus is an average-sized species of peacock spider found along Australia’s southern coastline from Western Australian (eastern parts) to Victoria, mostly in South Australia near Adelaide and nearby offshore islands.  Females are 5.5 mm and males 4-5mm.

The males have a distinctive copper coloured head and are mostly white.  Females are light brown colour with different markings (see photos). Males of this coastal species extend their long legs but do not elevate their fan during courtship display. They are easy to handle as they seem quite tame.  They are mildly venomous but with tiny fangs and thus pose no harm to humans.

They have been found to make a sack of silk, and roll themselves as well as the silk sack in the sand, completely disappearing!  So don’t be alarmed if you cannot find your jumping spider straight away.

Care Instructions:

Maratus Albus males are extremely small and require newborn crickets or fruit flies.  This little guy recently molted and will need a setup that is horizontal rather than vertical.

These jumpers require fine beach sand or very fine crushed shells to enable them to make their sleeping sacks in the sand.  Keep the sand dry. 

Please note:.  All jumping spiders are sold as sub-adults/adults and thus we cannot establish their true age.

Download our Seaside Jumping Spider General Care Guide

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2 reviews for White-Haired Peacock jumping spider (Maratus Albus) Male

  1. chak.yan (verified owner)

    Everything was very well packaged, and he arrived quickly and safely!
    He is very lively and tame, enjoys exploring (although he loves sneaking into the gaps of the seals).
    Such a big personality in such a tiny jumper!

    I also ordered the Jumperanium 2.0 kit, which comes with everything that you need. I have 2 at the moment, and love how the accessories are also a little different from each other, so each enclosure has their own vibe.
    Thank you so much! Will definitely be ordering again!

    • admin (store manager)

      Chak, we are so happy you like the enclosures and the little guy (yes he can be naughty!)

  2. Megan (verified owner)

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