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I’ve trained my spider to do tricks after watching videos onlineI’m hooked

A NURSE has trained her pet spider to give high-fives and perform tricks.

Bianca Pulver also reckons acrobatic arachnid Lucas is clever enough to recognise her.

Bianca Pulver, 34, has taught her spider to do several tricks including high-fives

Bianca Pulver, 34, has taught her spider to do several tricks including high-fives
Bianca is one of thousands buying jumping spiders after videos of them went viral online

Bianca is one of thousands buying jumping spiders after videos of them went viral online

Her jumping spider is only the size of a fingernail but can leap six times its body length.

Bianca, 34, 说: “If I put my finger in front of her, she will give me a high-five by putting her leg up.

“I encourage her to jump on to my hand with my finger, it’s like playing with 蜘蛛侠.

“She’s inquisitive so I’ve got to keep an eye on her.

“Training her was relatively easy. She was unsure at first but once she got used to me, it wasn’t long before she was jumping all over the place.”

Bianca, who has an animal science degree, is among thousands buying jumping spiders after videos of them doing tricks online went viral.

She also owns three tarantulas, giant grasshoppers and a chameleon.

She purchased her latest pet at an insect exhibition in 伦敦 earlier this month for £25.

US experts at Harvard University say they can differentiate between animate and inanimate objects just like humans and dogs.

They are not poisonous and only bite when feeling threatened, leaving a red painful bump.

They are fed on flies, meal worms an crickets every few days.

Bianca, from Margate, 肯特, reckons: “You can build a proper bond with them.”

Google Analytics stats show British searches for jumping spiders peaked earlier this month with owners posting videos of their pets on YouTubeTikTok.

Breeder Victoria Reffin, 38, of Jumping Spider Britannia, sells hundreds across the UK and Europe.

She told The Sun: ”社交媒体 has made these spiders incredibly popular, they are a big new trend and I sell them online and ship all over.

“Since I started my business I have had tons of people who are interested, they are the new craze.

Bianca has made Halloween-themed home for pet arachnid Lucas

Bianca has made Halloween-themed home for pet arachnid Lucas