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Get your Spidey senses tingling! Discover the vibrant world of spiders and the innovative research being done at the University of Florida to learn more about the arachnids’ surprisingly good vision. High-resolution images showcase tiny jumping spiders in all their colorful splendor, and some of these species are smaller than a Q-tip! Come see the distinctive dances these tiny creatures do to find a mate. Display cases highlight some of the tools and experiments scientists use to uncover the spiders’ mating and feeding habits, including unique tests involving makeup, paints and toothpicks. Learn more about these underappreciated animals with videos of professor Lisa Taylor from the Taylor Lab, including one from the show “Life In Color with David Attenborough” that is narrated by the renowned biologist and presenter.


All images and videos in the “Colorful Dancing Spiders” exhibit were provided by Colin Hutton unless otherwise credited. This research was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.