Comments & ID Thoughts
Is this a young jumping spider? Is it safe to put in the basement? I found it under a tool in my toolbox. I live in New Hampshire, but the spider may have hitchhiked from elsewhere, because the packaging for the tool was open when I bought it, and because and the inexpensive tool was likely made overseas. The spider is approx. 1/2 inch long (12mm) has a light orange, slightly reddish spot on its abdomen. I currently have it in a clean, empty, plastic prescription bottle. It's cold and winter where live, so I don't want to put it outside, unless it can survive the cold weather.