Amber Harris, from Casey Dunn's Invertebrate Zoology (Biol 0410) course at Brown University, tells the story of jumping spider courtship.
Visit creaturecast.org for more stories about the unexpected world of Biology. For more information on the mating rituals of jumping spiders visit the Elias Lab at nature.berkeley.edu/eliaslab/ .
The hand-drawn animations were photographed at the Brown University Science Center (brown.edu/academics/science-center/). Thanks also to the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (brown.edu/academics/creative-arts-council/granoff). Music by scottaltham (ccmixter.org/files/scottaltham/18619) and Weston Wyse (ccmixter.org/people/WestonWyse).