We have recently begun to document and characterize dynamic visual signals in Habronattus jumping spiders. These adorable animals are tiny and not easily photographed, and even harder to film. Males react dynamically to the female and will approach and retreat many times during courtship. We are currently testing different camera configurations to image dances at high resolution, one of our first "ultra hd" 4K videos is embedded below. Luckily, in this species the male will stay close to the female once he feels reasonably safe.
Amazing spider dances
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