Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Salticidae

Itsy-bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot… salticidae

This is the absolute smallest Jumping Spider I have ever seen!  My boy spotted this Itsy-Bitsy spidey on his chair arm rest while we were selling Wowflutes at the Tuacahn Saturday Market.

I whipped out my Olypmus OMD EM5 and slapped on my manual focus Minolta Rokkor 50mm f3.5 Macro lens with an extension tube in a hurry because even though it was small it had a spring in its step and was covering the small distance of the chair arm rather quickly.

I snapped a few shots of a blurry beast and then noticed that the only thing this itsy-bitsy guy had going for it was his size.  The images I snapped did not do justice to the size so I dug into my pockets and added a penny.  He jumped as the humongous metal disk was placed gently near him.  Then he proceeded to escape at full speed.  Luckily this was epically slow at his size.  So I moved the penny around until I captured him just right in focus near it.  Success!

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